Health and Prevention

Many health problems and the costs associated with them (e.g., absenteeism, loss of productivity, conflicts, increased workload for others) can be prevented or minimized with awareness, impact studies, and targeted interventions.

Create Awareness

Mangers at all levels of the organization should be knowledgeable of the following domains, especially since they are extremely “popular” and false beliefs can lead to unnecessary costs and suffering.

  • Stress - The workplace is filled with potential stressors, and some degree of stress is normal. A bio-social-psychological model can demonstrate how stress can sometimes lead to health and productivity problems and why the manager is so important in creating a healthy work environment.
  • Burnout - Burnout touches the most motivated and dedicated members of your organization. However burnout is also greatly misunderstood and often falsely diagnosed. Understanding how burnout occurs can help you keep the most talented individuals engaged and inspired.
  • Boreout - Meaningless work, lack of recognition, unnecessary procedures, repetitions, lack of decision latitude. It may be that boreout is creating a dull, depressed, slow, and unimaginative workforce. When should you worry about it?
  • Mobbing – Conflict, lack of emotional competence, political games, or mobbing. Understanding the mobbing dynamics can help prevent these kinds of destructive conflicts before they escalate. Surprisingly, mobbing happens mostly in high talent groups, but is often undetected. Could you be losing your best people?

Measure impact

To make sure your awareness programs and interventions actually touch upon the right factors in your organization, impact assessments can provide you with useful information.

  • Climate survey – Determine in which departments you may have potential problems
  • Burnout survey – Find out if you have groups or individuals with heightened risk for burnout
  • Health indicators – Assess the risk factors and protective factors in your organization to chose the right prevention or implementation strategy

Develop interventions at the individual, group, and organizational level

Specialized coaching, team development, or group workshops can help individuals become proactive in managing their health, and create team and group dynamics that eliminate workplace barriers to productivity and quality of life at work.