The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Well Being

Hardcover | November 13, 2008

EditorSusan Cartwright, Cary L. Cooper

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In today's changing business environment, the financial health of an organization is increasingly dependent on the extent to which it and its members are able to transform and adapt to these changing internal and external circumstances more effectively than their competitors. Health has beenidentified as a key driver of socio-economic progress internationally, emphasizing the link between the health of individual workers and the overall performance of an organization. Equally, decades of research has highlighted the major role that work plays in determining physical health andpsychological well being.This handbook focuses on organizational well being in its widest sense, and is concerned with reviewing the factors which are associated with ill health, as well as those which promote positive health and well being. In it, leading international scholars focus on the key issues:* Absenteeism and presenteeism* Health and safety,* Models, measures, and methodologies for measuring well being,* Individual factors associated with well being such as leadership, emotion, stress, and risk and rewards,* Organizational factors associated with well being such as working hours, emotional labour, technology, and job insecurity,* Organizational strategies for improving individual well being.The handbook ends with two chapters setting out new perspectives - the link between well being and geography and climate, and the importance of corporate social responsibility in creating a sustainable and healthy work environment.

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In today's changing business environment, the financial health of an organization is increasingly dependent on the extent to which it and its members are able to transform and adapt to these changing internal and external circumstances more effectively than their competitors. Health has beenidentified as a key driver of socio-economic ...

Susan Cartwright is a Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is Professor of Organizational Psychology in the Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester, UK. Susan is currently the President of the British Academy of Management and a Fellow of the British Academy of Management. She ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:656 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 1.43 inPublished:November 13, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199211914

ISBN - 13:9780199211913

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Table of Contents

1. Susan Cartwright and Cary L. Cooper: Introduction: Perspectives on Organizational HealthSection I: The Costs and Indicators of Well Being in the Work Place2. Gary Johns: Absenteeism or Presenteeism? Attendance Dynamics and Employee Well-Being3. Sharon Clarke: Accidents and Safety in the WorkplaceSection II: Models, Measures, and Methodologies for Assessing Well Being4. Peter Warr: Environmental 'Vitamins', Personal Judgments, Work Values, and Happiness5. Christina Maslach, Michael P. Leiter, and Wilmar Schaufeli: Measuring Burnout6. Johannes Siegrist: Job Control and Reward: Effects on Well Being7. Sheena Johnson: Organizational Screening: The ASSET ModelSection III: Individual Factors and Well Being8. Ivan T. Robertson and Jill Flint-Taylor: Leadership, Psychological Well-Being, and Organizational Outcomes9. Steven Poelmans, Heather Odle-Dusseau, and Barbara Beham: Work-Life Balance: Individual and Organizational Strategies and Practices10. James Campbell Quick, Laura M. Little, and Debra L. Nelson: Positive Emotions, Attitudes, and Health: Motivated, Engaged, Focused11. Michael P. O'Driscoll, Paula A. Brough, and Thomas J. Kalliath: Stress and Coping12. Ronald J. Burke and Lisa Fiksenbaum: Work Hours, Work Intensity and Work Addiction: Risks and RewardsSection IV: Job/Organizational Factors and Well Being13. Bruce Kirkcaldy, Adrian Furnham, and Roy Shephard: The Impact of Working Hours and Working Patterns on Physical and Psychological Health14. David Holman, David Martinez-Inigo, and Peter Totterdell: Emotional Labour, Well-Being, and Performance15. Michael D. Coovert, Ashley A. Gray, Frederick R. B. Stilson, and Matthew S. Prewett: Technology and Health16. Tahira M. Probst: Job Insecurity, Unemployment, and Organizational Well-Being: Oxymoron or Possibility?17. Victor Callan and Sandra A. Lawrence: Building Employee Engagement, Job Satisfaction, Health, and RetentionSection V: Organizational Interventions to Promote Health and Well Being18. Caroline Biron, Cary L. Cooper, and Frank W. Bond: Mediators and Moderators of Organizational Interventions to Prevent Occupational Stress19. Andrew J. Noblet and Anthony D. LaMontagne: The Challenges of Developing, Implementing and Evaluating Interventions20. Jonathan Passmore and Jodie Anagnos: Organizational Coaching and MentoringSection VI: New Perspectives21. Evert Van de Vliert: Climato-economic Niches of Employee Well Being22. Erik Bichard: Creating a Healthy Work Environment Through Sustainable Practices - Future Challenges