The SAGE Handbook of Organizational Wellbeing is a comprehensive and cutting-edge work providing the latest insights into a range of perspectives on organizational wellbeing, as well as highlighting global wellbeing issues and exploring new contexts. Topics covered include: digital working and social media, LGBTQIA+ identifications and work, suicide at work, refugee workers, and mental health. A multi- and inter-disciplinary work, this handbook embraces ideas and empirical work from a range of fields including psychology, business and management, economics, and science. This handbook draws together current knowledge whilst also outlining emerging issues and directions, making this an invaluable resource for students and researchers spanning a wide array of disciplines. Part 1: Theoretical Perspectives; Part 2: International Issues and Contexts; Part 3: Developing Organizational Wellbeing; and Part 4: Emerging Issues and Directions.

Chapter 1: Organizational Wellbeing: An Introduction and Future Directions

Organizational Wellbeing: An Introduction and Future Directions

Organizational wellbeing: an introduction and future directions
Paula Brough Tony Wall Cary Cooper

Organizational Wellbeing: Why and Why Now?

Workplace wellbeing has a long tradition stemming back to the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. John Ruskin, the British social reformer, reflected, at the beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1851, on the necessity of employers looking after their workers: ‘in order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: they must be fit for it, they must not do too much of it, and they must have a sense of success in it’ (Ruskin, n.d.). The American poet and philosopher Henry ...

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