APA Center for Organizational Excellence: Episode: February 2008

Resources for Employers

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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

"The most gratifying aspect of this award is the validation by outside experts who visit your workplace and conclude that routine practices are conducive to a psychologically positive environment. There is an enormous satisfaction in being told you are doing a lot of things right!"

Beth Taylerson
Human Resource Director
The Herald, Rock Hill, SC