John Heap, President of WCPS, gave a presentation on “The Impact of Psychosocial Factors on Productivity” at a European seminar in Vicenza, Italy hosted by the Centro Produttivita Veneto. September 2014. The seminar was chaired by Anil Yilmaz, from Turkey, a member of the Board of WCPS.

John made the point that there is very little peer-reviewed research that establishes any direct causal relationship between the way in which an organization addresses the psychosocial well-being of its workforce and the performance of the organization.  John went on to to identify the (positive) performance impact of psychosocial factors – but based on his personal experience rather than on firm ‘evidence’.