Wellbeing and Performance Research Group
About this group
Led by Dr Marcus Ho, the Wellbeing and Performance Research Group is a network of diverse researchers and industry practitioners relating to people's wellbeing and performance at work. It brings together research, scholarship and expertise on wellbeing and performance at work and builds on the growth in academic research and service development in this area. The group is working to establish itself as a leading multidisciplinary, innovative and evidence-based consultancy group in the field.
|Marcus Ho (Lead Researcher)||Adnan Khan||Anne Messervy|
|Barbara McKenzie-Green||Barbara Myers||Ben Kenobi|
|BeomCheol (Peter) Kim||Candice Harris||Charles Crothers|
|Clare George||Coral Ingley||Diep Nguyen|
|Erica Hinckson||Felicity Lamm||Gail Pacheco|
|Gaye Greenwood||Gayle Morris||Helena Cooper-Thomas|
|Jarrod Haar||Karen Lo||Katherine Ravenswood|
|Kirk Reed||Mark Le Fevre||Nancy McIntyre|
|Nicola Naismith||Rachel Morrison||Rebecca Jarden|
|Ross Milne||Roy Smollan||Sean Kimpton|
|Smita Singh||Sue Yong||Stephanie Rossouw|
|Thushini Jayawardena||Trish Corner||Valerie Wright-St Clair|
|Wendy Wrapson||Fiona Hurd||Paul Woodfield|
|Gemma Piercy (UoW)||Bill Cochrane (UoW)||Michael Fletcher (VUW)|
- Well-being and Performance for entrepreneurs and in small-medium enterprises (SMEs)
Description: This project focuses on wellbeing and performance issues for entrepreneurs and SMEs. The project group examines a range of issues to do with wellbeing including mental health of entrepreneurs, stress, and resilience.
- Gibb, J., Ho, M., Singh, S., & Thien, G. (2018). How SME Owners and Managers Leverage their Personal Social Resources for Wellbeing and Performance. Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management, Dec 4-7, Auckland. Awarded Best Paper in stream: Entrepreneurship and SME division.
SMEs Team: Marcus Ho, Jenny Gibb (Waikato) Stephen Teo (Edith Cowan University), Smita Singh, and George Thien
Entrepreneurs Team: Marcus Ho and Smita Singh
- Individual and Organisational Resilience
Description: This project examines the role of resilience in individuals and organisations. There are two major streams of research within this project. The first is focused on entrepreneurial resilience and resilience in small-medium sized enterprises (SMEs); and the second is focused on organisational resilience and performance. Findings from the project will have significant implications for the wellbeing of individuals and organisations including the management of employees and best practice.
- Ho, M., Jenkins, A., Verreynne, M. L., Teo, S. T. T., Bentley, T. & Singh, S. (2018). How social and leadership resources and reconfiguration activities lead to relational, stakeholder, and operational outcomes post-disaster. ICSB World Congress, Taiwan, June 24-29.
Team: Marcus Ho, Anna Jenkins and Martie-Louise Verreynne (University of Queensland), Tim Bentley (Massey) and Stephen Teo (Edith Cowan University)
- Human capital leveraging and performance
Description: In this project, we analyse the role of strategic human capital and the firm. The implications of this study have significance for understanding the HRM-organisational capabilities link, including theoretical developments for strategic human resource management and the resource-based view.
Team: Marcus Ho, Stephen Teo (Edith Cowan University), Christine Soo (University of Western Australia), and Amy Tian (Curtin University of Technology)
- The Physical Work Environment
Description: This project examines how the physical work environment (and the way that change to the physical work environment is managed) affects employees on outcomes such as wellbeing, the quality of their interpersonal relationships and productivity. It focuses on outcome such as collaboration, resource and knowledge sharing and stress.
- Goodbye to the crowded office: How Coronavirus will change the way we work together
- Gender differences at work: Relishing competence or seeking a challenge?
Team: Rachel Morrison and Roy Smollan
- Stressful Organisational Change Project
Description: This project looks at stressful organisational change in a District Health Board. The research group looks at the experiences, motivations and processes important before, during and after an organisational change event.
Team: Roy Smollan and Rachel Morrison
- Wellbeing from minority perspectives
Description: The New Zealand Treasury has developed a Living Standards Framework (LSF) to assess the impact of government policies on intergenerational wellbeing. The Treasury is committed to incorporating New Zealand’s diverse cultural perspectives into the LSF framework, of which this project explores. The Asian population is currently experiencing a number of issues related to the determinants of wellbeing, including health (mental health, non-communicable diseases and access to health services) and immigration (employment difficulties). Experiences of perceived discrimination also heavily impact their wellbeing.
Team: Sue Yong, Pola Wang (Hospitality), and Marcus Ho
Currently seeking participants of Asian descent to talk about their experiences of well-being in New Zealand. If you are willing to help Sue in her research, please email Sue Yong (email@example.com), or call: 099219999 ext. 5721, to record your expression of interest.