- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: AMACOM; First edition (July 19, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0814437435
- ISBN-13: 978-0814437438
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.9 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 62 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #310,671 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Healthy Workplace: How to Improve the Well-Being of Your Employees---and Boost Your Company's Bottom Line Hardcover – July 19, 2016
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"Stringer, a workplace expert at EYP Architecture and Engineering, marshals impressive evidence that [employee wellness boosts your bottom line] ... It's a fun trip, but it's also an effective way to provide lots of research and information." --Success Magazine
"…offers solutions for managers, HR departments, and executives choosing strategies to prioritize employee health…Even employees will find this book engaging and be able to glean ideas to bring to their employers." --Booklist
"[Stringer] makes a compelling case that investing in employees' well-being isn't just a nice thing to do, it's smart business." --HR Magazine
"...good, practical information for individuals on improving health and reducing stress in any environment, especially the workplace...a good resource for any company implementing or expanding a Health Initiative." --PM World Journal
"Savvy tips for workplace efficiency." --The Chronicle Herald
“Examples from corporations of all sizes are used to show a company can make meaningful changes to their employees' health with even small initiatives…while ultimately also promoting business success.“ —Internal Auditing
“The pages are filled with ideas on helping employees…easy to implement and can serve as guidelines for a long-term employee wellness strategy.”—Forbes Online
When employees thrive, the company thrives.
Is your workplace working for you and your employees? Studies show that unhealthy work habits, like staring at computer screens and rushing through fast-food lunches are taking their toll in the form of increased absenteeism, lost productivity, and higher insurance costs—but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Companies such as Google, Apple, Aetna, and Johnson & Johnson have used innovative techniques to incorporate healthy habits and practices into the workday and into their culture—with impressive ROI. Packed with real-life examples and the latest research, The Healthy Workplace proves that it pays to invest in your people’s well-being and reveals how to:
Create a healthier, more energizing environment • Reduce stress to enhance concentration • Inspire movement at work • Use choice architecture to encourage beneficial behaviors • Support better sleep • Heighten productivity without adding hours to the workday
Filled with tips for immediate improvement and guidelines for building a long-term plan, The Healthy Workplace will boost both employee well-being and the bottom line.
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Essentially, a healthy workplace involves:
• The health of the organization itself
• The health and wellbeing of the employees
• The interplay between and integration of the workplace and the employee
The reality is that the organization’s health impacts employee health just as much as employee health impacts the health of the organization. The two cannot be separated.
Creating healthy workplaces requires effort of two fronts: the employee and the organization itself. Far too often though, books about healthy workplaces focus too much on the employee and not enough on the organization. I believe this book succumbs, in most part, to this problem as well.
This book also has some bright spots. Chapters 2, 3 and 4 were nice additions and are generally not addressed or well addressed in other healthy workplace books.
The biggest gap I saw was the fact that the psychosocial factors involved in healthy workplaces were largely ignored. I also felt Chapters 8 and 9 were very superficial and the research in these areas was not as extensively portrayed as it was in some of the other chapters. The Making the Business Case literature is quite extensive.
If you are going to read just one book on healthy workplaces, this book would not be my recommendation. Thus my rating is 3 stars.
1. The way the book is organized. 2. The authentic story-telling. 3. The case studies and real life examples. 4. The ease in which in can be read