Workplace policy and management practices to improve the health of employees: Evidence Review 2

Hillage J, Holmes J, Rickard C, Marvell R, Taskila T, Bajorek Z, Bevan S, Brine J | NICE guidelines NG13 | National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) | Jun 2015

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This report is the second of a series evidence reviews. It reviews studies which examined the effectiveness of organisational interventions that aimed to support line managers to enhance the wellbeing of the people they managed.

This review includes evidence from 11 studies. Most of the studies found a positive effect on employee wellbeing from their intervention. The most common form of intervention involved training supervisors to improve the way they managed their employees and/or how to be more aware of their mental health condition and take appropriate action.

Other studies involved more complex changes to the way people worked, for example increasing employee involvement in solving workplace problems and how their jobs were organised.