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Creating Psychologically Healthy Workplaces

Edited by Ronald J. Burke, Emeritus Professor, Schulich School of Business, York University, Canada and Astrid M. Richardsen, Professor, BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
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.
Extent: 528 pp
Hardback Price: $200.00 Web: $180.00
Publication Date: 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78811 341 0
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  • Business and Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Strategic Management
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


Contents:

Acknowledgements

Part I Introduction
1. Creating psychologically healthy workplaces
Ronald J. Burke

2. Pseudoscience won’t create a psychologically healthy workplace
Matthew J. Grawitch and David W. Ballard

3. Setting the agenda for evidence-based and sustainable psychologically healthy workplaces
Arla Day

4. Shared values for health, safety and well-being at work
Gerard I.J.M. Zwetsloot

Part II Building individual resources.
5. The benefits of developing psychological capital in workplaces
Carolyn M. Youssef-Morgan and Karl Petersen

6. Non-work time as individual resource building: A review and research agenda
Charlotte Fritz and Caitlin A. Demsky

7. Job crafting: An individual strategy to develop oneself
Maria Tims and Caroline Knight

Chapter 8. Promoting happiness in the workplace
Kristin Layous

Part III Improving relationships inside and outside the workplace
9. The role and importance of leadership in creating psychologically healthy workplaces
Duygu Biricik Gulseren, Tabatha Thibault and E. Kevin Kelloway

10. Where differences dwell: Inclusion and the healthy workplace
Laura E. M. Traavik

11. Costs of incivility in workplaces and potential remedies
Michael P. Leiter

12. Sweet dreams (are made of this): Cultivating relational agency through high-quality connections in the workplace
Joanne Sundet and Arne Carlsen

13. Generational identity in the workplace: Toward understanding and empathy
Sean T. Lyons and Joshua E. Leblanc

Part IV Organizational-level initiatives
14. How thriving at work matters for creating psychologically healthy workplaces: Current perspectives and implications for the new world of work
Gretchen Spreitzer and Eun Bit Hwang

15. Work engagement: Increasing employee well-being and organizational effectiveness
Astrid M. Richardsen

16. Holistic stress: Primary, secondary, and tertiary interventions
Kahla A. Davis and Valerie J. Morganson

17. Positive people make for healthy workplaces
Paul Fairlie

18. Work–life balance, stress and well-being: Moderating effects of psychological capital
Carolyn M. Youssef-Morgan and Lanell Craig

19. Cultivating healthy, inclusive workplaces: Why it matters and how organizations make progress
Dnika J. Travis, Julie S. Nugent and Rebecca Lengnick-Hall

20. The importance of corporate wellness programs for psychological health and productivity in the workplace
Rebecca K. Kelly and Sheri Snow

21. Supporting employees with caregiving responsibilities
Clarissa Bohlmann and Hannes Zacher

22. Oh my aching back: Making workplaces senior-friendly
Deborah M. McPhee and Marcia Carvalho de Azevedo

23. Quality of employment and well-being: Updating our understanding and insights
Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes and Tay K. McNamara

Index