Designing Rejuvenation into Work

September 16 – December 31, 2018

Over three months, through a combination of readings, videos and conversations, we’ll explore the research on:

  • What people need from work in order to be healthy
  • Risk factors for exhaustion, burnout and illness
  • How to design rejuvenation into work

Some of our topics

  • Differences between health-promoting work & wellness programs
  • Physiology and consequences of stress
  • Introduction to ergonomics
  • Effects of a measurement-culture
  • The special case of burnout and how to address it

Books

Five Live Calls (which will be recorded)

  • First Live Call will be Wednesday, October 3 at noon (Central Time)
  • Following 4 calls will be scheduled after input from participants
  • All call recordings will be available in the membership area
  • Whether or not you can join the live call, you can submit questions via email & message board
  • More info about our online platform’s features & benefits
be healthy online resources

This program can transform your working life if you:

  • believe research can inform practice
  • are open to having your thinking challenged
  • are ready to invest time & energy in reading & discussion
  • want inspiration for improving your own working life
  • share responsibility for the health of your group (e.g., leadership, HR, OD, climate committee, wellness program, quality)
  • are seeking ideas for an organization change initiative

This program will feel frustrating if you:

  • don’t believe in science
  • are seeking a checklist that you can implement immediately
  • dislike reading articles & books written by researchers (I get it – they can be dense!)
  • are focused on fighting fires and don’t currently have time or energy to think about fire prevention
  • believe it’s someone else’s job to learn this material and put it to use