Workplace Well-Being


“If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”
- Peter Drucker, Management Guru

The GSDC Workplace Well-Being Initiative includes an opportunity for participating employers to provide an online well-being assessment to employees. The assessment provides information about five essential elements of well-being. 

Gallup is the pioneer in the fields of employee engagement and well-being.  It “wrote the books” and developed the “assessment tools” in these areas.  Gallup’s 25 year joint venture with Healthways brings the “Well-Being 5” assessment to large employers and health plans across the world.  GSDC’s innovative arrangement with Healthways brings the Well-Being 5 to small, medium, and large employers in our region. The Well-Being 5 online survey opened in our region in the fall of 2015 and is administered every other year.

The Five Essential Elements of Well-Being:

These elements are the subject of Gallup’s New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller, Well-Being: The Five Essential Elements, by Tom Rath and Jim Harter.

  1. The first element is about how you occupy your time or simply liking what you do every day: your Career Wellbeing.
  2. The second element is about having strong relationships and love in your life: your Social Wellbeing.
  3. The third element is about effectively managing your economic life: your Financial Wellbeing.
  4. The fourth element is about having good health and enough energy to get things done on a daily basis: your Physical Wellbeing.
  5. The fifth element is about the sense of engagement you have with the area where you live: your Community Wellbeing.

    GSDC Well-Being 5 Program Details:

    • The Well-Being 5 is a patented online survey developed by Gallup over the past 10 years and provided to employers through a 25 year partnership with Healthways. 
    • The survey takes about 20 minutes and is roughly 50 questions to complete. Individuals receive a confidential personalized report immediately after completing the survey which includes well-being education, well-being scores and recommendations on ways to improve their well-being.  
    • The survey is anonymous. Employers never receive the results of individuals. 
    • Employer aggregate reports are provided for groups of 25 or more to comply with HIPAA and Privacy rules. Employer aggregate reports will not be shared publicly. A community aggregate report will also be provided.
    • The Well-Being 5 will be administered in September/October every other year, beginning in 2015. It is available online, anytime, via computer, tablet, smartphone, or any device with an internet connection. 
    • GSDC will invoice employers $10 per Eligible Participant for non-profit organizations and $20 per Eligible Participant for for-profit companies, to cover the Well-Being 5 licensing fee. 

    Use our electronic Workplace Well-Being Engagement Form to be contacted regarding the Well-Being 5 Survey.

    For more information contact Sonja Gidlow at or 320-252-5203.


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