Harvard Crimson | HSPH Researchers Explore Pandemic’s Impact on Employee Well-Being

The following article was featured in the Harvard Crimson.   Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have found connections between disrupted workplace relationships and emerging mental health issues during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent study. The study — which was conducted by HSPH’s Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise program — may help guide employers and policy makers in boosting employee well-being while working remotely. Dorota…

The Great Indoors | Designing for Social Connectedness in the Time of COVID

In the midst of these uncertain times, businesses across the globe are looking for new ways to support employee wellbeing and maintain social connectivity in both virtual and physical environments.  In an interview with Tarkett, a sustainable design company, SHINE’s Executive Director, Eileen McNeely shares about the opportunities that companies have to tackle well-being of their employees from a multi-dimensional point of view. Q) Please can you tell us more…

New Paper on Ill Health and Distraction at Work

A new paper titled Ill health and distraction at work. Costs and drivers for productivity loss and authored by Piotr Bialowolski, Eileen McNeely, and Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska of SHINE and Tyler J. VanderWeele of the Human Flourishing Program at Harvard University, estimates the cost of inefficiencies at work with emphasis on their internal causes, i.e., sick-related absenteeism and distraction at work. Employer-sponsored health insurance is the most widely spread form of…