The ageing of the European population is a phenomenon of great importance for future economic and social policies. Due to the higher frequency and severity of diseases and disabling conditions that characterize the aging population, health and social spending increases progressively.
In function of the extension of the age that people work until, human resource policies aimed at improving working conditions are crucial to contain and rationalize health expenditure, as well as health and welfare policies. Achieving a state of well-being for the elderly, which also means “feeling good in the workplace”, can be a factor in long-term spending cuts on social welfare.
The importance of individual well-being in achieving organisational performance is increasingly relevant in healthcare, where job satisfaction is a critical measure of the outcome of care for its relationship with patient satisfaction. The general aim of the project is to study the relationship between the work context, the behavior and attitudes of healthcare workers and, specifically, to investigate the organisational factors affecting their well-being.
The project results can help to identify the elements that favor/hinder employee well-being; strengthen organisational commitment and sharing of the mission and provide useful information to decision makers in planning interventions for the improvement of working conditions
The role of IRISS is to analyse the theme of organisational well-being in a theoretical and applied way. In line with the theoretical framework of Organisational Behaviour, the focus is on analysis of the organisational dimensions and the psycho-social aspects that can affect the well-being of patient care workers, including job demands; work organisation and contents; interpersonal relations and leadership; work-individual interface; organisational values; health and well-being; personality traits and motivation. Well-being analysis is a first step in extending knowledge of dynamics and organisational processes and planning appropriate improvements. The Institute conducts research in collaboration with the Department of Economics Management and Institutions, and the Department of Neuroscience of the University of Naples Federico II, and with other key actors in the health sector at regional level.