Improving Performance Among Health Care Professionals: Job Crafting and Decision Making (IMPROV)
May 17th, 2010 - May 17th, 2014
This project explores the impact of job demands (e.g., work pressure, predictability) and job resources (e.g., autonomy, social support) and individual work engagement (e.g., positive, fulfilling work-related frame of mind) on the performance of health-care professionals, while also examining the role of job crafting (e.g., adjustments to tasks/relational work boundaries by increasing job demands/resources or decreasing demands) as a general work strategy and specific decision-making (e.g., analytical and/or intuitive) task strategies. Decision-making can be seen as the specific task strategies that guide health-care professionals in making on the job decisions at a specific moment in time. Additionally, we focus on, job crafting, as the behavior that shapes either the task and/or relational boundaries of the job either physically or cognitively. Job crafting can be seen as a more general work strategy that health-care professionals use to make their jobs more meaningful and significant. Job crafting is expected to be somewhat stable and the adjustments maybe long-lasting, which can affect various aspects of health-care professionals’ work life. On the other hand, decision-making is expected to be more sporadic and ever-changing since it is based on particular situations that are never the same but can be similar. The aim of this research is to expand knowledge around specific decision-making strategies by cross-culturally/longitudinally investigating its antecedents and consequences, while focusing specifically on the relationships between job demands/resources, work engagement, job crafting, decision-making and performance. Three studies will be conducted among health-care professionals (i.e., doctors/nurses in the US/ NL) that will result in at least four papers.
· Gordon, H. J., Demerouti, E., Bipp, T., & Le Blanc, P. M. (2015). The job demands and resources decision making (JD-R-DM) model. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24(1), 44-58. DOI: 10.1080/1359432X.2013.842901
· Gordon, H. J., Demerouti, E., Le Blanc, P. M., & Bipp, T. (2015). Job crafting and performance of Dutch and American health care professionals. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 14(4), 192-202. DOI: 10.1027/1866-5888/a000138
· Gordon, H. J. Craft your job! : improving well-being, decision making, and performance in healthcare. Thesis (2015)
Prof.dr. E. Demerouti, dr. P.M. le Blanc