Designing Sustainable Work

September 1 – November 30, 2020

In this flexible, self-paced program, we’ll explore:

  • 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

Books

Five Live Calls (which will be recorded)

be healthy online resources

This program can transform your view of leadership if you:

  • enjoy self-directed learning
  • value research evidence
  • are open to challenging conventional thinking
  • can invest time & energy in reading & discussion
  • 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:

  • dislike reading articles & books written by researchers
  • are focused on fighting fires and don’t currently have the capacity for fire prevention