• De Zaale, Atlas 7.404



  • P.O. Box 513, Atlas 7.404

    5600 MB Eindhoven


Organization profile

Introduction / mission

People are most comfortable and productive in their work when it is organized in a humane way, taking not only technical and control requirements but also human needs and aspirations into account.

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At HPM we support organizations to optimize the full potential of their core asset: people

Organisational profile

Organizations can only excel when their employees are prepared to do their utmost (for the organization). In our view, management’s function is to create optimal conditions for employees so they can thrive. By means of aligning technological, social, organizational and personal factors, excellent performance can be achieved. Human Performance Management (HPM) at TU/e develops scientific knowledge and tests theories that uncover and explain psychological processes contributing to performance at the organizational, team and individual level. By examining the ‘people factor’ in operational and innovation processes, HPM aims to ensure that employees can help in bringing organizational strategies to fruition in the most rewarding and efficient way possible.

Our research is focused on finding ways in which (human) performance in the workplace can be enhanced. It has a positive focus, striving for performance optimization rather than risk management. The research in our group is both human- and process-oriented. We focus on how humans regulate their behavior towards goal accomplishment rather than on the measurement and control of performance, and on the (re)design of socio-technical systems in which human and (work)task aspects are optimally aligned and integrated. 

Our expertise can contribute significantly to making people's working lives healthier, safer, and more engaging and to better functioning organizations.

The group’s work spans three main topics. 

  • ‘Managing work’ looks at management of work processes in organizations and designing performance management systems, as well as what strategies people use to complete their tasks and to solve problems.
  • ‘Managing change’ focuses on redesigning operational processes (including structure and culture) or implementing (technological) innovations that give people better opportunities to contribute to organizational goals and performance. 
  • ‘Managing people’ is about optimizing the workforce in order to reach/achieve organizational goals, attract the right people and keep employees motivated, healthy and contributing to organizational performance.  

We collaborate with colleagues from our own department (Industrial Engineering & Innovation Sciences) but also from other departments such as Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering and Built Environment. Further we have a large network of organizations with whom we conduct collaborative (research) projects. 

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Psychology Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
employee Social Sciences
Task Performance and Analysis Medicine & Life Sciences
Emotions Medicine & Life Sciences
job demand Social Sciences
Organizational Innovation Medicine & Life Sciences
Happiness Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Output 1966 2020

Managing perceptual distance to enhance project outcomes

van der Krift, H. J. C. C., 27 Mar 2020, (Accepted/In press) Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Research output: ThesisPhd Thesis 1 (Research TU/e / Graduation TU/e)

Multidisciplinary perspectives on grit: contemporary theories, assessments, applications and critiques

van Zyl, L. E., Olckers, C. & van der Vaart, L., 2020, (In preparation) Springer.

Research output: Book/ReportBook editingAcademicpeer-review

human resource management



Academic Citizenship Award

Llewellyn van Zyl (Recipient), 2013

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

industrial psychology
organizational psychology

Academy of Management - Best Research Proposal in Leadership Award

Josette M.P. Gevers (Recipient), 2018

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Path model
Time pressure
Ethical leadership

Best Academic Paper Award

Josette Gevers (Recipient), 11 Apr 2011

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Activities 1996 2019

Challenges & Hormones

Leander van der Meij (Speaker)
13 Jul 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Building comfort: the relationship between quality of work environment and hormonal levels

Leander van der Meij (Speaker)
30 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Building comfort and hormonal levels

Leander van der Meij (Speaker)
24 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Student theses

A generic blueprint for shared-decision making applications in cancer care

Author: Gökçeoğlu, I., 31 Aug 2017

Supervisor: Vanderfeesten, I. (Supervisor 1), Vanwersch, R. (Supervisor 2) & Kleingeld, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


A method to enable ability-based resource allocation for runtime process management in manufacturing

Author: Jie-A-Looi, X., 31 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Vanderfeesten, I. (Supervisor 1), Erasmus, J. (Supervisor 2), Kleingeld, P. (Supervisor 2) & Traganos, K. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master


Analyzing workaholism and its antecedents and consequences using the job demands-resources model

Author: le Clercq, R., 31 Jan 2017

Supervisor: Le Blanc, P. (Supervisor 1), Kleingeld, P. (Supervisor 2) & van der Meij, L. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master