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picture30 Oct 2007 @ 13:52, by Ned Hamson

Some colleagues of mine are involved in doing ongoing research on what makes work, work well and what makes it contribute to mental and physical ill health, as well as to lack of productivity or satisfaction.

Here is how they describe their current research and the link to the survey ([link]): We are researching the prevention of mental health problems. Mental health problems are increasing and we need better ways of measuring and preventing them. In particular we need to know how mental health is related to the various emotions people feel when they are at work, studying or engaging in other major activities.

These questions are part of a larger study of mental health in workplaces that was initiated by Professor Don deGuerre, Department of Applied Human Sciences, Concordia University. That larger study covers more factors and includes:

* A short online organisational survey that will determine the level of employee engagement in a participating organisation and will provide measures of any mental health problems that may be developing in the organisation. * A more in depth organisational survey, which identifies the organisational factors that do and don’t lead to, improved motivation, innovation, employee mental health, and productivity.

* An intervention designed to prevent mental health problems in the workplace and significantly improve productivity.

If you or your organization are interested in participating in, or want information about the larger study, contact Peter Aughton in Australia (melboffice@amerin.com.au) or Don deGuerre in Canada (don.deguerre@sympatico.ca).

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1 Nov 2007 @ 22:05 by a-d : would this :
"...Mental health problems are increasing and we need better ways of measuring and preventing them. In particular we need to know how mental health is related to the various emotions people feel when they are at work, studying or engaging in other major activities." ...be done within the confines of Mainstream-Whatever -or by some more enlightened Outside-the-Box working group?


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