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Organizational wellness

Available Online http://www.josseybass.com/WileyCDA/
Author Thomas Diamante, Samuel M. Natale, & Manuel London
Source Health promotion in practice
Source Type Book Chapter

Focuses on the changing role of health and wellness in organizations. The authors cite such changes as globalization, emerging technologies, competition, customer demands, and other challenges that affect what organizations do and how they do it. This chapter focuses on wellness in organizational settings as the strategic integration of business, interpersonal, and individual needs, so as to optimize (rather than maximize) the well-being of the people and the organization.

Keywords Business, Business Organizations, Health, Organizational Climate, Well Being, Health Promotion, Needs, Organizational Behavior, Stress

Diamante, T., Natale, S. M., & London, M. (2006). Organizational wellness. In S. S. Gorin & J. Arnold (Eds.), Health promotion in practice (pp. 460-493). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

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