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February 2021

Adopting joint productive and healthy workplace practices: What impacts success?

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Adopting joint productive and healthy workplace practices: What impacts success?
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What’s the best way to improve workplace wellbeing?

Business owners, managers, employees, occupational health and human resources professionals grapple with this question, and may come up with very different solutions. This can lead to tension.

Organisational wellbeing initiatives may be reactive and patchy instead of proactive and comprehensive. This means they are likely to be less sustainable: they could be derailed by external shocks, such as the current Covid-19 crisis.

What does success look like in an organisation?

  • Quality jobs
  • Good management
  • Supportive social relationships
  • Health and wellbeing promotion
  • High productivity

Many initiatives can improve working conditions. What makes the real difference: how organisations address different concerns, and not just the response itself.

We asked organisations of different sizes and with ongoing wellbeing initiatives, what they have done to effectively implement them.

A matrix showing the different fields respondents came from

Close What’s the best way to improve workplace wellbeing?

1. Balancing consistency and flexibility in a dynamic way

2. Providing combined resources for wellbeing

3. Engaged actors to help make sure resources are used

How do these three actions help an organisation’s adaptation to external shocks?

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