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Document ID (ISN)111285
CIS number 10-0779
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 2010
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nielsen K., Toon T.W., Cox T.
Title The future of organizational interventions: Addressing the challenges of today's organizations
Bibliographic information 3rd quarter 2010, Vol.24, No.3, p.219-233. 65 ref.
Abstract This article discusses issues to be considered to improve the effectiveness of organizational interventions. First, there is a need to understand how and why interventions work. This calls for an examination of the processes connecting interventions to the desired outcomes. Second, attention should be paid to the appropriateness of interventions. Problems may be difficult to address, for example when they constitute inherent conditions of the job. Third, the use of a quasi-experimental study design does not guarantee a valid picture of the effectiveness of an intervention. For example, control groups may not be comparable to the experimental group, or participants may not be reached by the intervention. Based on these considerations, it is concluded that mixed methods designs are needed.
Descriptors (primary) plant safety and health organization; safety programmes; health programmes
Descriptors (secondary) psychology of work organization; programme evaluation
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Generalities
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Safety programmes