Frontiers of Engineering Management

, Volume 6, Issue 3, pp 336–350 | Cite as

The psychology of organizational and social sustainability

  • Wei-Tau Lee
  • Hao ZhangEmail author
  • Kenneth H. FunkII
Research Article


This paper presents 12 dimensions of work with the aim of providing further understanding of the relationship between work and the psychological wellbeing of workers. Previous research has indicated that these dimensions are significant in establishing such a relationship, which is essential to creating good work. These dimensions are also influential in their effect on the psychological state of workers and are translated specifically into actionable items in the workplace. A hypothetical system model is developed to relate these dimensions to one another, to workers, and to organizations. This set of dimensions also serves as a basis for further development of work design and evaluation tools.


work design work dimensions psychological factors good work 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mechanical, Industrial, and Manufacturing EngineeringOregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  2. 2.School of Integrated SciencesJames Madison UniversityHarrisonburgUSA

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