March 2020

Five principles for effective action on workplace wellbeing

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This resource is part of the Guidance for better workplace wellbeing

This section builds on findings from a systematic review, and outlines five key principles on how to implement workplace health and wellbeing initiatives and programmes.

You can also read the full review article in the journal Social Science and Medicine.

The principles are underpinned by a review of the relevant scientific literature, encompassing:

  • 75

    separate scientific studies looking at 85 separate workplace wellbeing initiatives, involving over 1600 people

  • 121

    peer-reviewed journals have published these findings

  • 42

    people were interviewed for the practice illustrations used

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Communication: principle one

Coherence: principle two

Commitment: principle three

Consistency: principle four

Creativity: principle five

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