Workplaces can often be sources of stress, interfering with both job satisfaction and performance. This book explores ways to combat the factors contributing to an unhealthy workplace by building on the advances in positive psychology and organizational scholarship over the last 15 years.
Focusing on ground-breaking concepts such as psychological capital, 'happiness compassion', virtuousness, support and gratitude, this book offers ways to target and reshape the unhealthy workplace environment. Each chapter provides real-life organizational situations in which companies of all sizes implement strategies that either hinder or successfully create a healthy workplace environment. The world-leading authors identify key causes that reduce employee satisfaction and job performance, offering a range of interventions that can prevent negative experiences to ultimately produce happier workforces and boost productivity.
This book will be a vital reference for doctoral students studying the links between work and health as well as faculty studying ways to improve employee well-being. Those on advanced courses in human resource management, organization effectiveness and organizational change will also benefit from the vast array of international insights into a healthy workplace environment.
Contributors: D.W. Ballard, C. Bohlmann, R.J. Burke, A. Carlsen, M. Carvalho de Azevedo, L. Craig, K.A. Davis, A. Day, C.A. Demsky, P. Fairlie, C. Fritz, M.J. Grawitch, D.B. Gulseren, E.B. Hwang, E.K. Kelloway, R.K. Kelly, C. Knight, K. Layous, J.E. Leblanc, M.P. Leiter, R. Lengnick-Hall, S.T. Lyons, T.K. McNamara, D.M. McPhee, V.J. Morganson, J.S. Nugent, K. Petersen, M. Pitt-Catsouphes, A.M. Richardsen, S. Snow, G. Spreitzer, J. Sundet, T. Thibault, M. Tims, L.E.M. Traavik, D.J. Travis, C.M. Youssef-Morgan, H. Zacher, G.I.J.M. Zwetsloot.
Edited by the late Ronald J. Burke, formerly Emeritus Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada and Astrid M. Richardsen, Emerita Professor, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway.