Healthy Work Environments

Among the multiple factors that condition our health, quality of life and/or well-being, our work life is undoubtedly one of the most relevant. Broadening current knowledge on what determines a healthy working environment and promoting its key ingredients will lead to an improvement in workers' quality of work life, well-being and health. But, evidence also shows that this knowledge is also key to the health of organizations, in terms of productivity, efficiency, resilience, etc. This line of research is aimed at analysing and promoting the individual, organizational and social factors that enhance healthy working environments, which ultimately contribute to employees' quality of work life and well-being.

Specific thesis projects offered inside of this line of research include the following:

Thesis Proposals

Researchers

Research Group

Promoting organizational resilience and competitiveness without forgetting employees wellbeing

Currently organizations must face multiple challenges to secure their competitiveness and survival in the current market. Hence, they adopt different measures. In this respect, organizational resilience, understood as the ability of an organization to anticipate, prepare for, respond and adapt to incremental change and sudden disruptions in order to survive and prosper, is vital. In other words, how organizations cope with external and internal different challenges and threats is key. However, we must take this into account without overlooking employees wellbeing, because organizations’ measures affect employees’ attitudes, behaviors and health. 

Hence, our research aims to advance the knowledge about organizational resilience and workers’ sustainable work well-being, understood as the combination of performance and job satisfaction over work life.

As you can see, we are working in several projects, but we are open to any innovative idea in the area. So we will be happy to hear about your ideas.

 

Dr Beatriz Sora

Dr Mihaela Enache

Dr Pilar Ficapal

Dr Sergi Fábregues

eHealth Lab

I2TIC

GenTIC

Organizational interventions to promote healthy work environments

Work is undoubtedly one of the most relevant factors that determine people’s health, quality of life and well-being. So, advancing knowledge and promoting the key factors that determine a healthy work environment not only leads to an improvement in workers’ quality of work life, well-being and health, but also it is key for the health of organizations (productivity, efficiency, resilience, etc.). 

In this vein, our research aims to develop organizational interventions via TIC in order to facilitate healthy work environments, and contribute to workers’ health, quality of work life and well-being.

As you can see, we are working in several projects, but we are open to any innovative idea in the area. So we will be happy to hear about your ideas.

 

 

Dr Beatriz Sora

Dr Mihaela Enache

Dr Pilar Ficapal

Dr Sergi Fábregues 

eHealth Lab

I2TIC

GenTIC

Stress in the workplace

People experience stress in their workplaces, understood as harmful physical and emotional responses that occur when the requirements of the job do not match the capabilities, resources, or needs of the worker. Although, multiple stressors can be identified in work, currently we can especially highligth three work stressors: 1. Job precariety and job insecurity (concern about the possibility of job loss); 2. Mobbing; and 3. Emotion work, understood as management of one’s own feelings.

In this vein, our research aims to study stress process in the workplace, examining different work stressors (i.e. job insecurity, mobbing or work emotion) as well as their potential determinants, consequences and coping strategies.

As you can see, we are working in several projects, but we are open to any innovative idea in the area. So we will be happy to hear about your ideas.

 

 

Dr Beatriz Sora

Dr Mihaela Enache

Dr Pilar Ficapal

Dr Sergi Fábregues 

eHealth Lab

I2TIC

GenTIC