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

"We have worked to create a culture that supports the nature and goals of our business. As importantly, we communicate our culture to associates, clients and prospects through many channels every day. This helps us align people with the goals of our business, and has contributed to our success with employee satisfaction and with company growth and profits."

Will Ruch
CEO and Managing Partner
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