Kimberly Scott authors "Eight Ps of Healthy Workplace Design"

Kimberly Scott authors "Eight Ps of Healthy Workplace Design"

“The Eight Ps of Healthy Workplace Design” by MSLOC Director and Assistant Professor Kimberly S. Scott was released in April as a chapter in the Encyclopedia of Human Resource Management (Volume 3), Critical Issues in Human Resources. Pfeiffer publishes the encyclopedia.

Scott’s research interests focus on improving workplace environments and practices that foster employee wellness, learning and success; the relationships between organizational practices and individual engagement and well-being; the transitions of individuals into leadership roles and how learning techniques can be designed to accelerate leadership development.

In her “Eight Ps” chapter, Scott shares research insights designed to guide HR practitioners in shaping workplaces that promote the physical and psychological health of employees while fostering exceptional performance and value creation for the organization.

The Eight Ps include: people, place, policy, practice, pay, positivity, progression and passion.

“Although many HR leaders continue to struggle in their efforts to be perceived as capable ‘strategic architects’” Scott writes, “a growing number of resources and evidence now exists to help HR executives connect the human side of organizations to business strategy.”

"The Eight P Healthy Workplace Design Mix is one more resource that can help leaders create the blueprints needed to be effective strategic architects. By evaluating and making adjustments to HR policies, procedures and practices related to each P in the model, HR practitioners can contribute to value creation and work with business leaders to transform their organizations, taking one more step toward being recognized as strategic business partners.”

Excerpt Used with permission from the publisher, Pfeiffer, A Wiley Imprint, copyright 2012

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