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Well-Being in the Workplace: Governance and Sustainability Insights to Promote Workplace Health


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: Exploring Well-Being and HRM Research Terrain

  3. The Employment Relationship: Stress, Mental Health, Limited Resources, Work-Life-Balance and Well-Being in the Workplace

  4. Well-Being at Work in the New Public Management Environment

  5. Striving Towards Promoting Healthy, Respectful and ‘WELL’ Organizations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369

About this book


This book is intended for human resources management academics, researchers, students, organizational leaders and managers, HR Practitioners, and those responsible for helping support employees in the 21st-century workplace. It offers a path forward to create an environment that will not only build a healthier workplace by providing appropriate and effective well-being interventions but also offers solutions to manage multi-generational and ‘holistic’ employees within the employment relationship.  

The book describes the factors that promote healthy and WELL organizations and introduces concepts and strategies to reduce workplace stress and mental health issues and improve workplace well-being toward sustained organizational success. Employers that embrace the corporate responsibility of promoting the health and well-being of multi-generational, holistic employees will reap cost savings, employee engagement, and productivity advantages, as well as a healthier and more productive workforce. 


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.My Work & Well-Being Consulting Inc.,Prince GeorgeCanada

About the authors

Dr. Nicole Cvenkel (nee Baptiste) has many years’ experience working in both the public and private sectors. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Lincoln, an M.B.A., from London Metropolitan University, an M.Sc. in Research Methods and Business Management from Manchester Metropolitan University, and a Ph.D. in Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour from Roehampton University. Nicole’s Ph.D. focused on employees’ perspectives and reactions to HRM practices, the quality of working life, line management leadership, and well-being at work in the public sector. 

Dr. Cvenkel has worked as an Associate Professor in the field of Human Resources Management and Organizational Behaviour at various universities, including in the UK and Canada. She has published her research in academic journals and publications, and was an Associate Regional Director at the College of New Caledonia, in British Columbia, Canada. She also worked as the Dean of Business at the University College of the North in Manitoba, Canada. Nicole has vast experience working as an HR, Workplace Well-being, and Management Strategic Leader for diverse organizations. 

She is a leadership associate of the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) of Canada, and is also a member of the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada (SWAAC); an Associate Professional member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD); a fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the UK; a research fellow of the Northern Leadership Academy of the UK; a member of the Chartered Management Institute; a certified coach, trainer, and speaker with the John Maxwell Leadership Team of Coaches; and is an affiliate of the Workplace Bullying Institute University (WBI). 

Nicole has also worked as a senior consultant for a number of First Nations and private organizations in Canada. She is the founder and CEO of ‘My Work & Well-Being Consulting Inc.’ and since 2015 has partnered with a variety of organizational leaders toward building capacity, strategic planning, employee engagement, workplace well-being and organizational health, productivity and sustainability. 

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Well-Being in the Workplace: Governance and Sustainability Insights to Promote Workplace Health
  • Authors Nicole Cvenkel
  • Series Title Approaches to Global Sustainability, Markets, and Governance
  • Series Abbreviated Title Approaches to Global Sustainability, Markets, and Governance
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-15-3618-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-15-3621-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-15-3619-9
  • Series ISSN 2520-8772
  • Series E-ISSN 2520-8780
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVIII, 462
  • Number of Illustrations 22 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Employee Health and Wellbeing
    Sustainability Management
    Corporate Governance
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