As recognition of his excellent work in the field of ergonomics Jan Dul has received the 2015 IEA Distinguished Service Award at the IEA Triennial Congress in Melbourne, Australia in August. The award is presented once every three years for outstanding contributions to the promotion, development an advancement of International Ergonomics Association (IEA) and the profession. The IEA President Eric Min-yang Wang said Professor Dul has served the IEA in many capacities. “He served for many years as a council member for the Dutch society, served on numerous committees, and was a member of the IEA Executive Committee from 2006-2009.”
Erasmus @ Work
Erasmus@Work is an interdisciplinary research programme focusing on high performance work. Collaborative research among innovative firms and Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University provides state-of-the-art knowledge and insights about the key issues for the design and implementation of new ways of working.
To be attractive for the next generation of employees, it is crucial for firms to rethink their value proposition. How to improve employee satisfaction and work-life balance (people dimension), at a higher level of productivity and performance (profit dimension), with a reduction of the ecological footprint (planet dimension)?
BYOD, enterprise social networks, collaboration tools, empowerment, flexible work schedules, remote workers… The workplace has moved beyond the physical environment as we re-imagine the way we work to accommodate the demands of the digital economy and the expectations of our employees. We create new digital workplaces, but what is their impact on our ability to add value, be more engaged, more productive in the digital era? Are we fundamentally transforming work or simply automating existing practices? And what are the critical success factors of a digital workplace strategy?