The American Psychological Association’s 2013 Work and Well-Being Conference in Chicago made me wonder. What if there was a way to tip the scales from workplaces being primary sources of stress to workplaces providing knowledge and skills to overcome life stressors, whether the stressors originate in the workplace or elsewhere?
On June 28th in Chicago, I had the privilege to attend the Work & Well-Being Conference by APA’s Psychologically Healthy Workplace Program. Engaging speakers offered different perspectives on this broad but increasingly relevant topic. Discussions ranged from the macro level: an examination of wellness programs implemented by organizations across the nation to the micro level: recommendations for individuals to deal successfully with stress.