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Workplace Climate, Worker Wellbeing and Business Performance

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Workplace climate and culture are receiving increased attention from researchers, policy-makers and practitioners.  Read these two reports from the Integrated Benefits Institute on the importance of worker wellbeing and workplace climate.  The structure of work -- job design, work policies, and the organizational culture -- affect an employee's health, wellbeing and performance at work.

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Job structure and work climate affect hypertension

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Workplace climate, psychosocial stressors and physical hazards all contribute to worker health, specifically hypertension, according to David Rehkopf, Stanford physician researcher and lead author of this key paper from the special issue of Health Affairs on Work and Health, February 2017.

Dr. Rehkopf commented last year during a Twitterchat around work stress "We study the structure of the job not if someone said they were stressed. The objective structure of the job is the stressor" #WorkEnvChat

The full article and link to Feb 2017 issue is well worth a read

Health Affairs journal features Work and Health

Different types of workers

Be sure to check-out the special issue of Health Affairs dedicated to Work and Health topics.  This important journal issue covers a range of topics on the interrelationships between work and health including how cognitive and physical demands on the job affect absence and presenteeism for those with and without occupational and non-occupational illnesses and injuries.  Read more