APA Center for Organizational Excellence: Episode: February 2008

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Episode 2: "February 2008"

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Duration: 26:28

Episode 2

Michael P. O'Donnell, PhD, MBA, MPH

Summary

What role does communication play in creating a psychologically healthy workplace? In this episode, learn how effective two-way communication can support your health and wellness efforts. Also, our featured interview with Dr. Michael O’Donnell, founder and editor-in-chief of the American Journal of Health Promotion and director of health and wellness at the Cleveland Clinic, and real-world examples of what award-winning organizations are doing to help their employees maintain a healthy work-life balance.

Details

  • 00:00 – Opening
  • 02:00 – Featured Topic – The role of communication in creating a psychologically healthy workplace
  • 05:05 – Current Issues – Effective communication strategies
  • 10:46 – Featured Interview – Michael P. O’Donnell, PhD, MBA, MPH
  • 20:06 – From the Field – “What flexible work arrangements does your organization have in place?”
  • 25:04 – Closing

Host

David W. Ballard, PsyD, MBA, Assistant Executive Director for Corporate Relations and Business Strategy, American Psychological Association (APA) and APA Practice Organization

Featured Interview

Michael P. O’Donnell, PhD, MBA, MPH, Founder and Editor in Chief, American Journal of Health Promotion and Director of Health and Wellness, Cleveland Clinic

Current Issues Discussant

Matthew J. Grawitch, PhD, Chair, Organizational Studies Program, School for Professional Studies, Saint Louis University

Additional Resources

"As a result of our focus on creating a good working environment, ARUP has enjoyed high morale and productivity, low turnover and absenteeism, enhanced recruitment and retention, and positive customer relations."

Carl R. Kjeldsberg, M.D.
CEO and Chairmain of the Board
ARUP Laboratories, Past Winner, Utah