Designing Rejuvenation into Work

September 1 – 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 work systems that promote health

Some of our topics

  • The impact of traditional management practices on health
  • Differences between health-promoting work & wellness programs
  • Physiology and consequences of stress
  • How money can be used to promote health effectively
  • Effects of a measurement-culture
  • The special case of burnout and how to address it

Books

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, OD, climate committee, wellness program, quality)

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 time or energy for fire prevention
  • believe it’s someone else’s job to learn this material and put it to use