Professor of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield.
Karina’s research interests fall in the category of changing organisations. Her main strand of research is that of participatory, organisational interventions. She has developed and tested models for how organisations can design, implement and evaluate organisational intervention that aim to promote employee well-being through changing the way work is organised, designed and managed.
Organisational interventions that aim to improve mental health and wellbeing through making changes to work practices and procedures is recommended by bodies such as ILO and WHO as they address the causes of poor mental health and wellbeing. The HSE’s approach to managing mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, the Management Standards, is rests on organisational interventions. Despite this, there is still relatively little on how to design and implement organisational interventions. Knowing “how to” is crucial to ensure interventions achieve their intended outcomes. In my presentation, I will outline the key phases of organisational interventions, from planning to evaluation and present tools that business psychologists can use in their work with improving employee mental health and wellbeing through making changes to work practices and procedures.
By the end of the session participants will:
be familiar with the key phases and processes of designing and implementing organizational interventions
be aware of critical issues in developing and implementing organizational interventions
demonstrate the ability to work with intervention design and implementation tools