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The drivers of work engagement – focus on servant leadership, job resources, and job crafting













Professor Jari Hakanen

Jari Hakanen is Professor at the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health. He is also Adjunct Professor in social psychology at the University of Helsinki, where he obtained his PhD. He is particularly interested in phenomena related to positive work psychology and employee wellbeing, such as the JD-R model, work engagement, burnout, work-family enrichment, job crafting, and servant leadership. He has received several international and national awards, for example the best paper award in 2011-2012 in the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology and the Finnish Work-life Researcher of the Year award in 2012. He has also developed and implemented several research based positive interventions in organizations to enhance work engagement and flourishing workplaces.


Designing, implementing and evaluating sustainable improvement initiatives in healthcare organizations













Professor Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz

Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz is Professor in Psychology at Mälardalen University. She also co-leads the Procome (process-outcome) research group at the Medical Management Centre, Karolinska Institutet. Her research theme is applying a behavioral perspective to interventions and continuous improvements within the work setting. Overall, the research is concerned with further the understanding on effective implementation and links between work conditions, health and productivity. In the field of implementation, she is intrigued by the adherence and adaptation dilemma and by how stakeholders across the research-to-practice pathway can contribute to making evidence useful in practice.

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