This paper is an examination of workplace culture, specifically detailing the characteristics of a healthy workplace culture, dangers of an unhealthy workplace culture, benefits of creating a healthy workplace culture and the strategies available to help make this possible. Also detailed is how a healthy workplace culture leads to increased productivity, as well as improved individual and group well-being for employees.

This paper examines several academic journal articles on a variety of topics related to workplace culture including Emotional Intelligence, Workplace Health Promotion Programs and presenteeism, as well as co-worker dialogues as a strategy for promoting health, personal development and empowering the development of culture in the workplace. Each of these topics is critical in understanding the dynamics of a workplace culture, and all are detailed in this paper, providing insight into what a healthy culture looks like, and how that can be achieved.

Conclusions detailed in this paper as a result of these studies and the available research suggest that as the health of a workplace culture increases, so too does the productivity and well-being of the employees within the culture. This is driven by factors such as strong leadership, organizational trust, personal meaning, comprehensive benefits and incentives, and workplace safety.

Keywords: Emotional Intelligence, Workplace Health Promotion (WHP), Co-worker dialogue (CWD), presenteeism, work-life balance

Year Manuscript Completed

Summer 2019

Senior Project Advisor

Mr. George Barton

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Integrated Studies Degree

Field of Study

Commerce & Leadership

Document Type