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posted by Joanne Abbey, Mar 03, 2015
Health and wellbeing are not the same. Health is determined objectively, by scientific measurements, while wellbeing is purely subjective. Joanne Abbey explores what this means at the workplace.
Interest in wellbeing has spawned many claims about its causes and outcomes. Recently, the UK ‘What Works Centre for Wellbeing’ was set up to focus on policy and delivery of interventions to improve wellbeing. Australian private and public sector employers are also keen to improve wellbeing with hopes of personal performance and workplace productivity gains.
I call wellbeing in work settings ‘work wellbeing’ to differentiate it from other contexts like schools or communities. Work wellbeing is more complex and wide-ranging than is generally assumed. It’s distinctively different, yet also similar, across workplaces.
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