Programme PGP Term VI Academic Year 2021-22

Course title Mental Health, Wellbeing and Sustainable HRM Area Human Resource Management Credits 1.00

Prof. Neha Tripathi

Course Description & Objectives
“Since 1995, the percentage of Johnson & Johnson employees who smoke has dropped by more than two-thirds. The number who have high blood pressure or who are physically inactive also has declined—by more than half. That’s great, obviously, but should it matter to managers? Well, it turns out that a comprehensive, strategically designed investment in employees’ social, mental, and physical health pays off. J&J’s leaders estimate that wellness programs have cumulatively saved the company $250 million on health care costs over the past decade; from 2002 to 2008, the return was $2.71 for every dollar spent.”
                                                                                                                       - Leonard L. Berry, Ann M. Mirabito, and William B. Baun

In today’s dynamic and competitive work environment, mental health and wellbeing is one of the major expressive concerns from the HR professional and employees alike. While mental health has been of utmost relevance to HRM from the very inception of the organizations, changing landscapes of work design owing to recent developments due to pandemic, enabled workplaces to exhibit a surge in mental health and wellbeing related issues at work. Mental health and wellbeing have become an integral aspect of futuristic post pandemic HR system. This module aims to address timely topics on mental health and provide through-provoking insights to the professional and practitioners embedding welling as a core of sustainable HRM.

  •  Develops understanding of the advanced concepts on sustainable HRM and the systems of mental health and wellbeing in organizations.
  • Provides insights about core concepts and contemporary issues for HR professional in organizations and how HR initiatives and programs can recognize, understand and help organizational incumbents to sustain their wellbeing and mental health at work, thus, build unique capability aiding to competitive advantage of the organisations.
  • Provides insights on advanced topics from the core modules in HRM on mental health and wellbeing to leverage recommended and best HRM practices and initiatives in the organizations.

  • The case method supplemented by presentations, and virtual/physical class activities.
  • Two guest lectures by subject-matter-experts in the academia/industry.
  • The course will be delivered physical/online (to be decided).