Wellbeing for sustainability in the global workplace / edited by Paola Ochoa, Maria-Teresa Lepeley, and Peter Essens.

  • Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
  • ©2019
xx, 151 pages ; 25 cm


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"Wellbeing in the workplace is an essential element in fostering a worker's sense of being valued, ensuring their engagement, and ultimately leading to higher levels of productivity and organizational performance. This important book specifically adds to the discussion by taking a global perspective, and evaluates wellbeing in the workplace in different countries, identifying both universal issues and specific cultural issues. Chapter authors have been drawn from across five continents and eleven countries to provide ground-breaking research in wellbeing from different regional perspectives, looking at both developed and developing world scenarios. What is clear throughout the book is that organizations that are not people-centered undermine their capacity to attain and maintain quality standards, high performance, and competitiveness. Organizational concerns about workers' wellbeing are growing exponentially due to the global VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) environment. In this environment, organizational success is no longer simply based on short-term revenue maximization, capital investments, or sales, but increasingly depends on people's wellbeing, human capital, and the development of human talent to ensure sustained and sustainable growth and performance. This book presents a collection of studies that address current and forthcoming organizational challenges and offer realistic solutions to support leaders and managers seeking to balance and value the contribution of people with long-term organizational performance" -- From the publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Pyschosocial wellbeing at work: reasons to invest in healthy employees and workplaces -- Wellbeing and gender parity in the workforce: need for a new global approach -- Wellbeing in organizations: dimensions and intersections -- Quality of Work Life in Brazil -- Safety and employee health and wellbeing -- Wellbeing@work: is buffering stress enough? -- Psychological risk: a European view -- An entrepreneurship-based model to foster organizational wellbeing -- Wellbeing challenges of millennials: South Africa's "Born Free" generation -- Exploring education for wellbeing in Peru.
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  • 113860089X (hardcover)
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