Are healthy workplaces innovative? How workplace health management can help launching workplace innovation
AbstractBased on a review of existing literature and studies, the author explores the synergies between workplace innovation and workplace health management. The object of investigation is the overlap between workplace health management and workplace innovation with a hybrid primary focus on concurrent improvement of organisational performance and quality of working life. The review provides an insight into which internal and external elements play a decisive role in the process towards better performance and quality of working life. The author clarifies how workplace health management and workplace innovation share common ground with respect to the salutogenic quality of an organisational system. Moreover, he suggests a model to conceptually distinguish workplace health management and workplace innovation with regard to the specific focus. Finally, the comparison points to opportunities how the two concepts can reinforce each other.
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