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Psychologically healthy workplaces are good for employees and good for the bottom line. Employees who are engaged, growing, balance, healthy and recognized for their good work establish a climate of ...

Psychologically healthy workplaces are good for employees and good for the bottom line. Employees who are engaged, growing, balance, healthy and recognized for their good work establish a climate of excellence in the workplace.

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  • Creating a Psychologically Healthy Workplace
    • John Weaver, Psy.D.
    • Psychology for Business
    • (262) 544-6486 [email_address]
  • Objectives
    • Costs of poor psychological functioning
    • What is a psychologically healthy workplace ?
    • Creating an organization that is productive and happy
  • Productivity and Psychological Health
      • Two-thirds of both men and women say work has a significant impact on their stress level, and one in four has called in sick or taken a "mental health day" as a result of work stress. (APA, 2004).
      • Workers who must take time off work because of stress, anxiety, or a related disorder will be off the job for about 21 days (US Bureau of Labor Statistics).
  • Productivity and Psychological Health
    • Depression results in more days of disability than chronic health conditions such as heart disease, hypertension, and diabetes (National Committee for Quality Assurance, 2004).
  • Productivity and Psychological Health
    • 80% to 90% of all industrial accidents are likely related to personal problems and employees’ inability to handle stress
  • Productivity and Psychological Health
    • Companies with higher revenue growth are better at motivating employees and provide more opportunities for growth and development . Employee engagement levels in these high- performing organizations are more than 20% higher than those of their counterparts (Hewett Associates, 2004).
  • What is a Psychologically Healthy Workplace?
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  • What is a Psychologically Healthy Workplace?
    • Employee Involvement
    • Employee Growth & Development
    • Work-Life Balance
    • Health & Safety
    • Employee Recognition
  • How Do Employees Benefit?
    • Physical Health
    • Mental Health
    • Job Satisfaction
    • Employee Morale
    • Lowered Stress
    • Motivation
    • Commitment
    • Climate
  • How Does the Organization Benefit?
    • Performance
    • Productivity
    • Cost Savings
    • Hiring Selectivity
    • Product/Service Quality
    • Customer Service & Satisfaction
    • Reduces Absenteeism
    • Reduces Turnover
    • Lowers Accident/Injury Rates
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  • The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago. The second best time is now. - Chinese Proverb
  • Creating an organization that is productive and happy
    • The gold standard for fostering productive employees
    • Transformation of stress and depression into workplace assets
    • Leadership & creativity benefits
  • Creating an organization that is productive and happy
    • No “one-size-fits-all” approach
    • Ordinary not extraordinary efforts
    • Programs engage employees
    • Little capital outlay
    • Significant return on investment
  • Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards
    • State awards
    • Best Practice awards
    • National awards
      • To apply: www.phwa.org/app
  • Psychologically Healthy Workplace Awards
    • Apply online: www.phwa.org/app (applications for 2008 open June 1 through January 31)
    • Complete Organizational Practices Questionnaire and Employee Questionnaire (both part of the online application process)
    • Schedule a site visit (February 2008)
    • Receive feedback on your organizational strengths and opportunities for growth
    • Sign up for the free online newsletter:
    • Good Company
    • http://www.phwa.org
    • published by the American Psychological Association
  • John Weaver, Psy.D. Business Psychologist Telephone: (262) 544-6486 [Office] (414) 491-8719 [Mobile] E-mail: [email_address] Postal mail: John Weaver, Psy.D. Psychology for Business 2717 N. Grandview Blvd, #303 Waukesha, WI 53188