Sociology and Anthropology Vol. 6(1), pp. 143 - 151
DOI: 10.13189/sa.2018.060113
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Wellbeing in Labor Market: A False Illusion

Capuzzo Fiorella Maria Bernadette *
Ufficio per il Difensore Regionale ed Altre Authority Regionali, Regional Council of Lombardy, Italy


Wellbeing at work is a basic goal of active labor market policies to reach a better productivity all over the world. The legislative decree n. 150/2009 has introduced in Italy a system of annual verification of the level of health and well-being of workers and employees in organizations of all sizes, of the evaluation system adopted and of the judgment expressed by the boss. It aims to know employees' opinions about the standard of health, wellness, relationship, evaluation system and management. This paper focuses on the perception concerning wellbeing at work in a public administration. According to the law a questionnaire with 82 items about self-confidence, health stress, discrimination, evaluation system and boss appraisal was distributed and employees should fill it up in an anonymous way. The search involved about 300 employees in a length of 2 years and it was considered a great opportunity to encourage a positive mood, to reinforce the institutional vision and mission of the public administration and to contrast corruption. The results were interesting as less than half of employees returned the filled form and all tested groups but the managers expressed a totally negative estimation. The author tries to investigate the reason why wellness is a false illusion in the Regional Council of Lombardy and to underline a possible solution.

Wellbeing, Labor Market, Transparency, Discrimination, Meritocracy, Corruption

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Capuzzo Fiorella Maria Bernadette . "Wellbeing in Labor Market: A False Illusion." Sociology and Anthropology 6.1 (2018) 143 - 151. doi: 10.13189/sa.2018.060113.