Jueves 4 de Octubre de 2018. 18,00 horas
CONFERENCIA DE APERTURA DEL CONGRESO
Improving employee well-being and functioning at work: The use of bottom-up approaches
Work engagement and burnout represent two indicators of work-related well-being that are important for employee functioning, including task and contextual performance. Engaged employees are generally found in jobs high on job resources, whereas burned-out employees seem to hold jobs high on job demands and low on job resources. The critical question is how work engagement can be stimulated and burnout be avoided. Next to top-down interventions, bottom-up approaches are proposed to be effective in stimulating work engagement and reducing burnout. Job crafting, i.e. the adjustments that individuals make in their job demands and resources to make work more meaningful and fit their preferences, is suggested to represent a means to improve employee well-being. Evidence from longitudinal and diary studies as well as field experiments will be presented.
Prof. Dr. Evangelia Demerouti
Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands.
Sábado 6 de Octubre de 2018. 19,00 horas
CONFERENCIA DE CLAUSURA DEL CONGRESO
How Power Affects Thought and Action: Energizing and Seeking Salient Goals
I will discuss research supporting the notion that power activates a specific type of approach motivation – that associated with action and goal seeking. Power energizes people, increases eagerness, and working to obtain one’s aims and desires. These effects can be seen in response to any salient goals triggered by the predispositions of the person by work tasks or by opportunities.
Prof. Ana Guinote PhD
University College London