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The Fulfilling Workplace

The Fulfilling Workplace

Author: Ronald J. Burke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317031185

Category: Psychology

Page: 346

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It is very easy for organizations to ignore or overlook the impact of social and commercial change-of increased pressure to deliver profit (above all else) and of transformation in the ways in which we are now working-on the mental health and, consequently, the performance of their employees. And yet there is plenty of evidence that in many workplaces, performance is down, stress is up and professional employees are struggling to balance their home and work lives. This collection, while looking at individuals, places the spotlight on organizational initiatives to support the development of attitudes, values, character and behaviors in employees. The aim of these initiatives is to increase our resilience to those experiences and events which impact on performance. There is a particular focus on managerial and professional jobs where employee discretion and commitment are critical. The Fulfilling Workplace extends the themes developed in early titles in the Psychological and Behavioral Aspects of Risk Series deeper into organizations; to explore the organization's role in coming to grips both with human frailties and toxic workplaces-both destructive to individual and organizational health.

Mental Illness in the Workplace

Mental Illness in the Workplace

Author: Henry G. Harder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317097334

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 406

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The extent of mental illness concerns in the workforce is becoming increasingly apparent. Stress, depression, anxiety, workplace bullying and other issues are costing businesses billions every year in lost productivity, poor treatments and employee retention. Unless appropriately addressed, issues related to mental illness difficulties will result in stiff financial, organizational, and human costs for organizations. Drawing on empirical evidence from North America, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand, the book provides a practical guide to identifying, understanding, treating and preventing individual and organizational mental health issues. The authors illustrate how organizations can save money and improve the health and wellbeing of their employees by using a psychological disability management approach in the treatment and accommodation of mental illness issues. This book will meet the needs of human resources professionals, administrators of employee assistance programs, industrial and organizational psychologists, mental health practitioners, those teaching or studying psychology and disability management, and more generally will serve to enlighten students of business management and practicing managers regarding a major workforce risk factor.

Positive Psychology Coaching in the Workplace

Positive Psychology Coaching in the Workplace

Author: Wendy-Ann Smith

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030799526

Category: Psychology

Page: 587

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This research-to-practice text explores how coaching can support thriving in the workplace. It focuses on positive psychology coaching in the workplace in relation to: the convergence with organisational psychology and coaching psychology, professional and ethical practices, resilience and wellbeing, team and systemic approaches, leadership, tools of intervention, convergence of clinical interventions and virtuousness, and the future of thriving workplaces. The chapter contributions represent a truly international scholarship and bring together complementary perspectives from the fields of positive psychology, coaching psychology, organisational psychology, organisational scholarship, neuroscience, education and philosophy. Written in a scholarly but accessible style, this text is of interest to a wide readership, including academics, professionals and postgraduate students of positive psychology, organisational psychology, counselling and coaching psychology, human resource management, mental health, health and social welfare. "Smith, Boniwell and Green have brought together an outstanding collection of thought leaders from the field of positive psychology coaching to craft an in-depth exploration of the contribution positive psychology can make to delivering transformation change through coaching conversations. A fascinating read, full of evidence and insight". Jonathan Passmore Professor of Coaching & Behavioural Change Director Henley Centre for Coaching, Henley Business School

The Handbook of Dealing with Workplace Bullying

The Handbook of Dealing with Workplace Bullying

Author: Dr Anne-Marie Quigg

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472455178

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 266

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Workplace bullying is highly undesirable, destructive and costly in terms of personal and corporate experience. The Handbook of Dealing with Workplace Bullying, edited by Dr Anne-Marie Quigg, has been designed to offer ideas, inspiration, help and guidance to people who have to respond to bullying, providing advice that is pertinent in real life. It provides definitions of workplace bullying, and presents the collective wisdom and knowledge of management experts and academics from around the world. The key themes include understanding the law in each country represented and the responsibilities of individuals as well as management teams and governors in organizations. New case studies are supplied by people working with and within HR teams who have experience of dealing with the issue, and practical suggestions that are of use to managers, to people accused of bullying and also to people who find they are targets of bullying.

Creating Healthy Workplaces

Creating Healthy Workplaces

Author: Professor Cary L Cooper CBE

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781409443100

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Creating Healthy Workplaces includes interventions that relate the efforts undertaken by researchers and organizations 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. This book delves into both the positive and the stress fields and compares the types of interventions each entail. Some of the interventions described 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, absence and staff turnover are reported. The factors associated with the success of these interventions are identified and advice is given as to how you might proceed to develop worksite interventions of your own.

Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces

Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces

Author: Ronald J. Burke

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781788118095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 366

Increasing Occupational Health and Safety in Workplaces argues for greater reporting of workplace accidents and injuries. It also incorporates stress as a factor in rates of accidents and injuries, and suggests ways in which workplace safety cultures can be fostered and improved. This book will be an invaluable tool for students of management, especially those with an interest in small businesses. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 10.0px Arial}

The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society

The SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society

Author: John Field

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446294154

Category: Social Science

Page: 560

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Aging has emerged as a major and urgent issue for individuals, organisations and governments of our time. In this well-timed and comprehensive handbook, key international contributors to the field of study come together to create a definitive map of the subject. Framed by an authoritative introductory chapter, the SAGE Handbook of Aging, Work and Society offers a critical overview of the most significant themes and topics, with discussions of current research, theoretical controversies and emerging issues, divided into sections covering: Key Issues and Challenges The Aging Workforce Managing an Aging Workforce Living in an Aging Society Developing Public Policy

Values, Work, Education

Values, Work, Education

Author: Samuel M. Natale

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9051838522

Category: Philosophy

Page: 326

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This book is a collection of reflections and empirical studies which examine the many facets of the meanings of work. The authors are significant scholars in fields of study ranging from ethics to sociology. The book is a text which aims at balancing the academic with the practical and so the chapters often reflect the tensions implicit in such a venture. The reader will find in these pages historical, philosophical, educational, religious, entrepreneurial and many other points of view which combine to emerge as a text which is both encyclopedic in information yet engaging and lively in style. The reader will be able to understand how the meanings of work have changed over the centuries varying according to historical place and point of view. At the same time, the diligent reader will observe the centrality that work has in the lives of people both practically and in terms of life quests. Work has previously been defined as an activity that produces something of value for other people. This definition does not even begin to include the information about work that is presented in this book. The reader will feel a invigorating sense of worth from this book.

What Men Need

What Men Need

Author: Ken Bramlett

Publisher: Redemption Press

ISBN: 9781632321589

Category: Religion

Page:

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Men yearn for a rich, fulfilling life! They want to be first-rate husbands and excellent fathers; they seek success in the workplace and endeavor to make an impact on the world around them; they also long to have a rich spiritual life. It is difficult to balance these pursuits in a way that leads to a fulfilling life. "What Men Need" provides numerous, easily applied tools that men can incorporate into their daily journey to find the fulfillment they desire. What Men Need is designed to help men address specific challenges such as: • How to have frequent and intimate encounters with God • How to successfully fill the dual roles of the husband-leader and lover • How to provide the two most crucial things a man can give his children • How to apply nine biblical principles that lead to respect from others in the workplace • How to make an impact on the world around him And more! If you are looking to organize or reorganize your life to find your personal pathway to fulfillment, then "What Men Need" is for you! The book offers you a life management system that will help you balance the demands on your time by focusing on the two main components of self management - prioritization and self-control. "The book is practical, challenging, devotional, and intensely moving in its appeals to find the life you've always wanted. His ultimate challenge leaves us little choice: If you want something you've never had, you must dare to do something you've never done. Read and grow." -Dr. Lamar King, Former pastor of First Baptist Church, Duncan, SC.

Violence and Abuse In and Around Organisations

Violence and Abuse In and Around Organisations

Author: Ronald J. Burke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351762328

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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This international collection examines violence and abuse in and around organisations. The collection documents the causes, specifically from the perspective of human relations and of the workplace conditions. It also highlights the specific risks associated with high-risk professions or working environments. The first section considers types of violence and abuse, their relative frequencies, potential individual and workplace antecedents, costs to individuals, family’s organisations and societies, the fact both are increasing in frequency with new types (e.g., terrorism) appearing, and why addressing these has become increasingly important for individuals and organisations. The second section considers violence in interpersonal relationships such as bullying, incivility, bias and harassment, and toxic leadership. The third section examines unsafe workplaces, accidents, injuries, and deaths. The fourth section considers exploitive work conditions and arrangements such as precarious employment, the exploitation of immigrants, and human slavery. The final section offers suggestions on ways to address violence and abuse in and around organisations. These include aggression preventative supervisor behaviours in health care, suicide prevention in the workplace, dealing with disgruntled employees and former employees, and workplace interventions that address stress reduction more broadly. As with other titles in the Psychological and Behavioural Aspects of Risk Series, this research-based collection is firmly grounded in the boundary between work and society and offers important insights into how social and cultural problems are manifest in the workplace and how poor and abusive workplace practice, in turn, spills out into wider life.

Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Performance

Handbook of Workplace Spirituality and Organizational Performance

Author: Giacalone

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765628657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

View: 813

An explanation of how and why the economic downturn of 2007 became the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009. It explores the root causes of the cycle of boom and bust of the economy. It describes social equity in terms of its arguments and claims in political, economic, and social circumstances.