Being at Surrey was one of the best experiences of my life and when I think about my time in the university a big smile always crosses my face.
Monday 12 Dec. 2016
There is inconsistent evidence that deliberate attempts to improve job design also realise improvements in well-being. We investigated the role of other employment practices, either as instruments for job redesign or as instruments for augmenting the effects of job redesign. Our primary outcome was well-being. We also considered performance as an outcome. We reviewed 33 studies of interventions to examine whether job redesign is facilitated by the presence of other employment practices. We found five classes of intervention: training workers to improve their own jobs; training managers in job redesign; participatory approaches to job redesign; training coupled with job redesign; system wide approaches that simultaneously enhance job design and a range of other employment practices. The studies reviewed also indicated a number of factors associated with the successful implementation of interventions.
Kevin Daniels is Professor of Organizational Behaviour in the Employment Systems and Institutions Group, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia and the lead for the Work, Learning and Wellbeing evidence programme for the What Works for Wellbeing Centre. Kevin’s areas of interest are work related wellbeing, health and safety. Kevin has led projects funded by Economic and Social Research Council, Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the Health and Safety Executive amongst others. He is Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, and has held or holds editorial positions at British Journal of Management, Human Relations and Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.
Dr Michèle Birtel has lead a team with members from all Faculties, Human Resources, and Equality and Diversity to design a workshop on career advancement and development of women. She and her team have been awarded a Gender Programme Workshop Grant (£1000) by the Association of Commonwealth Universities for the University of Surrey. The workshops will be run in spring 2017.
Dr Michèle Birtel, firstname.lastname@example.org
Researchers from the University of Surrey have found dieters who eat ‘on the go’ may increase their food intake later in the day which could lead to weight gain and obesity.
A team of researchers led by the University of Surrey, has found that front of package nutrition labels can enable consumers to make healthier food choices.
A study published recently in the journal Psychology and Health has found that jetlag in long-haul cabin crew is alleviated when meal times are regulated on their days off.
Dr Bob Patton examines the evidence behind the UK’s new alcohol guidelines that advise that men and women shouldn’t drink more than 14 units of alcohol a week.
Why does Professor Jane Ogden collaborate with her undergraduate and postgraduate students on psychology research projects?