Organizational Health and Wellbeing

Major Works

Edited by: Cary L. Cooper

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    • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd |
    • Publication Year: 2011 |
    • Online Publication Date: April 03, 2013 |
    • DOI: 10.4135/9781446262771 |
    • Print ISBN: 9780857025555 |
    • Online ISBN: 9781446262771 |
    • Series: SAGE Library in Business and Management |
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Abstract

The field of work and well-being is growing at a phenomenal rate, as obesity, mental health, heart disease, and alcohol consumption become increasingly important for organizations in the public and private sector.

This collection covers the sources and costs of workplace stress; major theories of organizational stress and well-being; and intervention studies in the field.

Within the major work, an international advisory board identifies the best original science, as well as the relevant theories and recent intervention studies that reflect best practice in terms of enhancing well-being at work.

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  • Editor's Introduction: Organizational Health and Wellbeing
    CaryL.Cooper

    Abrief history over the last few decades highlights how ‘work’ has changed, and why we are where we are today (Cooper, 2009). The 1980s were the start of the ‘enterprise culture’, where in the developed world, countries began to Americanize their workplaces, with privatizations of the public sector, many more cross-national mergers and acquisitions and the beginnings of the process of changing the nature of the psychological contract between employee and employer, where jobs were no longer for life. In the 1990s, and during most of the first decade of the 2000s, we saw the ‘short term contract’ culture, with its’ intrinsic job insecurity, outsourcing of many of organizational functions, downsizing, delayering, an endemic long-hours working culture and more ...

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