• De Zaale, Atlas 7.404

    Eindhoven

    Netherlands

  • P.O. Box 513, Atlas 7.404

    5600 MB Eindhoven

    Netherlands

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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Projects 2017 2019

Working with or against the machine? Optimizing human-robot collaboration in logistic warehouses

Jansen, R., Jansen, R., Le Blanc, P., Gerrits, E., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T. & Berkers, H.

1/04/1830/09/19

Project: Research direct

Working ‘with’ or ‘against’ the machine? Optimizing human-robot collaboration in logistic warehouses

Jansen, R., Jansen, R., Nyholm, S., Nyholm, S., Gerrits, E., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T. & Smids, J.

1/04/1830/09/19

Project: Research direct

Improving the use of decision support systems

Jansen, R., Jansen, R., van de Calseyde, P., van de Calseyde, P., Benckhuijsen - Mertens, P., Vereggen - Tielemans, T., Vereggen - Tielemans, T. & van der Staak, B.

15/02/1714/02/19

Project: Research direct

Research Output 1966 2019

#NoFilter: An Online Photographic Meaningful-Moments Intervention.

van Zyl, L. E., Hulshof, I. L. & Dickens, L., 2019, Evidence-based Positive Psychological Intervention Practices in Multicultural Contexts. Springer

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Aberrant personality tendencies and academic success throughout engineering education

Bipp, T., Kleingeld, A. & Snijders, C., 7 May 2019, In : Journal of Personality. p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

academic success
academic achievement
personality
engineering
study program

A critical reflection on the psychology of retention

van Zyl, L. E., 29 Jan 2019, In : SA Journal of Industrial Psychology. 45, 4 p., a1600

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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Equipment

Prizes

Academic Citizenship Award

Llewellyn van Zyl (Recipient), 2013

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

industrial psychology
organizational psychology
citizenship
profession

Academy of Management - Best Research Proposal in Leadership Award

Josette Gevers (Recipient), 2018

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

Employees
Path model
Moderator
Time pressure
Ethical leadership

Best Academic Paper Award

Josette Gevers (Recipient), 11 Apr 2011

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

Activities 1996 2019

Frontiers in Psychology (Journal)

Llewellyn E. van Zyl (Editorial board member)
1 May 2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

SAGE Open (Journal)

Llewellyn E. van Zyl (Editorial board member)
2019

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

International Coaching Psychology Review (Journal)

L.E. van Zyl (Editorial board member)
1 Jan 2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Press / Media

Leave the job at work to ensure better health and sleep

Jan de Jonge

1/02/19

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Leave the job at work to ensure better health and sleep

Jan de Jonge

1/12/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Beware of work-creep: the home habits bad for job recovery

Jan de Jonge

4/11/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

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

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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

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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

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