Fostering Workplace Well-Being

Steve Semelsberger
Oct 27, 2017 · 2 min read
Life@Work 2017 conference, image courtesy of Live Grey

On October 17, 2017 I gave a short talk at the Life@Work conference run by my friends at Live Grey. My goal was to highlight a selection of scientists who are helping us better understand how we can develop well-being skills—both for ourselves and for the organizations we serve.

Fundamentally, I believe that we are entering a new chapter with the potential for increased workplace well-being. Concepts that are often grounded in wisdom traditions and philosophical practices are increasingly tested by a combination of prolific scientists and bold practitioners.

With the downloadable PDF below, I highlight 13 of my favorite scientists—and guide you to sources to go deeper into their work. Some, you may know: like Martin Seligman and Carol Dweck. Others, you might not be familiar with: like Richard Davidson and Todd Rose. As a bonus, I link to a few of my favorite business practitioners: HR and executive leaders who are diligently pursuing efforts to help make our workplaces great.

Hope that you enjoy. I’d love to hear what you think. And please share some of your favorite scientists and practitioners too!

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