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Work, Stress and Health Conference 2019

Multiple researchers from the Center will be presenting at the upcoming American Psychological Association's 13th International Conference on Occupational Stress and Health, "Work, Stress and Health 2019: What Does the Future Hold?," in Philadelphia, PA, on November 6-9, 2019. This conference is organized by the American Psychological Association, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Society for Occupational Health Psychology.

The 2019 conference will give special attention to the workplace of the future. Just what does the future hold for employers and for workers? As the world copes with growing economic, political, environmental and social changes, what can organizations do to sustain the health and productivity of their workers? How do we design and manage organizations to accommodate the needs and use the skills of a changing workforce? As how we work evolves, technology continues to advance at a rapid pace and gives rise to new forms of work arrangements, including gig work, remote teams, and working alongside or in support of automated processes. How will these new work arrangements and other technological developments change our jobs and workplaces?

Healthy work not only helps employees meet their basic need for income, but also provides opportunities for skill development, meaningful experiences, and social connections. What are the positive aspects of work that can be leveraged to promote safety, health, and well-being for all workers, and how will those aspects of work contribute to organizational effectiveness?

More information about specific Center presentations to follow.