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I have been a workplace wellness consultant for 20+ years, including for Toronto Public Health, Public Health Agency of Canada, World Health Organization, consulting companies, etc.
I’d love to see high quality research that includes the biggest factors that impact employee health and ROI, namely interventions that have the largest positive impact (i.e. R.O.I for businesses and employees) on organizational culture.
That is, interventions that improve managers emotional intelligence skills and increase occupational health psychology outcomes (because: “individual health beliefs and practices are a very small contributor to a settings based health promotion approach” World Health Organization).
Jeff Faulkner RN, BScN, BPE
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