Title

Expanding the HRD Role: Improving Employee Well-being and Organizational Performance

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-2006

Publication Source

Human Resource Development International

Volume

9

Issue

4

Inclusive pages

563 - 571

DOI

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13678860601032684

ISBN/ISSN

13678868

Abstract

An important opportunity for the HRD profession lies in assessing and reshaping the psychosocial work environment to create a healthy, mentally focused workforce that provides their organization with a competitive advantage. We explain why HRD professionals should be concerned with employee well-being, offer suggestions for assessing the work environment through a stress audit and discuss four key work factors that affect well-being: job control, roleoverload, social support and supervisor behaviour. By expanding their role to these concerns, HRD professionals can improve quality of life and contribute to organizational effectiveness. If they do, the result should be healthieremployees, healthier organizations and a greater recognition of HRD's potential for transforming organizations.

Keywords

human resource development, psychosocial work environment, competitive advantage, organizational performance, employee well-being

Disciplines

Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Organizational Behavior and Theory

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