Restyling & Truck Accessories - April '15

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36 Restyling & tRuck AccessoRies | April 2015 36 Restyling & tRuck AccessoRies | April 2015 Well-Being Increases Output ImprovIng Inner Work LIfeā€¦ By Jason R. Sakurai Jason R. Sakurai is the owner of Roadhouse Marketing, an advertising, marketing and public relations firm dedicated to the auto- motive aftermarket. E ffective managers create an atmosphere that is condu- cive to a great inner work life, which consists of strong motivation, positive emotions and a favor- able perception of the company, their work, and their co-workers. Since 2008, Gallup and Healthways have assessed the well-being of U.S. adults via the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, a definitive measure and empiric database of real-time changes in well-being. The Well-Being Index uses data from individuals to view progress on the ele- ments that matter most in respect to well-being. Their latest state-level study, based on more than 178,000 interviews with adults across all 50 states, found that, overall, many were unhappy with their supervisors, apathetic about their compa- nies and detached from what they do. When workers don't care, they don't show up consistently, they're less produc- tive, and the quality of their work suffers. Improved well-being leads to lower health- care costs and increased worker produc-

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