This episode features an interview with Dr. Judd Allen. Judd earned his Ph.D. in Community Psychology from New York University and has been President of the Human Resources Institute for more than 30 years. Dr. Allen discusses social climate research on health and organizational performance. He also provides a case study of social climate and its implications.
This episode is about fostering a sense of community. A sense of community exists when people feel like they belong, trust one another, help one another, and get to know one another. Where people don’t get along and feel disconnected, well-being suffers. Organizational policies and procedures can be designed to enhance community. Well-being programs have played an important role.
This episode is about fostering a shared vision. A shared vision exists when people are excited about the direction of their workgroups and organizations. With a shared vision people are inspired and see how they are working together to achieve common purposes. The well-being initiative should be aligned with the vision of the workgroup or organization. Organizational policies and procedures should be aligned so that they are consistent with the vision.