Strategies to enhance employee wellbeing in an institution of higher learning in South Africa




Emotional Wellbeing, Employee, Strategies, Institution of Higher Learning, higher education, Academics


Employee wellbeing is a crucial challenge in many organisations in South Africa and abroad. Interventions at a management level are vital to ensure that organisations do not lose quality employees due to poor employee well-being. Therefore, the paper assessed the strategies that can be used to enhance the well-being of academics in an institution of higher learning in South Africa. The paper employed a qualitative approach to collect data from the Management Committee (MANCO) at the Durban University of Technology in Durban, South Africa. Purposive sampling was be used to collect data directly from the MANCO. All data are analyzed using Nvivo. Findings from the study revealed that leadership plays a pivotal role in the well-being of employees. The findings of the paper can assist the management of the university with solutions related to the turnover of academics and will also be a wake-up call to other universities on the subject matter.


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Kanyumba, B., Daweti, B. ., Mathews, M. P. ., & Khumalo, N. . (2024). Strategies to enhance employee wellbeing in an institution of higher learning in South Africa. Journal of Management and Business Education, 7(2), 261–276.