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Developing individual and organisational work-life balance strategies to improve employee health and wellbeing

Purpose Work-life balance (WLB) is an issue of focus for organisations and individuals because individuals benefit from having better health and wellbeing when they have WLB and this, in turn, impacts on organisational productivity and performance. The purpose of this paper is to explore relevant WLB factors contributing to employee health and wellbeing, and to […]

How to design jobs for relatively older workers in order to foster their innovative work behavior?

Purpose Integrating the lifespan perspectives on job design and creativity/innovation, the purpose of this paper is to examine the moderating role of chronological age in the relationship between cognitive job demands (i.e. job complexity and job innovation requirements) and individual innovative work behavior (IWB). Design/methodology/approach Multilevel regression analyses are employed to analyze survey data of […]

Injunctive safety norms, young worker risk-taking behaviors, and workplace injuries

Injunctive safety norms (ISNs) refer to perceptions of others’ expectations of one’s safety-related conduct. Drawing on a sample of Canadian young workers (n = 11,986; M age = 17.90 years; 55% males), we study the relationships among four sources of non-work-related (i.e., parents, siblings, friends, teachers), two sources of work-related (i.e., supervisors, co-workers) ISNs, young […]

Creative and deserving: Digital workers’ transformation of subjective into objective creativity

This paper explores the process of obtaining creative outputs from digital workers. Specifically, we are interested in unraveling the process of transforming self-perceptions of creativity into objective other-rated creative outputs in the digital setting of crowdwork. In addition to focusing on the explanatory mechanism of creative self-efficacy, we further delve into the boundary condition related […]

Creativity, Learning and Technology: Opportunities, Challenges and New Horizons

This special edition is dedicated to the complex relationship between creativity, learning, and technology. In the present editorial, we consider this complexity in light of the papers included in this special issue, by summarizing their main ideas and connecting them to bigger questions surrounding the impact of technology on creativity and learning. Some of the […]

How to foster innovation and small firm growth in technological turbulence?

The main objective of the paper is to address the question of how to foster innovation and small firm growth under different levels of technological turbulence. Specifically, the paper examines the relationship among risk-taking, arising from different levels of technological turbulence, flow experience, innovation and small firm growth (i.e. market share and ROI growth). The […]

Humanizing Digital Mental Health through Social Media

As the lives of young people expand further into digital spaces, our understandings of their expressions and language on social media become more consequential for providing individualized and applicable mental health resources. This holds true for young people exposed to high rates of community violence who may also lack access to health resources offline. Social […]

How did industrial revolutions change the nature of organization design evolutionary across different levels of analysis?

Technological development creates technological imperative for organisations. The most recent is dedicated to digital technologies with a strong influence on the way of managing and organising. To gain a better understanding of the latest business practice, the authors use a multilevel perspective and apply the historical analysis method. Specifically, this chapter explores organisational design (OD) […]

Talent management: context matters

There is little doubt that the attraction, development, and retention of talent are nowadays one of the most critical challenges faced by companies worldwide. Despite the increasing scholarly attention during the last years many questions remain, particularly, those related to how (and why) talent management (TM) is conceived, implemented and developed within organizations, not to […]