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Creating a Healthy Organisation

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Creating a Healthy Organisation

Perceptions, Learning, Challenges and Benefits

9781785368370 Edward Elgar Publishing
Sandra L. Fielden, Honorary Senior Lecturer in Organisational Psychology, Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, Helen M. Woolnough, Research Fellow, Sylvia Pankhurst Gender and Diversity Research Centre, Faculty of Business and Law, New Business School, Manchester Metropolitan University and Carianne M. Hunt, Starting Well Programme Manager, Liverpool Health Partners, UK
Publication Date: April 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78536 837 0 Extent: c 200 pp
This timely book offers a review of the current research and literature around creating a healthy organisation. Providing an informative guide of the field, it presents cutting-edge international research, which addresses the key areas of consideration for organisations as well as the areas in which they need to challenge organisational perceptions and innovate.

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This timely book offers a review of the current research and literature around creating a healthy organisation. Providing an informative guide of the field, it presents cutting-edge international research, which addresses the key areas of consideration for organisations as well as the areas in which they need to challenge organisational perceptions and innovate.

Chapters present both theoretical and practical guidance, covering important topics such as diversity, health and safety, organisational perceptions and learning, and explore the psychological advantages and unique challenges of developing a healthy organisation. Explaining how to use evidence-based practice to develop, implement and evaluate change at different scales and paces, the authors focus on the organisation, the individual, or a combination of both. It highlights the importance of context and process in interventions and the value of locally tailored interventions for the sustainability of practice.

This will be a helpful read for management scholars wishing to gain a better understanding of the nature of healthy organisations. Written in a transferable style, it would also assist government officials, policy makers and management of any sector in both developed and emerging economies.
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‘Sandra, Helen and Carianne make a significant contribution to our understanding of what a healthy organisation is. By revealing the antecedents, correlates and consequences of building healthy organisations in 10 distinct chapters, authors do not only identify health conditions for organisations but also explicate pathways for creating healthy organisations through change and development. This book will inform future research agendas and make its way to reading lists in organisational behaviour, employment relations and other relevant subjects.’
– Mustafa Ozbilgin, Brunel University London, UK

‘Contemporary times have brought the issues of health of individuals and organisations into primary focus. The book deals with the antecedents and organisational interventions for promoting healthy organisations. Starting from the meaning of health and well-being at work, the authors through the 10 chapters have traced a broad range of related issues such as employee expectation, bullying and sexual harassment and the importance of building capacity for sustaining a healthy workplace. Through the book, Creating a Healthy Organisation: Perceptions, Learning, Challenges and Benefits, the authors Fielden, Woolnough and Hunt make a timely contribution to organisational literature. As health issues become a key factor in building an engaged workforce, the book is an essential reader for management students and organisations.’
– Tanuja Agarwala, University of Delhi, India.

‘Creating a Healthy Organisation: Perceptions, Learning, Challenges and Benefits is one of the first books to guide managers, employees, practitioners, scholars and students through what it takes to create an organisation that is viable, sustainable and effective in today’s global marketplace. The book serves as a comprehensive guide for anyone who needs the tools and resources for understanding the underlying elements needed to create, evolve and maintain a healthy organisation. This is done through a series of well-researched and well-written series of chapters that strive to outfit the reader with the key elements needed at each stage of an organisation’s beginnings, growth and development. As such, it is a must-read primer and a call to action for anyone interested in topics related to human resource management, organisational behavior, organisational change and organisational development.’
– Andrea Smith-Hunter, Siena College, US

‘In the competitive marketplace of 21st century, organisations must be concerned about maintaining their health and well-being to survive. However, there have been insufficient resources to help managers to sustain the healthiness of their organisations. Creating a Healthy Organisation: Perceptions, Learning, Challenges and Benefits offers a thorough blueprint for building a strong and healthy entity to thrive in today’s unique and evolving environment. This framework has been established by blending the key ingredients of human resource management, diversity, organisational behavior, employee development and coaching, organisational change, and assessment. As a scholar-teacher, I am excited that we now have a resource available to help teachers, researchers, students and practitioners better gauge the importance of organisational wellness. Creating a Healthy Organisation: Perceptions, Learning, Challenges and Benefits is a fine addition to the extant literature, and a must-read for those studying organisations.’
– Mark Moore, East Carolina University, US

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