Abstract

Healthy jobs and workplaces benefit workers and employers, customers and shareholders, citizens and society. This report focuses on the organizational change processes, strategies and tactics that can bring about healthier and more productive working conditions. Successful interventions must target underlying workplace and organizational factors. Most promising in this regard is the link between healthy work environments and improved health outcomes for individual employees and improved business results. This widens the agenda to the entire organization: its values, people practices, work systems and performance.

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Acknowledgment

The author would like to thank Naomi Castle and Tyler Wry for research assistance, and Kathy van Denderen for copyediting.

Disclaimer: The views expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy of Health Canada.