MOS 3344 Lecture 7docx

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Management and Organizational Studies
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Management and Organizational Studies 3344A/B
Julie Schermer

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MOS 3344 Lecture 711252013 113000 AM Workplace WellnessHistorically workplace wellness concepts were reactiveDealt with issues of health after conditions aroseRecently emphasis has been placed on improving the health and resiliency of employees in the workplace in a proactive manner The National Quality Institute promotes Healthy Workplaces The Canada Awards for Excellence recognizes holistic workplace health systems organizations which provideo physical social personal and developmental support o to improve overall employee quality of lifeo both within and outside the workplace Assumption of health programs in the workplacefit workers are better workers fit both physically and mentally will benefit both the employees and the company as a wholeEAPsMany workplace health programs develop from Employee Assistance Plans EAPs were developed to improve the life for workers o Does not impose not intrusivePlans began with improving working conditionsThen to assisting in the meeting of basic physical needs of workers Then psychological needs by having on site counseling services availableAddress Drug abuseStressFinancial and legal concernsFamily support worries
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