Fortune 100 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ have highest worker productivity

Discretionary effort — the willingness to give extra at work — is nearly 70% higher at the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For compared to a typical U.S. workplace, where record-low productivity levels are the norm, according to a new report from Great Place To Work.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the annual average productivity level decreased 1.3% from 2021 to 2022 — the largest annual decline since 1974.

However, 60% more employees at the 100 Best Companies say their workplace is psychologically and emotionally healthy compared to a typical employer. And employees’ intent to stay and recruitment support are more than 50% higher at these workplaces than the typical employer.