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Description - The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Well Being by Susan Cartwright

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780199211913
ISBN-10: 0199211914
Format: Hardback
(253mm x 178mm x 36mm)
Pages: 616
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 13-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Susan Cartwright

Susan Cartwright is a Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is Professor of Organizational Psychology and Well Being and Director of Centre for Organizational Health and Well-Being at Lancaster University. Susan is currently the President and 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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