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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(6), 910;

The Vital Worker: Towards Sustainable Performance at Work

Human Performance Management Group, Eindhoven University of Technology, P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Department of Social, Health and Organizational Psychology, Utrecht University, P.O. Box 80140, 3508 TC Utrecht, The Netherlands
School of Psychology, Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety, University of South Australia, P.O. Box 2471, Adelaide, SA 5001, Australia
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Received: 6 March 2019 / Accepted: 10 March 2019 / Published: 13 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue The Vital Worker: Towards Sustainable Performance at Work)
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Vitality at work is an important factor for organizations to build a healthier, more engaged, sustainable, and productive workforce. The organizational and societal relevance of vitality at work is high, particularly with regard to an aging and more diverse workforce. This Special Issue focusses on what might be called sustainable performance at work: Maximizing work performance as well as worker health and well-being through employee vitality. Currently, there are still many gaps of knowledge with regard to the relationship between employee vitality and sustainable performance at work. Examples of knowledge gaps are concerned with potential determinants of vitality at work for different occupational groups (such as older workers, ethnic minority workers, and handicapped workers), pathways linking vitality to sustainable performance, or health effects of interventions targeting employee vitality and/or sustainable performance at work. With this Special Issue, we hope to provide readers with solid new findings extending the current state of knowledge about employee vitality and sustainable work performance. View Full-Text
Keywords: employee vitality; sustainable work performance; thriving at work; work engagement; work redesign; job crafting employee vitality; sustainable work performance; thriving at work; work engagement; work redesign; job crafting
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