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New Technologies and Organizational Health: How Changing Requirements of the Digital Workplace Compel Employers to Think About Workplace Health Promotion

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Organizational health refers to an enterprise’s ability to operate effectively, grow sustainably, and adapt smoothly to change and can also represent a competitive advantage. Hence, organizations that want to be healthy (and successful) are called upon to allocate resources to increase both employee engagement and employee well-being. By putting more attention and efforts toward determining employees’ concerns as well as the health and well-being of their staff, organizations are pushing themselves to be the best in the field and attract the best talents. The present investigation seeks to examine the extent to which employees’ work engagement and well-being are facilitated by their employers, further scrutinizing the impact of corporate measures on their work–life balance and health. Through semi-structured qualitative interviews with 20 employees from two European countries, the potentials and limits of both employee engagement and employee well-being are addressed. Results suggest that no fixed solution exists; rather, employer concern for health is perceived as an “add on.” In conclusion, study limitations and directions for future research are discussed.

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  • Digital workplace
  • Organizational health
  • Employee engagement
  • Workplace health promotion
  • Work–life balance

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Koinig, I., Diehl, S. (2022). New Technologies and Organizational Health: How Changing Requirements of the Digital Workplace Compel Employers to Think About Workplace Health Promotion. In: Karmasin, M., Diehl, S., Koinig, I. (eds) Media and Change Management. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-86680-8_8

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