Employee Well-being and Sustainable Development: Can Occupational Stress Play Spoilsport

Dobre samopoczucie pracowników i zrównoważony rozwój: negatywna rola stresu zawodowego

Vikash Thakur*, Govind Swaroop Pathak

Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of Technology (ISM),
Dhanbad, Jharkhand, India
*E-mail (Corresponding Author): vikashthakurcse@gmail.com


This study examines the notion of sustainable development in corporate organizations and argues that businesses’ adoption of systems/standards to support their sustainable development practices improves employee health and
well-being in significant ways. Additionally, the paper analyses the effect of continual or progressive stress that employees face due to their job obligations, circumstances, surroundings, or other workplace pressures and how this affects the organization’s sustainability. Given the growing importance of occupational stress due to technological innovations and global economic progress, it has developed into a worldwide sustainability concern, affecting professionals and all types of employees. Additionally, this study proposes a framework for implementing an integrated management systems (IMS) approach centered on the iterative implementation of sustainable development practices to promote employee health and well-being and minimize workplace demands. Further, the significance of studies exploring the relationship between a company’s sustainable development policies, its employees’ health, and well-being are explored, and future research direction was discussed.

Key words: sustainable development, well-being, occupational stress, job demands

Słowa kluczowe: zrównoważony rozwój, dobrostan, stres zawodowy, wymagania pracy

Problemy Ekorozwoju 18(1)2023: 188-198

DOI: 10.35784/pe.2023.1.20

Submitted: 15.09.22, accepted: 7.11.22, published on-line: 1.01.23