Why we should stop measuring performance and well-being

Bal, Matthijs (2020) Why we should stop measuring performance and well-being. Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 64 (3). pp. 196-200. ISSN 0932-4089

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Why we should stop measuring performance and well-being
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In this essay, I argue that work and organizational psychology needs to move beyond measuring performance and well-being as the only outcomes relevant to our research. I outline the main difficulties with a narrow focus on performance and well-being, and argue that we need to broaden our scope of outcomes to stay relevant in a rapidly changing society. One example includes a dignity-paradigm, which postulates that there may be other outcomes in work and organizational psychology research which are relevant for both researchers, practitioners and society.

Keywords:work and organizational psychology, performance, well-being, Critique, Dignity
Subjects:N Business and Administrative studies > N200 Management studies
Divisions:Lincoln International Business School
ID Code:40140
Deposited On:05 Mar 2020 14:31

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