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Wellbeing and the workplace: How smaller firms are meeting the challenge

Human Resource Management International Digest

ISSN: 0967-0734

Article publication date: 12 June 2017

Abstract

Purpose

This paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.

Design/methodology/approach

This briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.

Findings

The concept of wellbeing is all the rage following the ravages of the Global Financial Crisis, and step-change in people’s view of work-life balance on the one hand and how enhancing employees’ contentment can increase productivity on the other. This, coupled with much-improved technology such as Skype, and greater access to super fast broadband means that connectivity across regions, countries and internationally has allowed many more workers to work from home regularly and maintain greater contact with family and friends. As a result, wellbeing is no longer viewed by firms as a luxury but rather a necessity.

Practical implications

The paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.

Originality/value

The briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

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Citation

(2017), "Wellbeing and the workplace: How smaller firms are meeting the challenge", Human Resource Management International Digest, Vol. 25 No. 4, pp. 38-40. https://doi.org/10.1108/HRMID-04-2017-0065

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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