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Workplaces Do Poor Job of Promoting Wellness, Study Finds

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More than 40 percent of adults polled say their job negatively affects their stress levels according to a new study conducted by NPR, Harvard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Only half of the study’s 1,600 participants say their workplaces offer wellness and health-improvement programs and among workers who work more than 50 hours a week, more than half do some work while on vacation. In this hour, we discuss the poll’s findings and what can be done to reduce workplace stress. Tell us: How have you made your job work for your health?

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Harvard Workplace and Health Poll (Mentioned on Air)

Guests:

Robert Blendon, professor of health policy and political analysis, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health & the Harvard Kennedy School; directed the Workplace and Health poll

Christine Carter, senior fellow, UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center; author, "The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work"

Marjorie Paloma, director, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Jeffrey Pfeffer, professor of organizational behavior, graduate school of business, Stanford University; author, "Leadership BS: Fixing Workplaces and Careers One Truth at a Time"

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