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Climato‐economic Niches of Employee Well‐Being

Evert Van De Vliert

in The Oxford Handbook of Organizational Well Being

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780199211913
Published online September 2009 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199211913.003.0021

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Business and Management C

Climato‐economic Niches of Employee Well‐Being

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This article tells a fairy tale of how humans cope with climate, use money to do so, and end up happy and healthy. It starts off with a brief overview of individual and cross-national differences in well-being and of their economic roots. At the lowest level, each employee adapts his or her own well-being to a mosaic of work conditions, group characteristics, and organizational circumstances, which is perhaps hardly shaped by climate and wealth. At the highest level, each nation's entire workforce adapts its well-being to the overarching climato-economic niche within which all work has to be performed. This article contains a discussion of climato-economic traces in organizations, which might well be generalizable to how the national workforce experiences life as a whole and well-being in organizations as a major part of it.

Keywords: well-being; economic roots; work conditions; group characteristics; organizational circumstances; climato-economic niche

Article.  7116 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management ; Human Resource Management ; Organizational Theory and Behaviour

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