Anya Piotrowski, Ph.D. is a 2023 graduate of the PHD Program in Leadership and Change at Antioch University.
Anya Piotrowski at her Dissertation Defense.
From L-R: Dr. Mitch Kusy, Committee Member, Dr. Amy Lesen, Committee Chair, Dr. Heather M. Zoller, Committee Member.
- Amy Lesen, Ph.D., Committee Chair
- Mitch Kusy, Ph.D., Committee Member
- Heather M. Zollen, Ph.D., Committee Member
wellness, workplace health promotion, Landscaping Wellness Model, worker well-being, participatory action research, start-up organizations, remote organizations
This study contributes to a body of scholarship that demonstrates the benefits and need of employee-driven and defined wellness at work processes. This participatory action research study brought together a team of employees within a remote-work, start-up organization to define and design a process for implementing wellness at work for their organization. Through a participatory process that allowed outcomes to emerge from the group, employees identified opportunities to foster embodied wellness in their organization in three core areas: organizational, personal, and cross-boundary initiatives. Through a reflective collaboration, employees generated ideas and developed a plan to address employee-identified priorities that will foster wellness in their organization. What emerged from the process is a model for participatory health meaning-making called the Landscaping Wellness model that future practitioners and scholars may utilize to facilitate storytelling, idea generation, and planning processes for worker-defined wellness, thus honoring the nuanced and complex nature of wellness itself. This dissertation is available in open access at AURA (https://aura.antioch.edu/) and OhioLINK ETD Center (https://etd.ohiolink.edu).
Piotrowski, A. H. (2023). Landscaping Wellness at Work: A Participatory Model for Worker-Centered Health. https://aura.antioch.edu/etds/983
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