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Healthy Organisations, Healthy Leadership And Management, Healthy Employees ... For Healthy Performance (PDF, 1.5 Mb)

Contributing to the CIPD's thought piece collection 'Moving the health and well-being agenda forward', this chapter promotes Affinity Health at Work's beliefs and values to the importance of employee wellbeing for healthy and effective organisations.

Resilience Through The Lens Of Interactionism: A Systematic Review (PDF, 220 Kb)

This systematic review presents findings from a conceptual and methodological review of resilience measures using an interactionist theoretical framework. The review is also intended to update findings from previous systematic reviews. Two databases (EBSCOHost and Scopus) were searched to retrieve empirical...

Developing Managers To Manage Sustainable Employee Engagement, Health And Well-Being - Phase One (PDF, 2.6 Mb)

Sponsored by the CIPD, Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and the Affinity Health at Work Research Consortium, Affinity Health at Work has conducted research to review all the evidence available about what affects the success of developing managers who support employee engagement, health...

Wiley-Blackwell Handbook Of The Psychology Of Leadership, Change & Organisational Development (PNG, 150 Kb, 362x564)

Leadership and change are complex, with many different approaches and theories. Co-edited by Rachel Lewis, Managing Partner at Affinity Health at Work, this book shares key research and practical guidance on the psychology of leadership, change and OD.

Managing For Sustainable Employee Engagement: Developing A Behavioural Framework (PNG, 1.3 Mb, 968x1378)

Evidence suggests that employee engagement has a positive and significant effect on organisations, and that managers are pivotal to engagement and wellbeing.
Research, funded by the CIPD and led by Affinity Health at Work through a consortium of employers and other stakeholders, has brought together two...

The Vital Role Of Line Managers In Managing Psychosocial Risks (PNG, 242 Kb, 270x394)

This chapter provides an introduction into the role of line managers in managing risks to employee psychosocial health. It looks at how line managers (or immediate supervisors, used interchangeably) can influence the success of interventions for psychosocial issues through their impact on process and...

Managing for Sustainable Employee Engagement Developing a Behavioural Framework (PDF, 759 Kb)

Although it is widely accepted by both academics and practitioners that employee engagement has a significant and positive impact on both the organisation and the individual, there is no general consensus on the conceptualisation of employee engagement.

This research aims to define employee engagement...

Preventing Stress: Promoting Positive Manager Behaviour Phase 4: How Do Organisations Implement The Findings In Practice? (PDF, 498 Kb)

Our research highlights the pivotal role that line managers play in workplace stress management. For employers to reduce and manage workplace stress effectively they need to ensure that managers demonstrate the skills and behaviours that allow them to manage their staff in ways that minimise work-related...

Developing Resilience: Research Insight (PDF, 497 Kb)

The overall aim of this report is to assist practitioners in understanding resilience and approaches to building resilience, as well as identifying gaps in these domains. Additional objectives include: to review interventions designed to build resilience offered both by practitioners and by the academic...

Preventing Stress In Organisation: How To Develop Positive Manager Behaviour (PNG, 210 Kb, 370x554)

Preventing Stress in Organizations: How to Develop Positive Managers was awarded the British Psychological Society Book Award and offers an innovative, evidence-based approach to help managers prevent and reduce workplace stress in their staff. It provides information on the critical skills managers...

Using A Competency-Based Approach To Identify The Management Behaviours Required To Manage Workplace Stress In Nursing: A Critical Incident Study (PDF, 139 Kb)

Workplace stress is a significant problem in healthcare, especially within nursing. While there is a reasonable consensus regarding the sources of stress and its impact on health and well-being, little is known about the specific line manager behaviours that are associated with the effective and ineffective...

Line Management Competence: The Key To Preventing And Reducing Stress At Work (PDF, 93 Kb)

Work-related stress is a major concern for employers, and the UK Health and Safety Executive has introduced Management Standards for employers to support them in managing stress in the workplace. Managers have a key role to play in minimizing stress-related risks for their staff. Management behaviour...

Management Competencies For Preventing And Reducing Stress At Work: Identifying And Developing The Management Behaviours Necessary To Implement The HSE Management Standards (PDF, 1.2 Mb)

This report presents the findings of the second phase of a research project to identify the specific management behaviours associated with the effective management of stress at work. This phase aimed to: examine the usability of the 'Management competencies for preventing and reducing stress at work'...

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