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 34: Creative Practices for Wellbeing in Organizations: An Emerging Scholarship of Practice Framework

Creative Practices for Wellbeing in Organizations: An Emerging Scholarship of Practice Framework

Creative practices for wellbeing in organizations: an emerging scholarship of practice framework
Tony Wall Richard Axtell

Introduction

Early indications of how humans understood the connection between visual and performative practices and the wellbeing of communities are documented in the rock art of indigenous communities over 20,000 years ago (Fleischer and Grehan, 2016). Such creative practices, which promote and prioritize wellbeing, have become increasingly widespread globally, and include a ‘constellation of ideas, practices, and approaches which are intentionally engaged for health and well-being benefits, ranging from explicitly therapeutic interventions to group-based activity more resonant of cultural activity’ (Wall et al., 2019b: 1). This constellation includes the adoption ...

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