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Mon, 12 Feb


Curtin Graduate School of Business

Morning Session #1: Reflection time: Tips and tricks to craft your job (or help others)

Facilitated by Professor Maria Tims, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Morning Session #1: Reflection time: Tips and tricks to craft your job (or help others)
Morning Session #1: Reflection time: Tips and tricks to craft your job (or help others)

Time & Location

12 Feb 2024, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm AWST

Curtin Graduate School of Business, 78 Murray St, Perth WA 6000, Australia

About the workshop

Register to attend the pre-conference workshop here:

This workshop is relevant for you if you like to energize the experience of work and/or improve well-being and performance, for yourself or others.

At work, we are likely to face deadlines, meetings, internal conflicts, emotions, and - hopefully - also friendships and successes. People are giving their best efforts while managing work with other roles, such as in family life and with friends and sports. We often acknowledge that daily routines and demands tend to run our (work) lives.

In order to ‘reinvent our work’, it is required to detach and reflect. This conference provides such a break away from the everyday-life. So let’s use this chance to reflect on work, on personal strengths, and their combination to identify where your job crafting opportunities await!

In this workshop, we’ll explore how you currently navigate these challenges and how it has played out for you. Next, we’ll focus on identifying the space and opportunities that still lie ahead. What can be improved or done differently, so you can continue to derive energy and satisfaction from your work? And how can you do this for others?

After all, when you are at your best, it's not only beneficial for yourself but also important for your clients/colleagues, and even your family and friends.

What will the workshop cover?

By attending this workshop you will learn about job crafting and work with exercises to:

  1. Reflect on your current work design
  2. Reflect on your unique talents, strengths, and ambitions
  3. Gain insights into how your work aligns with your strengths
  4. Create job crafting opportunities for yourself
  5. Learn to become a job crafting advocate for others

Who should attend?

This workshop is relevant for all who work and want to know how to optimize their experience of work to improve well-being and performance. You will leave with a number of insights, exercises, and reflection questions that help you to monitor job crafting needs and opportunities for yourself or to share with others.

About the facilitator

Maria Tims

Is full professor at the department of Management and Organization, section HRM and OB, at the School of Business and Economics of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She serves as the Director of Doctoral Education at the Amsterdam Business Research Institute, is an Associate Editor at Organizational Psychology Review, and is also the Head of the HRM and OB section.

For over 15 years, Maria’s research has been driven by a strong interest in exploring the impact of work design changes on employee well-being and performance, whether they originate from the organizational or the individual level. Particularly interested in the microlevel processes of individual growth and well-being, she studies the self-initiated changes in work design through job crafting as well as the social processes surrounding job crafting. With regard to organizational changes in work design, she studies, for example, the effects of working as a self-organizing team on individual adaptivity, proactivity, well-being and team performance. Her passion for these topics comes from the fact that her research is so practically relevant: individuals and organizations benefit when they make optimal use of their workers’ strengths and passions. She regularly speaks at organizational events about work design and job crafting and also runs job crafting workshops. The job crafting workshops are always informed by the latest scientific developments in this active research field.

Register to attend the pre-conference workshop here:

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