Well-Being in the Workplace: Governance and Sustainability Insights to Promote Workplace Health

  • 10h 30m
  • Nicole Cvenkel
  • Springer
  • 2020

This book is intended for human resources management academics, researchers, students, organizational leaders and managers, HR Practitioners, and those responsible for helping support employees in the 21st-century workplace. It offers a path forward to create an environment that will not only build a healthier workplace by providing appropriate and effective well-being interventions but also offers solutions to manage multi-generational and ‘holistic’ employees within the employment relationship.

The book describes the factors that promote healthy and WELL organizations and introduces concepts and strategies to reduce workplace stress and mental health issues and improve workplace well-being toward sustained organizational success. Employers that embrace the corporate responsibility of promoting the health and well-being of multi-generational, holistic employees will reap cost savings, employee engagement, and productivity advantages, as well as a healthier and more productive workforce.

About the Authors

Dr. Nicole Cvenkel (nee Baptiste) has many years’ experience working in both the public and private sectors. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Lincoln, an M.B.A., from London Metropolitan University, an M.Sc. in Research Methods and Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University, and a Ph.D. in Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour from Roehampton University. Nicole’s Ph.D. focused on employees’ perspectives and reactions to HRM practices, the quality of working life, line management leadership, and well-being at work in the public sector.

Dr. Cvenkel has worked as an Associate Professor in the field of Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour at various universities, including in the UK and Canada. She has published her research in academic journals and publications, and was an Associate Regional Director at the College of New Caledonia, in British Columbia, Canada. She also worked as the Dean of Business at the University College of the North in Manitoba, Canada. Nicole has vast experience working as an HR, Workplace Well-being, and Management Strategic Leader for diverse organizations.

She is a leadership associate of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) of Canada, and is also a member of the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC); an Associate Professional member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD); a fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the UK; a research fellow of the Northern Leadership Academy of the UK; a member of the Chartered Management Institute; a certified coach, trainer, and speaker with the John Maxwell Leadership Team of Coaches; and is an affiliate of the Workplace Bullying Institute University (WBI).

Nicole has also worked as a senior consultant for a number of First Nations and private organizations in Canada. She is the founder and CEO of ‘My Work & Well-Being Consulting Inc.’ and since 2015 has partnered with a variety of organizational leaders toward building capacity, strategic planning, employee engagement, workplace well-being and organizational health, productivity and sustainability.

In this Book

  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • An Introduction to Employee Well-Being Research Terrain
  • Historical and Theoretical Debates in Human Resources Management and High-Performing Organisations
  • Workplace Well-Being—Understanding Psychologically ‘WELL’ Employees and the Sustainable Healthy Workplace
  • Constructing Well-Being at Work—What Does it Mean?
  • A Methodological Approach to Workplace Well-Being Research in a New Public Management (NPM) Environment
  • Well-Being at Work—Understanding Employees Working Life Realities in the Public Sector Context—Observations and Documentary Analysis
  • Workplace Stress and Well-Being in the Workplace—The Workers’ Voice
  • Mental Health and Well-Being in the Workplace
  • Multigenerational Workforce and Well-Being in the Twenty-First-Century Workplace
  • Well-Being at Work with Limited Resources—A Public Sector Context
  • Work-Life Balance and Well-Being at Work—Strategies for Individual and Organisational Health and Potential
  • The Work Environment and Well-Being at Work—Employees’ Experiences in the Public Sector
  • Beneath the Melting Ice—Definition, Importance, and Improvement in Well-Being at Work in Local Government
  • Quality of Working Life, Leadership, and Well-Being in the Public Sector—Insights from Employees
  • Evaluation of Workplace Well-Being Research—Developing Healthy, Resilient and Sustainable Organisation—A Public Sector Case Study
  • Workplace Violence, Mistreatment, and Well-Being at Work—A Forestry Sector Perspective
  • Line Management Leadership, Governance, and Sustainability for Employee Well-Being at Work
  • Can Fun and Games at Work Replace Well-Being in the Workplace?—Perspectives from Senior Managers in the Public Sector
  • Striving towards a Violence ‘Free’ and Healthy Workplace—Insights from Canadian Natural Resource Industry Workers