2019 Indicators of a
Thriving Workplace

SuperFriend’s 2019 Indicators of a Thriving Workplace Report

Through this annual study, we have pinpointed actions most likely to help workers and workplaces thrive.

We have also highlighted which actions are most likely to make a positive difference, giving employers a clear and comprehensive roadmap for intervention.

The survey tracks the progress of workplace mental health and wellbeing across Australia against an ideal or desired state, and is a representative sample of Australia’s workforce.

The 2019 Report provides an overview of the 40 scientifically-validated indicators known to be optimal for worker mental health and business success. The indicators cover the five key domains of thriving workplaces: leadership, connectedness, policy, capability and culture.

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Key finding from 2019’s Report include:

  • The 2019 national ‘thriving workplace’ score is 62.7 out of 100, steady from last year
  • More than half of Australia’s workers experienced a mental health condition in 2019
  • Two in five of these workers believe their workplace caused the condition or made it worse
  • 1 in 5 workers find their job very or extremely stressful
  • Workload and deadlines are the top causes of stress nationally
  • The most common barrier to achieving a thriving workplace is lack of appropriate skills in managers.

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