How Human Performance Is Revolutionizing Employee Engagement

by Chris Rhatigan on Sep 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

strong organizational cultureWhen we think of employee engagement, we might think about doing meaningful work. We might think about working with great people whom we genuinely enjoy being around. We might think about working for an organization that embraces laudable goals and practices transparency and social responsibility.

While all of those things are important, enhancing human performance is becoming a key element of employee engagement strategies. Human performance starts with a comprehensive wellness program. But it goes beyond that, helping individuals and organization strengthen themselves as a whole.


Four Key Domains

Human performance is about creating more resilient, capable individuals who are in control of every aspect of their lives. It focuses on four areas:

  • Health and fitness
  • Money and prosperity
  • Growth and development
  • Contribution and sustainability

When employees are physically and mentally fit, the individual and the organization win. Improving human performance means improving workplace outcomes and creating a healthier organization. These programs seek to help employees focus on what’s truly important to them. They guide people to overcome obstacles, whether they be financial, social, or physical.

In the long-term, this means high-functioning employees and organizations. This impacts the bottom line too through higher productivity and lower medical costs. Human performance also helps lower employee absenteeism and turnover.

Reducing turnover

How to Improve Human Performance

Holistic programs for improving human performance focus on:

  • One-on-one coaching: Employees have the opportunity to reflect on every aspect of their lives and find ways to improve. This starts with employees discussing their goals aspirations. With the help of a coach, employees can create plans and strategies for how to be their best self. Ultimately, this means employees who are excelling personally and professionally.
  • Wellness assessment: Organizations can help employees stay their healthiest through providing support for well-being. Rather than managing disease, the human performance method encourages a healthy, active lifestyle.
  • Incentive programs: To provide that support, organizations can reward healthy behaviors. The data shows that these programs aren’t just a nice perk; they have a significant ROI. For example, Johnson & Johnson reported that the company saved $250 million on health care expenses over the course of a decade.

ADURO is a pioneer in the human performance industry. Started by four doctors passionate about treating the person instead of the problem, the company is focused on shifting workplace cultures to foster positive outcomes. Their program has proven to be successful, with 81% of users actively engaged.

ADURO means to “ignite” or “kindle.” Through using data, technology, and creative problem solving, ADURO is helping over a million unique users at hundreds of high-growth organizations across the country become healthier, happier, and more productive.




Human Performance e-book from ADURO


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This post was written by Chris Rhatigan

Chris Rhatigan is a freelance writer and editor. He is a former newspaper reporter for The New Haven Register and The Iowa City Press-Citizen. He enjoys playing old video games, studying (and trying to speak) Hindi, and walking his dog on the local trails. He lives in India.