The Harvard Chan SHINE initiative on well-being through work has published new research in “A Handbook of Theories on Designing Alignment Between People and the Office Environment,” which focuses on the employee as a user of the work environment and seeks to address the very fragmented academic study of workplace design and management.

The book, edited by Rianne Appel-Meulenbroek of Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands, and Vitalija Danivska of Aalto University, Finland, aims to open up a theoretical and practical discussion across multiple theories from different fields of studies so that insights on workplace management and effects of workplace design on employees can reach workplace researchers in academia as well as workplace managers in industry.

SHINE’s Eileen McNeely, Dorota Weziak-Bialowolska and Piotr Bialowolski, along with Michael Roskams of Sheffield Hallam University, contributed “Job Demands-Resources Model: Its Applicability to the Workplace Environment and Human Flourishing,” which examines the Job Demands-Resources (JD-R) model or environmental demands-resources (ED-R) model and how the model can be used to support a health-promoting approach to well-being in the workplace.

Available through Open Access, the chapter “Job Demands-Resources Model: Its Applicability to the Workplace Environment and Human Flourishing” can be downloaded here and the book “A Handbook of Theories on Designing Alignment Between People and the Office Environment” can be downloaded here.

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