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1 Human Performance Management Choosing a mentor for your master thesis project May 26, 2011

2 Master Thesis Project at Human Performance Management Focus on human aspects of operations management & innovation At the individual, group and/or organizational level Mainly quantitative research Both empirical and problem-driven/design-oriented research in MTP / Human Performance Management PAGE 1 Managing people in domain of IM and OML Managing work in domain of IM and OML Managing change in domain of IM and OML

3 Managing people How to optimize the workforce in general in order to realize the organizational goals. For organizations it is crucial to attract the right person for the job, to keep their employees motivated and healthy, to assure successful team functioning, and to be able to manage all of this in order to secure organizational performance. Experts and some of their topics: Dr. Tanja Bipp (personality & work, work motivation & performance) Prof.dr. Eva Demerouti (positive organizational behavior, engagement) Dr. Josette Gevers (team functioning; individual temporal differences) Prof. dr. Jan de Jonge (job stress; health; creativity; counter productivity) Dr.ir. Ad Kleingeld (work motivation; goals and feedback; training) Dr. Sonja Rispens (interpersonal & intrateam conflict; leadership; deviance) PAGE 2 See mentor profiles for complete overview of research interests and master thesis topics / Human Performance Management

4 Managing work Focus of this research topic is on how to manage work processes within organizations. It deals with questions about the design of the elements of performance management systems, task strategies, problem- solving, planning and control processes. Experts and some of their topics: Dr. Tanja Bipp (personnel selection instruments, work design and job crafting) Prof.dr. Eva Demerouti (job crafting, role of individual in implementation of innovations ) Dr. Frans van Eijnatten (socio-technical redesign; self-managed teams) Dr. Josette Gevers (time management, crisis management, deadlines) Prof. dr. Jan de Jonge (innovative office designs, job (re-) design) Dr.ir. Ad Kleingeld (performance management systems) PAGE 3 See mentor profiles for complete overview of research interests and master thesis topics / Human Performance Management

5 Managing change Within this key topic the focus is on how ill-designed operational processes (including structure and culture) can be redesigned and restructured to give people better opportunities to contribute. Experts: Dr. Frans van Eijnatten (transformative change of organizational structures and cultures) Prof.dr. Jan de Jonge (job redesign, recovery structures) Prof.dr. Eva Demerouti (managing resources and strategies of employees) PAGE 4 See mentor profiles for complete overview of research interests and master thesis topics / Human Performance Management

6 MTP focus of HPM mentors PAGE 5  : YES!  yes  : NO! De JongeDemeroutiv. EijnattenKleingeldGeversBippRispens Problem-driven/company-based  Empirical/broad-based field stud.  Design-oriented research    Laboratory studies   Quantitative research  Qualitative research       Individual level   Group level    Organizational level       OML      IM   

7 Relevant for OML and IM PAGE 6 / Human Performance Management Development of the Critical Teamwork Competence Questionnaire (W. Venrooij (Bipp), TNO Defense, Security & Safety) Improving the diagnosis of non-melanoma skin cancer through the development of a statistical detection model (G. Jansen (Kleingeld), Catharina Hospital Eindhoven) Improving decision-making in technical improvement teams through work crafting (S. Verkuilen (Van Eijnatten), Dutch Manufacturing Firm) P. van Erven (Gevers), Catharina Hospital Eindhoven The relation between creativity & innovation and task performance (L. v. Luijtelaar (De Jonge), Royal BAM group) David van Lennep master thesis award

8 / Human Performance Management Jan de Jonge Josette Gevers Tanja Bipp Frans van Eijnatten Sonja Rispens Ad Kleingeld Eva Demerouti Available positions for start in Sep 2012 (IM + OML)

9 IM - Master courses HPM Human Performance in Innovative Organization (1JM27, Van Eijnatten, recommended for IM track ‘New Product Development’) Designing Effective Performance Management Systems (1JM21, Kleingeld) Performance Enhancement (1JM11, most HPM mentors involved) NEW! Team dynamics and team performance (1JM30, Gevers & Rispens) Core course: Human Aspects of Innovation (1JM06, Gevers/Bipp) / Human Performance Management (Total elective space = 45 ects) Elective courses: choose at least 3 (15 ects)

10 9 OML - Master courses HPM Designing Effective Performance Management Systems (1JM21, Kleingeld) Human Performance in Innovative Organizations (1JM27, Van Eijnatten) Human Aspects of Innovation (1JM06, Gevers/Bipp) NEW! Team dynamics and team performance (1JM30, Gevers & Rispens) Core course: Performance Enhancement (1JM11, most HPM mentors involved) / Human Performance Management choose at least 3 (15 ects) (Total elective space = 45 ects) Elective courses:

11 Want to meet the mentor Of your choice? Want to meet the mentor Of your choice? Contact the secretariat of HPM via indicating which potential mentor(s) you would like to talk to. The HPM secretary will arrange appointments for you. In preparation of the appointment(s) please provide the potential mentor(s) with: information about why you are interested in him/her, your Curriculum Vitae, and a list of courses you have completed and are currently taking. / Human Performance Management

12 Hand-out ‘HPM: choosing your mentor’ Available at course market & on education site (page ‘mentor selection’) Mentors and Master Thesis topics HPM courses in the master program Examples of recent Master Thesis Projects Some examples of possible future master thesis projects HPM graduates, their projects and current jobs PAGE 11 / Human Performance Management Visit the new HPM website!


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