Achieving employee wellbeing in a changing work environment : an expert commentary on current scholarship

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Kossek, Ellen Ernst, Kalliath, Thomas and Kalliath, Parveen. (2012). Achieving employee wellbeing in a changing work environment : an expert commentary on current scholarship. International Journal of Manpower: an interdisciplinary journal on human resources, management & labour economics. 33(7), pp. 738 - 753. https://doi.org/10.1108/01437721211268294
AuthorsKossek, Ellen Ernst, Kalliath, Thomas and Kalliath, Parveen
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Purpose: The purpose of this expert commentary is to provide an overview of current scholarship on changes occurring in the work environment and its impact on employee wellbeing. The commentary touches on frontier issues such as measurement of healthy work environment, positive and negative changes in work environment influencing employee wellbeing, link between employee productivity and wellbeing, challenges in converting theory into practice, sustainable organizational behavior, workplace wellness, and several other issues germane to the special issue.

Design/methodology/approach: The expert commentary explicates the current state of scholarship in relation to the theme of the special issue. The design of the expert commentary, a scholarly conversation between the Guest Editors and University Distinguished Professor Ellen Ernst Kossek, provides an easy to access summary of the current knowledge in the area. This format is intended to inform readers of IJM and to stimulate further scholarship in the area.

Findings: The expert commentary provides a gist of key findings in the extant area of research, serving to inform readers about what we know, do not know, and fruitful areas for further enquiry.

Originality/value: It provides an overview of current knowledge in the area.

Keywordshealthy work environment; employee wellbeing; employee productivity; workplace wellness; sustainable organizational behavior; workplace; organizational behavior
Year2012
JournalInternational Journal of Manpower: an interdisciplinary journal on human resources, management & labour economics
Journal citation33 (7), pp. 738 - 753
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
ISSN0143-7720
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1108/01437721211268294
Scopus EID2-s2.0-84867705324
Page range738 - 753
Research GroupSchool of Allied Health
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Place of publicationUnited Kingdom
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