Jane Dutton, Monica Worline interviewed for HBS article about mental health in the workplace

September 1, 2019

Jane Dutton and Monica Worline spoke with the author of the Harvard Business Review articleWhat Wellness Programs Don’t Do for Workers” about wellness programs and mental health in workplaces.

“Leaders can say that they value mental health because maybe they really do want to value it,” Worline told the author. “But they often don’t know what to do other than saying that, so it can seem like they’re just giving it lip-service.”

Dutton goes on to explain how flexible workplace policies allow employees to decide how to best support their own mental health by deciding when and where work can happen.

Dutton is a co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizations and the Robert L. Kahn Distinguished University Emerita Professor of Business Administration and Psychology at the University of Michigan. Worline is a faculty affiliate of the Center, founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, and research scientist at the Center for Compassion and Altruism at Stanford University.