I am a researcher in work and organizational psychology and assistant professor in organizational behavior at emlyon since 2019. I am affiliated to Behavioral Research in Organizations (BRiO) and Lifestyle research groups. My research focuses on the relationships between how work is designed and organized and employee well-being and motivation. I am also interested in how norms and changes in working life affect employees’ affective experience.
I obtained my PhD from KU Leuven (Belgium) and Aalto University School of Science (Finland) in 2017. Prior to joining emlyon, I worked at the School of Business and Economics at Vrije University Amsterdam, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health and University of Canterbury in New Zealand. I am an editorial board member in Journal of Vocational Behavior. I also have several years of experience in developing and consulting on employee well-being and leadership in both public and private sector organizations.
Harju, Lotta K., Kaltiainen, Janne, Hakanen, Jari J.. 2021. The double‐edged sword of job crafting: The effects of job crafting on changes in job demands and employee well‐being. Human Resource Management, FORTH
Seppälä, Piia, Harju, Lotta K., Hakanen, Jari J.. 2020. Interactions of Approach and Avoidance Job Crafting and Work Engagement: A Comparison between Employees Affected and Not Affected by Organizational Changes. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17 (23)
Harju, Lotta, Hakanen, Jari J., Schaufeli, Wilmar B.. 2016. Can job crafting reduce job boredom and increase work engagement?: A three-year cross-lagged panel study. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 95-96: 11-20 p.