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Healthy and Supportive Workplaces / Work-life Balance
Research under this theme converges on a very practical question: What are the ingredients of a healthy and supportive workplace? Our research focuses on human resource management practices, work environments, and industrial relations - all critical factors in creating healthy and supportive work environments.
Our research explores the relationship between work environments, worker health and well-being, family life and organizational effectiveness. To the extent that we can shed light on the links between workplace practices and employee health and well-being, we can assist employers in responding to forces of change in ways that improve outcomes for both employees and the organizations for which they work. We can also help identify areas where government policy initiatives can support healthy workplaces.