The future of work design

Job crafting allows individual workers to initiate changes in their job design such that the job fits the employee throughout the career. We study job crafting from a contemporary perspective, by focusing on the effects of non-traditional employment arrangements (e.g., fixed-contracts, self-employment, and temporary agency work) on motivation, proactive work behaviours, work engagement, employability, and career development. In our studies, we adopt a multilevel perspective, for example, by studying topics related to interpersonal dynamics in teams.

Recent key publications:

  • Botke, J. A., Jansen, P. G., Khapova, S. N., & Tims, M. (2018). Work factors influencing the transfer stages of soft skills training: A literature review. Educational Research Review, 24, 130-147.
  • Breevaart, K., & Tims, M. (in press). Crafting social resources on days when you are emotionally exhausted: The role of job insecurity. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology.
  • Lazazzara, A., Tims, M., & de Gennaro, D. (in press). The process of reinventing a job: A meta–synthesis of qualitative job crafting research. Journal of Vocational Behavior.