Roy Sijbom is an assistant professor of work and organisational psychology at the University of Amsterdam. He obtained his PhD at the HRM/OB department of the University of Groningen. Before working at the University of Amsterdam, he held a postdoctoral position at Ghent University. With a background in economics and psychology, Roy's research focuses on several topics.
(1) Learning motivation, learning climate, and leadership. The way we work is constantly changing thanks to digital and technological innovations, artificial intelligence, and the widespread use of data. To prepare employees and organizations for the challenges of tomorrow and to keep their knowledge and skills up-to-date, they need to learn and develop new skills. How can this be achieved? How should you organize this? How do you motivate employees? In one of my present research lines we investigate Learning communities (LCs) as a vehicle for lifelong learning. Specifically, we develop and test an innovative ‘bottom-up’ model of how learning takes shape within LCs and how learning transfers from LCs to organizations.
(2) Creativity and innovation. For an organization to remain competitive they need to be creative and innovative. Employee are an important source of creativity. But why doesn't something always happen with those ideas? Or, in other words, why is one manager open to creative suggestions and another manager not?
(3) Multilevel perspective to enhance well-being in organizations. Employee well-being is of vital importance. However, how can you make sure that employees do not suffer from burn-out or do not leave organizations disillusioned? How can you create a psychological safe working environment for employees (and especially those who are vulnerable)? In order to answer these questions, I adopt a multilevel perspective and investigate how employee well-being is the outcome of (in)actions at different levels of the work environment.
Keywords: leadership, employee creativity and innovation, voice, achievement motivation, credit taking, multilevel interventions, learning communities, lifelong learning
De Angelis, M., Giusino, D., Nielsen, K., Aboagye, E., Christensen, M., Innstrand, S. T., Mazzetti, G., van den Heuvel, M., Sijbom, R. B. L., Pelzer, V., Chiesa, R., & Pietrantoni, L. (2020). H-WORK Project: Multilevel Interventions to Promote Mental Health in SMEs and Public Workplaces. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(21), . https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17218035
Sijbom, R.B.L. & Parker, S.K. (2020). When are leaders receptive to voiced creative ideas? Joint effects of leaders' achievement goals and personal sense of power. Frontiers in Psychology, 11, 1527. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01527
Sijbom, R.B.L., Carette, B., & Dimitrova, N.G. (2020). Are all challenges equal? Goal orientations and their relationship with private and public challenging job experiences. Journal of Personnel Psychology, 19, 33-43. https://doi.org/10.1027/1866-5888/a000241
Koen, J. & Sijbom, R.B.L. (2020). How to steer your career? A proactive approach to career pathways. In J.W. Hedge & Carter, G. (Eds.): Career Pathways – School to Retirement and Beyond. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
Sijbom, R.B.L., Lang, J.W.B., & Anseel, F. (2019). Leaders' achievement goals predict employee burnout above and beyond employees' own achievement goals. Journal of Personality, 87, 702-714. doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12427
Sijbom, R.B.L., Anseel, F., Crommelinck, M., de Beuckelaer, A., & de Stobbeleir, K.E.M. (2018). Why seeking feedback from diverse sources may not be sufficient for stimulating creativity: The role of performance dynamism and creative time pressure. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39, 355-368. doi: 10.1002/job.2235.
Sijbom, R. B. L., Janssen, O., & Van Yperen, N. W. (2016). Leaders’ achievement goals and their integrative management of creative ideas voiced by subordinates or superiors. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 732-745. doi: org/10.1002/ejsp.2223.
Sijbom, R.B.L., Janssen, O., & Van Yperen, N.W. (2015). Reacties van leidinggevenden op radicale creatieve ideeën van medewerkers: De rol van prestatiedoelen van leidinggevenden. [Leaders’ reactions to radical creative ideas voiced by employees: The role of leaders’ achievement goals], Gedrag en Organisatie, 28, 154-173. doi: 10.5553/GenO/092150772015028002006.
Sijbom, R.B.L., Janssen, O, & Van Yperen, N.W. (2015). Leaders’ receptivity to subordinates’ creative input: The role of achievement goals and composition of creative input. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24, 462-478. doi: 10.1080/1359432X.2014.964215
Sijbom, R.B.L., Janssen, O, & Van Yperen, N.W. (2015). How to get radical creative ideas into a leader’s mind? Leader’s achievement goals and subordinates’ voice of creative ideas. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24, 279-296. doi:10.1080/1359432X.2014.892480
Sijbom, R.B.L., Janssen, O., & Van Yperen, N.W. (2013). The joint impact of leaders’ achievement goals and position power on their integrative management of creative ideas. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings. doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2013.19
Sijbom, R.B.L., Janssen, O., & Van Yperen, N.W. (2010). Leaders’ achievement goals and their reactions to subordinates' creative input. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings. doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2010.54493695