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Flourishing and Thriving for Well-Being

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Industry 4.0 holds major implications for employees, and, as such, it is necessary that organisations consider the mental health of their employees. In order to cope with and find meaning in this major transformation, which is looming, employees need to flourish and thrive at work. The purpose of the chapter was to establish whether flourishing and thriving at work are related by means of a quantitative empirical study that involved 283 employees. The findings of the study indicated that flourishing influences thriving to a great extent. By supporting employees’ psychological well-being, digital workspaces will be in a position to promote thriving at work, and consequently mental health, which has the potential to create a competitive advantage in the very unstable and unpredictable external environment characteristic of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. However, it seems that individual employees will need to take responsibility for their own growth and development, rather than relying on organisations to provide them with support structures that will enable them to thrive at work.

Keywords

  • Flourishing
  • Thriving
  • Thriving at work
  • Well-being
  • Digital workspaces

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van der Walt, F., Lezar, L.W.P. (2019). Flourishing and Thriving for Well-Being. In: Coetzee, M. (eds) Thriving in Digital Workspaces. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-24463-7_5

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