‘The Manager’s Role in the Psychological Well-Being of Staff’, Rachel Permuth-Levine, PhD, MSPH

The Manager’s Role in the Psychological Well-Being of Staff     We keep hearing about wellness in the workplace, but what does that really mean? In order to answer that question, it is necessary to distinguish between the concepts of organizational well-being and psychological well-being. Organizational well-being involves a collective wellness within the organization that is driven by concepts such as collaboration, respect for diversity, and fairness. Psychological … [Read more...]

The 2012 report* – ‘Ten Key Workplace Trends’, Rachel Permuth-Levine

Sodexo released its 2012 Workplace Trends Report today, offering a unique perspective on the workplace that combines insight from clients, academia, principal research, and leading facilities management and human resource trade organizations. “For any business wanting to grow, these trends show there is a premium on programs that are outcome driven and on sustainable results that address both people and physical space,” said Michael Norris, COO and market president for Sodexo's Corporate … [Read more...]

‘No Jerk Policy’ to sustain a healthy workplace, Rachel Permuth-Levine

The 'No Jerk Policy'   When budgets are tight and the risk of programs being cut is high, what elements of an employee wellness strategy should be retained? For many corporations, the answer is fairly simple: those programs that increase the levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. Current research on this topic confirms this theory. According to Barry Hall, a Principal with Buck Consultants and the global leader of Buck’s wellness research, “Our 2010 global wellness … [Read more...]

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