Managing Health and Well-Being in the Public Sector

Managing Health and Well-Being in the Public Sector : A Guide to Best Practice

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As governments throughout the world experience increasing fiscal challenges, the pressures on public sectors to streamline services and harness technological advances is unprecedented. Many have undergone huge budgetary cuts as a result, but what are the effects of this intense organizational change on such a large and varied workforce? And how can managers within the public sector meet the challenge of delivering services whilst maintaining the health and well-being of staff tasked with carrying out the work? Managing Health and Well-Being in the Public Sector: A Guide to Best Practice is the ideal companion to any manager in these challenging times. Exploring the realities of working in the public sector, and those factors which can add meaning and purpose to working life, the book provides managers with a practical toolkit for creating the best working environment, as well as nurturing resilience and motivation within their staff. Written by two authors with a lifetime of experience in the field, the book also examines why promoting occupational health and well-being is beneficial to organizations, drawing on a wealth of international research to support this argument. It concludes with a series of case studies in which an international range of public sector managers discuss initiatives they have implemented, and how successful they have been. This is the ideal companion for any manager working in the public sector. It will also be instructive reading for any student or researcher of occupational or organizational psychology, as well as more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 12mm | 228g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1 black & white tables, 1 black & white halftones, 8 black & white line drawings
  • 1138929204
  • 9781138929203

About Ian Hesketh

Professor Sir Cary Cooper, CBE is Distinguished Professor of Organizational Psychology and Health at Lancaster University Management School, UK. He is a founding President of the British Academy of Management, a Companion of the Chartered Management Institute and one of only a few UK Fellows of the (American) Academy of Management, past President of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, and President of RELATE. Ian Heskerth is a servicing police officer in the Lancaster Constabulary, and is currently studying towards a PhD at Lancaster University, UK. He is a Chartered Manager, Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute and holds Qualified Teaching, Learning and Skills (QTLS) status with the Institute for Learning, and in 2011 his article on Transformational Leadership During Change was voted one of the Top 5 Management Articles of the Year by the CMIshow more

Table of contents

Foreword Introduction Chapter 1. Context Chapter 2. Why Welllbeing, and Why Now? Chapter 3. Wellbeing - The Fundamentals Chapter 4. What Research Tell Us Chapter 5. Applying the Research in Your Workplace - Best Praxis Chapter 6. Case Studiesshow more