Derailed Organizational Interventions for Stress and Well-Being

Confessions of Failure and Solutions for Success

  • Maria Karanika-Murray
  • Caroline Biron

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Intervention Content

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-20
    2. Ulrica von Thiele Schwarz, Henna Hasson, Petra Lindfors
      Pages 21-26
    3. Anthony D. LaMontagne, Tessa Keegel, Clare Shann, Andrew Noblet
      Pages 27-35
    4. Anthony Montgomery, Katerina Georganta, Karolina Doulougeri, Efharis Panagopoulou
      Pages 37-43
  3. Intervention Context

  4. Intervention Process

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-117
    2. Michael Walton
      Pages 135-141
    3. Kevin J. Eschleman, David Amaya, Stephanie Swindler
      Pages 143-149
    4. Louise Møller Pedersen
      Pages 159-166
    5. Norito Kawakami, Yuka Kobayashi
      Pages 175-182
    6. Angela Martin, Michelle Kilpatrick, Fiona Cocker, Kristy Sanderson, Jenn Scott, Paula Brough
      Pages 191-200
    7. Kirsten Nabe-Nielsen, Roger Persson, Karina Nielsen, Ole Olsen, Isabella Gomes Carneiro, Anne Helene Garde
      Pages 201-208
  5. Intervention Outcomes

  6. Concluding Thoughts

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 283-286

About this book


Providing an overview of researchers' and practitioners’ “confessions” on the fascinating phenomenon of failed or derailed organizational health and well-being interventions, and contextualizing these confessions, is the aim of this innovative volume. Organizational intervention failures, paradoxes, and unexpected consequences can offer a lot of rich and extremely useful practical lessons on intervention design and implementation, and possibly on the design of future research on organizational interventions. This volume presents lessons learned from derailed interventions, and provides possible solutions to those tasked with implementing interventions. It provides an open, practical, and solutions-focused account of researchers' and practitioners' experiences in implementing organizational interventions for health and well-being. ​


Implementing organizational interventions Improving intervention practice Intervention failure Intervention process evaluation Organizational interventions for stress, health, well-being Process and context issues in organizational interventions

Editors and affiliations

  • Maria Karanika-Murray
    • 1
  • Caroline Biron
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Psychology, School of Social SciencesNottingham Trent UniversityNottinghamUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Faculty of Business Administration,Department of ManagementLaval UniversityQuebecCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-94-017-9866-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-9867-9
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