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Lowe, Graham S
Creating healthy organizations : how vibrant workplaces inspire employees to achieve sustainable success / Graham Lowe
Alternate Title How vibrant workplaces inspire employees to achieve sustainable success
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, c2010
book jacket
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 3rd Floor  HF5549.5.M63 L69 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Employee motivation
Job satisfaction
Employee health promotion
Quality of work life
Corporate culture
Organizational change
Success in business
Physical Description xiv, 258 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Summary The current global economic environment is defined by unprecedented uncertainty, a premium placed on knowledge, and the threat of future talent scarcity. Key to an organization's success under these conditions is its ability to strengthen the links between people and performance. Creating Healthy Organizations provides executives, managers, human resource professionals, and employees an action-oriented approach to forging these connections by creating and sustaining vibrant and productive workplaces
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction : The healthy organization ideal -- The healthy organization : Integrating well-being and performance ; Healthy organizations in action ; A health organization model ; Vibrant workplaces ; Inspired employees ; Culture and leadership ; Sustainable success ; Making well-being a priority -- Beyond workplace health promotion : The wellness paradox ; Healthy workplace pay-offs and potential ; An organizational view of health and wellness ; Organizational solutions for wellness ; Talking about health and performance -- How vibrant workplaces inspire employees : How employees experience healthy organizations ; Envisioning vibrant workplaces ; Envisioning an inspired workforce ; How vibrant workplaces inspire employees ; Focusing on work experiences ; Closing the inspiration gap ; The dynamics of a healthy organization -- Positive cultures : What is culture? ; Culture as competitive advantage ; Unhealthy and healthy cultures ; Culture change ; Strengthening values ; Revitalizing your organization's culture -- Inclusive leadership : Leading the way to healthier organizations ; Qualities of inclusive leaders ; Leading with people skills ; Focusing on leadership behaviours ; Leading change -- Healthy change : Getting on a healthy change trajectory ; Five principles for healthy change ; Change as renewal -- Sustainable success : What makes success sustainable? Renewing relationships with society ; Renewing workforce capabilities ; Making progress -- Measuring progress : Using evidence for action ; Measurement tools ; Using surveys for healthy change ; Integrated performance reporting ; Guidelines for measuring improvements ; Healthy organization measures are good public policy -- Designing a healthy organization strategy

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