This book describes the causes of and methods to prevent states of exhaustion and burnout in professional contexts. It overviews a range of issues from human resource practices in commercial enterprises, to prevention of fatigue and preservation of the working individual's vital energy. The book also addresses new measurement and training methods stemming from the latest applications of biofeedback, testing and training methods, and heart rate variability research, and their application in companies' modern preventive management strategies, as well as in occupational and business psychotherapeutic practice. Approaching companies as social, living systems, prevention is discussed as a management tool in the corporate culture and as a strategic management decision. Selected case examples show the daily demands and challenges at the workplace and discuss work-life integration, on living and working "in flow," and on the various facets of working persons' energy. This book is suitable for a wide range of audiences including professionals implementing these tools and practices as well as graduate students studying these contexts.
Dr. Ingrid Pirker-Binder studied international business and education in Vienna and subsequently completed psychotherapeutic training in Existential Analysis and Logotherapy on the basis of the Viktor Frankl model. She attained further qualifications in value-oriented imagination (Böschemeyer, EMDR, bio/neurofeedback (aapb.org)) and completed her doctorate at Sigmund Freud University in Vienna. She is a sworn and judicially certified expert for psychotherapy. Her professional focus areas include workplace health management, management training and occupational and business psychotherapy. Dr. Pirker-Binder is a coach and expert for working capacity, while also serving as a business mediator and providing supervision services. She applies methods such as bio-neurofeedback and heart rate variability measurement and training as part of stress and prevention management. Dr. Pirker-Binder is also an educator and textbook author, and offers lectures, seminars and workshops.
Chapter 1. Prevention of Exhaustion of Human Resources in Workplace Health Management (Ingrid Pirker-Binder).- Chapter 2. Leadership from the Commercial Executive (Martin Reich).- Chapter 3. Work areas, concepts and methods or meaning oriented occupational and business psychotherapy (Ingrid Pirker-Binder).- Chapter 4. The Value Balance in Business® - Healthy Corporate Culture, Healthy Employees (Heinrich Anker).- Chapter 5. On Diagnosis and Development of a Health - Promoting Corporate Culture with the Value Balance in Business® (Heinrich Anker).