The Business Case for Investing in Workplace Belonging

Date: Thursday, October 31, 2019

Time: 1:00 PM ET

Duration: 60-minutes

Belonging is a basic human need, but what if it was also a key business driver? New research from BetterUp shows employees who feel a strong sense of belonging at work thrive—demonstrating a 50% reduction in turnover risk, a 56% increase in performance, and a 75% decrease in sick days. Yet even with such baseline benefits, many companies today struggle to create a culture of belonging—and the opportunity cost is significant. For example, if all workers in a 10,000-person company felt a high degree of belonging, this would add up to an annual gain of over $52 million from boosts in productivity.

Join BetterUp’s Dr. Gabriella Kellerman, chief innovation officer, and Andrew Reece, behavioral data scientist, as they discuss the business case for workplace belonging. You’ll learn what belonging really is, why it matters, and how to boost it in your company.

You’ll walk away with insights into:

  • The bottom-line benefits of workplace belonging
  • What the cost of exclusion is for individuals and teams when workplace belonging is not fostered
  • Evidence-based strategies for fostering a culture of belonging

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   Dr. Gabriella Rosen Kellerman

Gabriella is BetterUp’s Chief Innovation Officer and leads BetterUp Labs, a first-of-its-kind behavioral research lab bringing together business, academia and science to study the inner lives of workers in order to craft coaching interventions that drive optimal performance. Gabriella began her career in psychiatry, going on to amass expertise in behavioral change technologies, digital health, and virtual services. Prior to BetterUp, Gabriella Co-founded LifeLink, served at the clinical advisory board at Castlight Health and worked in the Department of Violence Prevention at the World Health Organization in Geneva. Gabriella earned a B.S. in History of Science, summa cum laude, Harvard University and her MD from Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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   Dr. Andrew Reece

Andrew Reece is a Behavioral Data Scientist at BetterUp, where he works to advance BetterUp’s basic and applied sciences research programs.

Andrew’s published work spans several fields, including experimental health psychology, public health policy, cybersecurity, social media analytics, and machine learning.

Andrew holds a PhD in Psychology.