Wellbeing as a business framework

Dr Paul Litchfield will discuss how we might create a work culture that encourages people to flourish

Public Lecture Series - Dr Paul Litchfield

October 2016

This lecture was organised as part of Victoria’s broader research programme to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities.

Workplace wellbeing has traditionally focused on minimising physical hazards to workers, but is this approach adequate, given the changing nature of work in the modern world? There is a strong argument for a fundamental change in the way we think about workplace wellbeing: rather than simply seeking to avoid injury or ill health in the workplace, we need to think about actively increasing the wellbeing of workers.

Dr Paul Litchfield is chief medical officer for British Telecom and an adviser to the British Government.