Sustaining human resource via aesthetic practices

Rohan Crichton, Paul Shrivastava

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Organizational stress is crippling employees and majorly impacting organizations. Human resource sustainability, that is the health and wellbeing of the workers, is now more than ever in critical focus. Through connecting the human resource management, organizational sustainability, aesthetics, and psychology literature as well as through several case studies of organizational aesthetic best practices our paper proposes a solution to mitigate organizational stress. Our findings suggest that organizational aesthetic practices integrated with sensory and emotional knowledge can mitigate work stress. The value add of this study reaches beyond the confines of traditional worker health and wellness studies, where employee health and wellness are normally sought after for the purpose of benefiting the organization. Instead, our approach is focussed on human sustainability for the purpose of generating more life and discovering one's potential within the scope of multiple dimensions of life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)718-726
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Cleaner Production
StatePublished - Jun 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Strategy and Management
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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