Maggie van den Heuvel, Assistant Professor in Work & Organisational Psychology at the University of Amsterdam presents her paper on Interventions to boost Employee Health & Well-being in Turbulent Times.
Employees are exposed to ongoing changes and challenges due work intensification, digitalization and new ways of organizing. Therefore, the need for interventions to keep organizations and employees healthy and resilient is as relevant as ever. New ways of working bring new challenges. For example, (self-) managing work load, healthy work-life boundaries and maintaining focus while exposed to an ongoing stream of information via technology. Besides organizational level, top-down interventions such as job re-design, individual level, bottom-up interventions such as job crafting and mindfulness, are promising in supporting employee health and well being during change.
In this interactive presentation, Maggie will discuss recent findings on individual level interventions at work, specifically job crafting and mindfulness at work. Also, she will share theoretical and practical insights from 7 years of running job crafting training and research in the workplace. Finally, she will discuss some key questions as well as future plans for interventions to support employees and organizations as we move towards the fourth industrial revolution.