Educating Managers to Create Healthy Workplaces

Brad Gilbreath, Colorado State University–Pueblo, published “Educating Managers to Create Healthy Workplaces” on December 7th, 2011 in the Journal of Management Education. To view other OnlineFirst articles, please click here.

The abstract:

This article provides management educators with a comprehensive, research-based set of concepts they can use to enrich students’ understanding of how to create healthy workplaces. To assist with that endeavor, learning objectives related to creating healthy workplaces are provided. Work environment stressors are discussed along with human and organizational consequences resulting from stressors. Organizational and personal factors that modify the effects of the work environment are described, as are actions that can be taken to create healthier work environments and healthier employees. Reasons why managers should be concerned with worker wellbeing are discussed, and tips gained from teaching students about healthy work are offered.

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