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Our research projects

To increase knowledge about inclusive organisations, we organise and guide a variety of development and research projects.

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Inclusive organisations

For most Dutch organisations, their primary reason to (re)design work for people who are unable to participate in the current labour market independently is to meet the criteria of the ‘Banenafspraak’. Later on, it often turns out that social innovation provides added value to the organisation in more ways than one. Several pilots have shown that results vary by organisation. By doing research in the field, we try to gain insight into the critical factors that determine the success of these kinds of social innovation.

You may read the most recent publications concerning inclusive organisations here:

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Organisational climate

We perform research to figure out which conditions need to be met to let people who are unable to participate in the current labour market independently participate optimally. Sustainable employability for both this group and people already working is high on our agenda as well. We ask questions like: which building blocks are most useful for increasing workplace inclusion? Which factors are most likely to lead to sustainable integration?

More information may be found here:

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Acceptance
 

We perform research to find out which factors influence whether an employee who is unable to participate in the current labour market independently will be socially accepted within a group of colleagues. What is acceptance, how should we define it? Which factors influence acceptance (at work)?

More information may be found here:

Factors Affecting the Acceptance of People with Disabilities at Work: A Literature Review 

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Monitoring work capacity

The Maastricht Work Capacity Monitor (MW©M) is an instrument to assist in guiding and supporting employees who cannot participate in the current labour market independently in their development. The MW©M provides insight into important personal characteristics and mental ability, work-related behaviours and performance at work.

You may read more about the reliability of the MW©M here:

The Development of an Instrument to Measure the Work Capability of People with Limited Work Capacity (LWC)

 

Sustainable employability

We perform research to find out which factors influence working people’s sustainable employability. Sustainable employability is defined as someone’s ability to function well at work and within the labour market long-term. People should not be harmed by their work. How, though, is sustainable employability determined, and how can it be improved?

More information may be found here:

Caught somewhere in time: Conceptualizing, measuring, and predicting sustainable employability