Expanding the HRD Role: Improving Employee Well-being and Organizational Performance
Human Resource Development International
563 - 571
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.
human resource development, psychosocial work environment, competitive advantage, organizational performance, employee well-being
Industrial and Organizational Psychology | Organizational Behavior and Theory
Brad Gilbreath and Max U. Montesino (2006).
Expanding the HRD Role: Improving Employee Well-being and Organizational Performance. Human Resource Development International.9 (4), 563 - 571.