Health in the workplace
The health management's goals at the University of Stuttgart are as simple as they are ambitious. We want to reduce any adverse health effects and increase the protective healthcare resources available.
Successful health management is based on core values. Active participation, mutual respect, respectful communication and openness to new ideas are what shape our understanding of the work we do, and so form the basis for creating a healthy and trusting corporate culture.
Individual actions can be helpful parts of the puzzle in creating a healthy university. However, if health is to become a long-term issue, the health-related consequences must be taken into consideration in every decision made. Internal and external networking and transparent health reporting [de] are important building blocks for us, which contribute towards our joint success.
Key focus areas of Health Management
We want to use the operational integration management [de] program to support employees in their rehabilitation after frequent or longer illnesses. The aim is to maintain, improve and restore employees’ capacity for work, as well as to use preventative measures to stop problems which may prevent employees from being able to work from reoccurring.
Addiction in working life doesn’t just affect employees who are chronic addicts or at particular risk of becoming addicted. Their supervisors and colleagues also need support and advice on how to deal with addiction. Help in dealing with and preventing addiction [de] is an established component of health promotion at the University of Stuttgart.
Conflict management can be required and can make sense when difficult situations and conflicts can no longer be resolved between the employees themselves. Through working together with a pool of different external experts, we provide the appropriate consultation or mediation to employees and managers at the University of Stuttgart. The staff, management and team consultation service [de] at the University of Stuttgart offers confidential support for various different concerns.
Alongside preventative offers related to stress management and mental health, such as attention training or educational programs, there is also the option of seeking advice from the Health Management team regarding a mental health risk assessment or suicide prevention.
Foresight can save lives. Every two years, the University of Stuttgart gives its employees the option of a free colon cancer screening. The immunological rapid test is sent to your home and is examined by an external laboratory. The university is not told who has ordered a test, nor is it informed of individual test results.
Corporate Health Award
In 2015, the Health Management team was rewarded with the special “Healthy University” honor at the national Corporate Health Awards.