Creating Healthy Workplaces: Stress Reduction, Improved Well-being, and Organizational Effectiveness (Psychological and Behavioural Aspects of Risk)

Creating Healthy Workplaces: Stress Reduction, Improved Well-being, and Organizational Effectiveness (Psychological and Behavioural Aspects of Risk)

By: Professor Ronald J. Burke (author), Caroline Biron (author), Cary L. Cooper (editor), Professor Ronald J. Burke (series_editor), Professor,Sir Cary L. Cooper (series_editor)Hardback

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The contributions in Creating Healthy Workplaces include a number of interventions that relate the efforts undertaken by researchers and organizations together, to reduce stress and improve the mental and physical health of employees through positive change initiatives. Those working in the field of occupational stress have received criticism that too much emphasis has been placed on negative issues and that positive initiatives have been largely ignored. With the growing influence of the positive movement, this book explores the implications of using a positive approach as opposed to a stress management one and compares the types of interventions they each require. From a positive perspective, there is a need to understand the characteristics of healthy, thriving, and flourishing people and organizations. This book explores the implications of using a positive approach as opposed to a stress management one. Some of the interventions described in Creating Healthy Workplaces target individuals and their attitudes and behaviours, others target workplace relationships, work units and the wider organization. Outcomes such as reduced occurrences of smoking, obesity, depression, elevated blood pressure, accidents and workplace injuries, presenteeism, absence and staff turnover are reported. The factors associated with the success of these interventions are identified and advice is given as to how interested individuals and organizations might proceed to develop worksite interventions on their own.

About Author

Caroline Biron, PhD, assistant professor in management at Laval University, Quebec, Canada, received the Best Intervention Award at the 2011 Work, Stress, and Health Conference (APA-NIOSH-SOHP). Her work on the implementation of organizational interventions has been extensively published in both practitioner's guidelines, and scholarly articles and books. Professor Ronald J. Burke, one of Canada's most prolific researchers, focuses on the relationship between the work environment and individual and organizational health. He was Founding Editor of the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences and is widely published. He has participated in over 300 management development programs and consulted on organizational effectiveness issues for private and public sector organizations. Cary L. Cooper, CBE, Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health, Lancaster University Management School, England, is author of over 100 books and 400 scholarly articles, and a frequent contributor to national newspapers, TV and radio. He is Founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behavior and Editor in Chief of the medical journal Stress & Health.


Contents: Preface; Improving individual and organizational health: implementing and learning from interventions, Ronald J. Burke; Part 1 Creating Healthy Workplaces: Models and Approaches: The WHO global approach to protecting and promoting health at work, Evelyn Kortum; Work and the dynamics of development: an integrated model, Antonella Delle Fave and Marta Bassi; ACT: a third wave behavioural-cognitive approach to creating healthy workplaces, Julie Menard and Brent Beresford. Part 2 Work-Life Balance and Physical Health Interventions: Improving employee health and work-life balance: developing and validating a coaching-based ABLE (achieving balance in life and employment) program, Arla Day, Lori Francis, Sonya Stevens, Joseph J. Hurrell, Jr and Patrick McGrath; A case-study in the design, implementation, and evaluation of a worksite wellness program for reducing cardiovascular risks, Douglas W. Roblin, Brandi E. Robinson and Stacey A. Benjamin; Effects of workplace-based physical exercise interventions on cost associated with sickness absence and on productivity, Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz, Henna Hasson and Petra Lindfors; Service vouchers: tools to prevent stress and enhance well-being, Nathalie Renaudin. Part 3 Civility, Engagement and Participation: Civility, respect and engagement in the workplace (CREW): creating workplace environments that work for all, Katerine Osatuke, Maureen Cash, Linda W. Belton and Sue R. Dyrenforth; CREW as a work engagement intervention, Michael P. Leiter; Participative climate as a key for creating healthy workplaces, Keiko Sakakibara Seki , Hirono Ishikawa and Yoshihiko Yamazaki. Part 4 Leadership Interventions: Transformational leadership training for managers: effects on employee well-being, Megan Donohoe and E. Kevin Kelloway; How positive psychology and appreciative inquiry can help leaders create healthy workplaces, Sarah Lewis. Part 5 Implementing Interventions: Interventions to prevent mental health problems at work: facilitating and hindering factors, Nathalie Jauvin, Renee Bourbonnais, Michel Vezina, Chantal Brisson and Sandrine Hegg-Deloye; Implementation of an organizational intervention on quality of life at work: key elements and reflections, Caroline Biron, France St-Hilaire and Jean-Pierre Brun; Merging occupational health, safety and health promotion with Lean: an integrated systems approach (the LeanHealth project), Terese Stenfors-Hayes, Henna Hasson, Hanna Augustsson, Helena Hvitfeldt Forsberg and Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz; eHealth interventions for organizations: potential benefits and implementation challenges, Henna Hasson, Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz, Karin Villaume and Dan Hasson; Conclusion: positive vs. stress interventions - does it really matter?, Caroline Biron; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9781409443100
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781409443100
  • weight: 944
  • ISBN10: 1409443108

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