The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Well Being

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In today's changing business environment, the financial health of an organization is increasingly dependent on the extent to which it and its members are able to transform and adapt to these changing internal and external circumstances more effectively than their competitors. Health has been identified as a key driver of socio-economic progress internationally, emphasizing the link between the health of individual workers and the overall performance of an organization. Equally, decades of research has highlighted the major role that work plays in determining physical health and psychological well being.

This handbook focuses on organizational well being in its widest sense, and is concerned with reviewing the factors which are associated with ill health, as well as those which promote positive health and well being. In it, leading international scholars focus on the key issues:

• Absenteeism and presenteeism

• Health and safety,

• Models, measures, and methodologies for measuring well being,

• Individual factors associated with well being such as leadership, emotion, stress, and risk and rewards,

• Organizational factors associated with well being such as working hours, emotional labour, technology, and job insecurity,

• Organizational strategies for improving individual well being.

The handbook ends with two chapters setting out new perspectives - the link between well being and geography and climate, and the importance of corporate social responsibility in creating a sustainable and healthy work environment.

About the Series
Oxford Handbooks in Business & Management bring together the world's leading scholars on the subject to discuss current research and the latest thinking in a range of interrelated topics including Strategy, Organizational Behavior, Public Management, International Business, and many others. Containing completely new essays with extensive referencing to further reading and key ideas, the volumes, in hardback or paperback, serve as both a thorough introduction to a topic and a useful desk reference for scholars and advanced students alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199211913
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 1/15/2009
  • Series: Oxford Handbooks Series
  • Pages: 656
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Cartwright is a Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is Professor of Organizational Psychology in the Manchester Business School at The University of Manchester, UK. Susan is currently the President of the British Academy of Management and a Fellow of the British Academy of Management. She is a past Editor of the Leadership and Organization Development Journal and a current Associate Editor of the British Journal of Management.

Susan has authored 13 books, over 40 scholarly articles and 30 book chapters. Her main research interests lie in the area of occupational stress and well being, human aspects of mergers and acquisitions and emotional intelligence. She was Editor of the Volume V of the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management on Human Resource Management (Blackwell, 2005) and Co-Editor, with Cary L. Cooper and Christopher Early, of The International Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate (Wiley, 2001). Cary L. Cooper is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health in Lancaster University Management School and Pro Vice Chancellor (External Relations) at Lancaster University. He is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society, the Royal Society of Medicine, and the Royal Society of Health.

Cary was the founding Editor of the Journal of Organizational Behaviour and is Co-Editor of Stress and Health. In 1998, he was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award for his contribution to management science from the US Academy of Management.

Cary is the author of over 100 books on occupational stress, women at work, and industrial and organizational psychology and has written over 400 scholarly articles.

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Table of Contents

About the Editors viii

List of Contributors ix

1 Introduction: Perspectives on Organizational Health Susan Cartwright Cary L. Cooper 1

Part I The Costs and Indicators of Well-Being in the Workplace

2 Absenteeism or Presenteeism? Attendance Dynamics and Employee Well-Being Gary Johns 7

3 Accidents and Safety in the Workplace Sharon Clarke 31

Part II Model, Measures, and Methodologies for Assessing Well-Being

4 Environmental "Vitamins", Personal Judgments, Work Values, and Happiness Peter Warr 57

5 Measuring Burnout Christina Maslach Michael P. Leiter Wilmar Schaufeli 86

6 Job Control and Reward: Effects on Well-Being Johannes Siegrist 109

7 Organizational Screening: The ASSET Model Sheena Johnson 133

Part III Individual Factors and Well-Being

8 Leadership, Psychological Well-Being,and Organizational Outcomes Ivan T. Robertson Jill Flint-Taylor 159

9 Work-Life Balance: Individual and Organizational Strategies and Practices Steven Poelmans Heather Odle-Dusseau Barbara Beham 180

10 Positive Emotions, Attitudes, and Health: Motivated, Engaged, Focused James Campbell Quick Laura M. Little Debra L. Nelson 214

11 Stress and Coping Michael P. O'Driscoll Paula A. Brough Thomas J. Kalliath 236

12 Work Hours, Work Intensity, and Work Addiction: Risks and Rewards Ronald J. Burke Lisa Fiksenbaum 267

Part IV Job/Organizational Factors and Well-Being

13 The Impact of Working Hours and Working Patterns on Physical and Psychological Health Bruce Kirkcaldy Adrian Furnham Roy Shephard 303

14 Emotional Labor, Well-Being, and Performance David Holman David Martinez-Inigo Peter Totterdell 331

15 Technology and Health Michael D. Coovert Ashley A. G.Walvoord Frederick R. B. Stilson Matthew S. Prewett 356

16 Job Insecurity, Unemployment, and Organizational Well-Being: Oxymoron or Possiblity? Tahira M. Probst 387

17 Building Employee Engagement, Job Satisfaction, Health, and Retention Victor J. Callan Sandra A. Lawrence 411

Part V Organizational Interventions to Promote Health and Well-Being

18 Mediators and Moderators of Organizational Interventions to Prevent Occupational Stress Caroline Biron Cary L. Cooper Frank W. Bond 441

19 The Challenges of Developing, Implementing, and Evaluating Interventions Andrew J. Noblet Anthony D. LaMontagne 466

20 Organizational Coaching and Mentoring Jonathan Passmore Jodie Anagnos 497

Part VI New Perspectives

21 Climato-economic Niches of Employee Well-Being Evert Van de Vliert 523

22 Creating a Healthy Work Environment through Sustainable Practices: Future Challenges Erik Bichard 542

Name Index 563

Subject Index 582

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