Leader wellbeing within remote work through sustainable human resources management

30 June, 2021
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Following the remote work transition, leaders faced magnified responsibilities imposing wellbeing vulnerabilities. Through a qualitative Design-Based Research approach, composed of two studies, HTH alumna Ariane Albert explored how sustainable Human Resource Management may support leaders’ wellbeing within remote work.

Study 1 unveils which sustainable Human Resource Management practices support leader wellbeing, while reinstating the industry wide problem: leader wellbeing negligence. Study 2 investigates the effectiveness of three interventions on leader wellbeing in the remote environment by using before-after measurements and evaluating the solution blueprint. The findings suggest a degree of leader negligence; however, amplify the potential to support wellbeing though wellbeing, learning and development and work-life balance practices. By completing the Design-Based Research cycle, Ms Albert appraised and improved the solution blueprint and the implementation process. Despite perceived wellbeing improvements being minimal, this research initiated a crucial conversation amongst leaders, demonstrating the importance of wellbeing and need for systematic change within organisations.

Dr. David Brannon, Ms Albert’s thesis coach: “Ariane emphasizes leader’s wellbeing leading hybrid teams into the new “norm” a feature commonly overlooked by organisations. She recognizes leadership must either evolve through training and organisational support or fall behind to everyone’s detriment. While answers for this developing frontier remain aloof, Ariane rightfully calls for an open stakeholder dialogue.
The full paper can be found online on Hotelschool The Hague’s website

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Hotelschool The Hague

Hotelschool The Hague was founded and funded in 1929 by the hospitality industry to create a central place where industry partners could gain and share new insight, skills and knowledge. Since its foundation, Hotelschool The Hague has become an international hospitality business school specialised in hospitality management, offering a 4-year Bachelor in Hospitality Management. This degree course is also available as the accelerated International Fast Track programme. Our 13-month MBA in Hospitality Management is designed to deliver the next generation of hospitality innovators.

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