APA Center for Organizational Excellence: Episode: February 2008

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Episode 2: "February 2008"

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Duration: 26:28

Episode 2

Michael P. O'Donnell, PhD, MBA, MPH

Summary

What role does communication play in creating a psychologically healthy workplace? In this episode, learn how effective two-way communication can support your health and wellness efforts. Also, our featured interview with Dr. Michael O’Donnell, founder and editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Health Promotion and director of health and wellness at the Cleveland Clinic, and real-world examples of what award-winning organizations are doing to help their employees maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Details

  • 00:00 – Opening
  • 02:00 – Featured Topic – The role of communication in creating a psychologically healthy workplace
  • 05:05 – Current Issues – Effective communication strategies
  • 10:46 – Featured Interview – Michael P. O’Donnell, PhD, MBA, MPH
  • 20:06 – From the Field – “What flexible work arrangements does your organization have in place?”
  • 25:04 – Closing

Host

David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA, Assistant Executive Director for Corporate Relations and Business Strategy, American Psychological Association (APA) and APA Practice Organization

Featured Interview

Michael P. O’Donnell, PhD, MBA, MPH, Founder and Editor in Chief, American Journal of Health Promotion and Director of Health and Wellness, Cleveland Clinic

Current Issues Discussant

Matthew J. Grawitch, PhD, Chair, Organizational Studies Program, School for Professional Studies, Saint Louis University

Additional Resources

"Secunda Marine and it's employees are honored to have been recognized by the American Psychological Association as a company that promotes a Psychologically Healthy Workplace. Positive recognition such as this confirms that Secunda and it's employees are headed in the right direction by continually striving to be a Psychologically Healthy Workplace."

Steve Widmeyer
Manager, Human Resources
Secunda Marine Services Ltd.