Articles & Research Abstracts
The Path to a Healthy Workplace: A Critical Review Linking Healthy Workplace Practices, Employee Well-being, and Organizational Improvements
|Publication Date||Summer 2006|
|Author||Matthew J. Grawitch, Melanie Gottschalk, David C. Munz|
|Source||Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research|
|Source Type||Journal Article|
This article focuses on a theoretical model that integrates healthy workplace practices, employee health and well-being, and organizational performance. Through a review of research across multiple disciplines, the authors outline the importance of five sets of healthy workplace practices, employee involvement, employee growth and development, work-life balance, health and safety, and employee recognition. The authors then present evidence across a wide variety of studies linking these practices to both organizational effectiveness outcomes (including turnover, healthcare costs, and productivity) and employee health and well-being outcomes (including stress, motivation, and health). The authors then discuss the importance of effective communication mechanisms in the workplace for generating program success. Finally, the authors discuss the importance of aligning specific practices to the organization’s context, including its culture, structure, and strategy.
|Keywords||Psychologically healthy workplace, employee involvement, health and safety, employee growth and development, employee recognition, work-life balance, organizational effectiveness, communication, employee well-being|
Grawitch, M. J., Gottschalk, M., & Munz, D. C. (2006). The Path to a Healthy Workplace: A Critical Review Linking Healthy Workplace Practices, Employee Well-being, and Organizational Improvements. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research. Vol 58(3) Sum 2006, 129-147.