We review theory and research on how work events and experiences influence employee well-being, with a particular focus on the day-to-day effects of positive events and experiences. Then we discuss how employees can amplify the beneficial effects of work on well-being by savoring and reflecting upon positive events and experiences from work, and by capitalizing on them via interpersonal means, such as sharing work events and experiences with others. We integrate theory and research on savoring and interpersonal capitalization within affective events theory and the broader job demands-resources (JD-R) theory-and we explain how these approach-oriented agentic strategies that employees can easily use to derive additional psychological benefits from work experiences can extend JD-R theory. Specifically, we discuss how using these strategies can build additional resources, fulfill employees' basic psychological needs, and make their jobs more meaningful, thereby enhancing well-being at the day-to-day level and in the long term.

Crafting well-being: employees can enhance their own well-being by savoring, reflecting upon, and capitalizing on positive work experiences

Ilies, Remus
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2024

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We review theory and research on how work events and experiences influence employee well-being, with a particular focus on the day-to-day effects of positive events and experiences. Then we discuss how employees can amplify the beneficial effects of work on well-being by savoring and reflecting upon positive events and experiences from work, and by capitalizing on them via interpersonal means, such as sharing work events and experiences with others. We integrate theory and research on savoring and interpersonal capitalization within affective events theory and the broader job demands-resources (JD-R) theory-and we explain how these approach-oriented agentic strategies that employees can easily use to derive additional psychological benefits from work experiences can extend JD-R theory. Specifically, we discuss how using these strategies can build additional resources, fulfill employees' basic psychological needs, and make their jobs more meaningful, thereby enhancing well-being at the day-to-day level and in the long term.
2024
2023
Ilies, Remus; Bono, Joyce E.; Bakker, Arnold B.
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