Do you agree with the following statement?

People are the most valuable asset of every organization. The power of happy and healthy people – their energy, their ingenuity and their engagement, is the fundamental element required to run an organization successfully.

But organizations are missing key insight on their workforce  – how happy, engaged, agile or healthy are their talents?

With the following consequences:

  • They are not able to spend their health and learning budget in such a way that it addresses their employee’s need and adds most value. 
  • Resulting business effects are not visible and clear.
  • And there is no structured approach to help managers to improve organization’s and team’s health.

SAP’s internal Global Health Department has developed a score which provides exactly this kind of insight: The Business Health Culture Index (BHCI)  rates the general cultural conditions in an organization that enables employees to stay healthy and balanced. This index is part of SAP’s Integrated Report and even quantifies the business impact: For each percentage point in change of the BHCI, the impact on SAP’s operating profit was approximately between €65 million and €75 million in 2014.

With the BHCI SAP’s Global Health Department has proven that it is possible to measure Organizational Health. So wouldn’t it be great to have a standard tool, which provides any company automatically insight on the health of the organization considering people’s well-being and work-life balance, employee engagement, trust leadership and people’s innovation power?

Leveraging the experience and though-leadership of SAP’s Global Health Department, we have kicked off a joint project to come up with a design for a standard solution for Organisational Health.

If you are interested in this topic and want to work with us on such a solution, please contact me –  Tanja Baeck from SuccessFactors Employee Central Product Management.

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  1. Sven Ringling

    Great stuff! This is, where HR can really contribute to business value, if they have the guts to touch it.

    Let’s see how many HR teams manage to look at this strategically and how many will be left behind, while discussing the details of some obscure calculation that impacts the result on the 3rd digit behind the decimal point.,.

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  2. Bin Duan

    Thanks to Tanja for the wonderful post!  Here at SAP Customer Innovation and Strategic Projects, we are working closely with Tanja’s team on this project.

    Are you one of many employers who aim at creating a healthier workforce, lowering health care costs and increasing overall employee engagement through wellness initiatives? 

    If so, we are excited to let you know that SAP is currently co-innovating with customers to define an Employee Wellness solution that can be well integrated with your existing HR software systems.  Our vision is to help employees manage their physical, mental and social wellness at their fingertips, and more importantly,  empower HR wellness managers to effectively manage organizational health with actionable insights (with organizational wellness score, as Tanja mentioned, being one of those insights).

    If you would like to co-innovate with us and be a big influencer, here is how we can get started:

    1. Let Tanja and Bin know that you are interested and we will make sure a feedback agreement is in place from a legal perspective.
    2. Select representatives from your corporate HR wellness management team to participate in a 45 min introductory call.
    3. During the call, we will present our Point-of-View from both an Employee and a Wellness Manager’s perspective, and you can evaluate and decide whether to co-innovate with us further.


    We look forward to collaborating with you on this exciting journey!


    Bin Duan

    Senior Product Manager

    Customer Innovation & Strategic Projects

    SAP Labs LLC

    3475 Deer Creek Road,

    Palo Alto, CA 94304

    bin.duan@sap.com

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