Good work and public health
Poor health and wellbeing in organisations can have an indirect impact on the health and wellbeing of the wider public. Through their work, employees come into contact with millions of people every day. Many of these, such as teachers and NHS staff, are in a unique position to lead people by example and support the establishment of healthy behaviours in others. Yet to be an exemplar, organisations must first provide good work that facilitates wellbeing among their own staff.
Our research seeks to examine these key questions:
- What is the wider impact of ill-health within major public-facing organisations?
- What effective recommendations can we develop for the improvement of employees’ health and wellbeing through good work?