I thoroughly enjoy traveling, especially internationally. I write this From the Editor after returning from a river cruise on the Danube River. We stopped in cities/towns in Germany, Austria and Hungry after spending a few days in Prague. Vienna and Budapest have been on my “bucket list” and I was delighted to check them off.
Traveling can enhance work life balance. I think you would agree that it can promote overall health since it keeps your mind alert, enhances creativity, reduces daily life stress (only if your luggage doesn’t go missing!), builds resilience, broadens your perspectives, and offers opportunities to meet new people and learn about different cultures. According the Framingham Heart Study, “women who vacationed only every six years or less were nearly eight times more likely to develop heart disease or have a heart attack compared to women who traveled at least twice a year”. Based on this study, I am already planning my next travel.
You don’t need to leave home to travel internationally by reading articles in this issue from authors in countries such as South-West Nigeria and Taiwan.
This issue of WORK contains two sections. The first section has three articles on the topic of technology in the workplace which was guest edited by Dr. Linda Miller and Dr. Lili Liu. My thanks are extended to Linda and Lili.
The other section includes 13 articles on assorted topics: workplace fatigue, room system manipulation in a nuclear power plant, musculoskeletal discomfort among dentists, and social capital and workplace bullying, which is our September 2017 Learn at WORK webinar topic.
As mentioned in previous issues of WORK, the 2017 Learn at WORK webinars continue to be well received. Here is the list of upcoming Learn at WORK webinars:
September 12, 2017 1-2pmEST
Presenter: Dr. Patricia Pihl
Title: Social capital and workplace bullying
October 19, 2017 1-2pmEST
Presenter: Dr. Julie Dorsey
Title: Re-evaluation of a LEED Platinum Building: Occupant experiences of health and comfort
November 15, 2017 1-2pmEST
Presenters: The Project Career team composed of: Dr. Phillip Rumrill, Dr. Deborah J. Hendricks, Eileen Elias, Dr. Karen Jacobs, Anne Leopold, Amanda Nardone, Elaine Sampson, Deborah Minton & Dr. Marcia Scherer.
Title: Perceived benefit of iPad apps among college students with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
December 13, 2017 1-2pmEST
Presenter: Dr. Bex (Rebecca) Twinley
Title: Woman-to-woman rape and sexual assault, and its impact upon the occupation of work: victim/survivors’ life roles of worker or student as disruptive and preservative
If you missed any Learn at WORK webinars, you can find the recordings at the Learn at WORK YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOJalCXvSg9fPHaFFs48PuQ
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As always, I welcome hearing from you; and I wish you meaningful travel experiences.
All my best,