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Concurrent Session
Transforming Workplaces to Achieve Worker Well-Being
Tuesday 06/30/2020 02:00 PM - 03:15 PM Add to calendar
| Competencies: Consultation, Global & Cultural Effectiveness, Leadership & Navigation
Workplace Application:
Employee well-being is at risk in an increasing atmosphere of constant workplace change. However, HR professionals can help make sense of the new way of work and nurture employee well-being. 

The concept of work is being redefined faster than most people can keep up.  New technologies and rapidly evolving work demands arrive at a dizzying pace. New employment arrangements and global platforms for work are now the new normal. This session examines the new way we work and unpacks what we know about the tight link between work and well-being. Salary, scheduling flexibility, interactions with teammates and supervisors, and access to paid leave are among the factors that impact our work experiences, which then impact organizational performance and outcomes. The session discusses Total Worker Health®, an integrated approach to advancing worker well-being. We also outline a new model and assessment tool for understanding worker well-being. This research-to-practice session highlight concrete examples and provides fundamental steps that you can take today. Find out the steps we must take to optimize work for today's workforce and for the generations that follow.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recognize three workplace and health trends in the future of work.
  • Identify and discuss four domains for worker well-being.
  • Develop strategies for designing work to help people thrive and reach their full potential.
  • Outline three opportunities for shaping workplace policies, programs, and practices through supportive leadership and culture.
Lewis Casey Chosewood Photo
Lewis Casey Chosewood, MD, MPH, Director, Office for Total Worker Health,
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Chia-Chia Chang Photo
Chia-Chia Chang, Coordinator for New Opportunity and Development,
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)