Creating healthy workplaces: when good intentions go awry

(by Arla Day, Good Company Newsletter, PHWP)

 

Many successful and high-functioning organizations are committed to developing healthy workplaces and demonstrate the positive outcomes these initiatives have on employees and the organization. At the same time, there are organizations that strive to create a healthy workplace and fall short. Many of these organizations are led by very enthusiastic and effective leaders, but they seem to have missed something along the way.

 

How do these well-meaning leaders inadvertently create unhealthy workplaces? Why do some self-acclaimed “healthy” workplaces go astray?

 

© American Psychological Association. Reprinted with permission. For more information about the Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program, visit www.phwa.

 

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