Designing Sustainable Work

September 1 – November 30, 2019

We’ll have three months to explore the research on:

  • What people need from work in order to be healthy
  • Work system risk factors for exhaustion, burnout and illness
  • How to design work systems to promote health

Some of our topics

  • The impact of traditional management practices on health
  • Differences between health-promoting work & wellness programs
  • Stress physiology and its impact
  • Assessing job risk factors
  • What burnout is and how to prevent it


Five Live Calls (which will be recorded)

be healthy online resources

This program can transform your working life if you:

  • believe research can inform practice
  • are open to challenging conventional management assumptions
  • are ready to invest time & energy in reading & discussion
  • are seeking inspiration for improving your own working life
  • share responsibility for the health of your group (e.g., leadership, HR, diversity & inclusivity, OD, safety, quality, wellness, climate committees)

This program will feel frustrating if you:

  • are seeking a simplified checklist
  • dislike reading articles & books written by researchers (I get it – they can be dense!)
  • are focused on fighting fires and don’t currently have the capacity for fire prevention
  • believe it’s someone else’s job to learn this material and put it to use