It's the Little Things That Matter : An Examination of Knowledge Workers' Energy Management

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-39
Journal / PublicationAcademy of Management Perspectives
Volume25
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

Recently, Pfeffer (2010) called for a better understanding of the human dimension of sustainability. Responding to this call, we explore how individuals sustain an important human resource their own energy at work. Specifically, we focus on strategies that employees use at work to sustain their energy. Our findings show that the most commonly used strategies (e.g., switching to another task or browsing the Internet) are not associated with higher levels of human energy at work. Rather, strategies related to learning, to the meaning of one's work, and to positive workplace relationships were most strongly related to employees' energy.

Research Area(s)

  • PSYCHOLOGICAL EMPOWERMENT, SUBJECTIVE VITALITY, JOB-PERFORMANCE, SELF-REGULATION, VOLUNTEER WORK, REST BREAKS, RECOVERY, EXPERIENCES, LEISURE, HEALTH

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It's the Little Things That Matter : An Examination of Knowledge Workers' Energy Management. / Fritz, Charlotte; Lam, Chak Fu; Spreitzer, Gretchen M.

In: Academy of Management Perspectives, Vol. 25, No. 3, 08.2011, p. 28-39.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review