Individual, workplace and combined effects modeling of employee productivity loss
|Author(s):|| Mgr. Ing. Martin Štěpánek M.A., Ph.D., Kaveh Jahanshahi, Francois Millard|
|Type:||Articles in journals with impact factor|
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|Published in:||Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine|
|Keywords:||SEM, productivity, absenteeism, presenteeism|
|Suggested Citation:||Stepanek, M., Jahanshahi, K., and Millard, F. (2019): Individual, workplace and combined effects modeling of workplace productivity loss. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine 61(6): pp469–478|
|Abstract:||Objective: Systematically and simultaneously investigate a wide range of influences on workplace productivity loss.
Methods: Data were collected from 31,950 employees in the UK. Influences of employees’ socioeconomic characteristics, lifestyle, commuting, physical and mental health, well-being, and job and workplace environment were assessed using multiple structural equation models.
Results: Mental health, physical health, job characteristics and support from organisation are the most important (direct or indirect) determinants of employees’ productivity. 93% of the indirect influences are mediated through mental and/or physical health. Some influences that appear as strong predictors in simple models lose most of their explanatory power in more complex models with additional explanatory variables.
Conclusions: Workplace productivity is affected by a wide range of personal, workplace and organisational characteristics, highlighting the need to promote employees’ wellbeing as well as the overall organisational, work and management culture.