Microsoft has changed the way it evaluates employee satisfaction, and this mind shift is making waves.

Up until recently, the company conducted one lengthy, annual survey that tracked employee engagement. However, according to an article in Harvard Business Review*, “despite employee engagement scores that would seem to indicate that things were going well, it became clear that employees were struggling when we dived deeper into the responses.”

Microsoft defines thriving as “to be energized and empowered to do meaningful work.”

And according to Microsoft, as reported by HBR, a company culture is key to supporting thriving employees.


– Prioritize investments in the highest-impact areas, such as leadership training
Invest in programs that promote positive mental health and resilience

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*Source: Harvard Business Review