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Make Work Healthy Create a Sustainable Organization with High-Performing Employees

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2023-03-28
  • Publisher: Wiley

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Reach new levels of organizational productivity and achievement by redefining the phrase “workplace health”

In Make Work Healthy, a team of distinguished organizational transformation professionals delivers an insightful how-to manual for improving organizational performance with a new approach to workforce management. The book offers organizations, leaders, and managers with the knowledge, data, frameworks, and methodologies they need to radically transform how they approach day-to-day operations into a sustainable and resilient business success model.

The authors focus on workplace health—in a broad sense—as a way of focusing organizational attention on culture, building work capacity, productivity, and sustainability. They explain the tangible business value that comes from focusing on wellbeing as well as the symbiotic relationship between organizational health and employee health. Make Work Healthy includes:

  • Strategies for moving beyond typical “wellness” initiatives such as just addressing illness and absence reduction to a more holistic understanding of “healthy work”
  • Ways to locate, attract, recruit, and retain talent over the long-term by aligning organizational goals with employee health
  • Tactics to help managers of dispersed, hybrid, and remote teams manage feelings of pressure and isolation

An indispensable, effective, and holistic new take on organizational and employee health, Make Work Healthy will earn a place in the hands of managers, executives, board members, and other business and human resources leaders who seek impressive gains in company productivity and fulfilment.

Author Biography

JOHN S. RYAN is the Chief Executive Officer at Healthy Place to Work. He formerly led Great Place to Work Ireland and was a broadcast journalist. He is a regular international speaker and media contributor in Wellbeing, Trust, and Organizational Performance.

MICHAEL J. BURCHELL, EdD, is an independent consultant and executive coach. He is an expert in organizational change, well-being, team effectiveness, and DEI. He is the co-author of No Excuses: How You Can Turn Any Workplace Into a Great One and The Great Workplace: How to Build It, How to Keep It, and Why It Matters.

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Critical Moment

Chapter 1: The Ultimate Driver of Organizational Performance

                Defining “Healthy Workplace”

                Knowing versus Doing

                Modeling the Healthy Way

                Demonstrating Care as Leaders

                Why Talk about Health Now?

Chapter 2: Why Work Isn’t Working

                Pandemic Overload and Other Extraordinary Demands

                The Horrible Micromanaging Boss

                No Room for Difference

                Ultimate Betrayals

                The Stress of the Daily Grind

                Social Pollution

Chapter 3: How Work Can Be the Solution

                Thinking About Work in Terms of Energy

                One of Our Biggest Health Decisions

                Finding a Role That Helps You Flourish

                INSERT: Take the Expert Assessment Quiz

                INSERT: Wilmar Schaufeli

Chapter 4: The Evolution of Workforce Health

                The Concept of “a Good and Virtuous Life” in Ancient Times

                Well-Being Beginnings in Spain and Italy

                Developments in Great Britain During the Industrial Revolution

                Improvements in the Early Part of the Twentieth Century

                Changes in the United States After the World Wars

                Studies and Research from Governments and Universities

                Challenges in the Twenty-First Century

Chapter 5: Salutogenesis: A New Model for Workplace Health

                A Pathogenic Orientation versus a Salutogenic Orientation

                The Ease to Dis-Ease Continuum

                Salutogenesis in an Organizational Context

                INSERT: Georg Bauer, MD, DrPH

Chapter 6: Accelerating to Success: Where Some Get It Right and Others Get It Wrong

                Knowing What Successful Organizations Do

                Avoiding Common Mistakes

                INSERT: Ron Goetzel

Chapter 7: The Symbiotic Relationship of Workforce and Workplace Health

                Individual Health Factors

                Organizational Health Factors

                Putting It All Together

Chapter 8:           The Development Scale: Where Is Your Organization?






                Shows Up As: How Managers Think About Organizational Health

                Employer Perception of Employees

Chapter 9: A New Lens: Individual and Organizational Measures

                Unhealthy to Healthy: An Overview of the Journey

                The Crucial Steps to Becoming a Healthy Workplace

                INSERT: Dave Ulrich

                INSERT: Jeffrey Pfeffer

Chapter 10: From Unhealthy to Healthy: A Plan for Success

                Characteristics of Effective Change

                Core Considerations for a Healthy Plan

                Mapping the Terrain

                The Journey Continues

                INSERT: Paul Litchfield

Chapter 11:         Healthy Interventions

                Moving from “Normal” to an Equity Lens

                Healthy Interventions Based on the Data

Chapter 12: Stories of Healthy Success

                Centiro, Sweden, Organizational Design

                Thames Water Company, United Kingdom, Workforce Analytics

                Deloitte, United States, Healthy Sponsorship

                Aviva, United Kingdom, Net Positive Work

                IIH Nordic, Denmark, Four-Day Workweek

                Takeda, Switzerland, Responding to Presenting Needs

                Cohesive, the Netherlands, Healthy Manager Conversations

                P&G, Latin America, Incentivizing Healthy Behaviors

                SAP, Ireland, Neurodiversity

                RSPCA, United Kingdom, Trauma Support

                Concentrix, Global, Flexible Working

                Futurice, Finland, Healthy Clients

                SAS Institute, United States, Recruit Well-Being

                Amêndoas do Brasil, Brazil, A Culture of Well-Being

                Leek United Building Society, United Kingdom, Healthy Strategy

                IIS, Denmark, Diversity at Its Core

                PwC, Global, Healthy Development

                Kingston Council, United Kingdom, Leading the Way

                Danske Bank, United Kingdom, Podcasting Health

                Dubai Police, United Arab Emirates, Physical Readiness

                Version 1, Europe, A Healthy Strategy

Chapter 13: A Deep Dive into the Science of Well-Being


                Mental Resilience


                Physical Health

                The Four Pillars and 21 Elements

                INSERT: Dr. Els van der Helm

                INSERT: Arnold Bakker

Chapter 14: A Healthy Conclusion

                A Different Approach

                The Pandemic: Heroes Take a Bow and Workers Deliver Again

                A Need for a Major Shift

                Board Members’ Roles and Responsibilities

                A Legacy in the Making

                INSERT: Jim Loehr



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