APA Center for Organizational Excellence: Episode: May 2008

Resources for Employers

Good Company Podcast

Episode 5: "May 2008"

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Duration: 31:54

Episode 5

Bob Nelson, PhD


Why should your organization be concerned about work stress? In this episode, learn about the causes and consequences of workplace stress, as well as what you can do about it. Also, part two of our featured interview with employee recognition expert Dr. Bob Nelson and real-world examples of the training and development opportunities award-winning organizations offer their employees.


  • 00:00 – Opening
  • 01:43 – Featured Topic – Work Stress
  • 05:12 – Current Issues – Workplace stress interventions
  • 11:38 – Featured Interview (Part 2) – Bob Nelson, PhD
  • 26:58 – From the Field – “What training and development opportunities do your employees find most valuable?”
  • 30:39 – Closing


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

Featured Interview

Bob Nelson, PhD, Founder and President, Nelson Motivation, Inc.

Current Issues Discussant

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

Additional Resources

"Emory University is honored to have received this award. It personifies the 'contributory excellence' of Emory. We strive to be an employer committed to the good health and well-being of each member of the campus community."

Susie Lackey
Employee Council President
Emory University