Optimising Performance

The purpose of the Optimising Performance sub-programme is to research factors associated with the optimisation of institutional (individual, team, organisational, community and societal) performance. We are particularly interested in understanding (a) how optimal performance should be conceptualised, defined and measured, (b) the individual, team, organisational and societal factors associated with, leading to and impacting on institutional performance, and (c) how optimal performance could be developed/achieved within applied contexts. Further, we aim to develop and evaluate cutting edge research- and intervention methodologies to assess, evaluate and develop optimal performance of institutions. We specifically focus on matters relating to talent optimisation, optimal well-being, strengths-based approaches to business development, and the impact of positive leadership on optimal performance.

 

Recent publications

2016

Conceptualising the professional identity of industrial/organisational psychologists within the South African context.

Van Zyl, L.E., Nel, E., Stander, M.W., & Rothmann, S.

South African Journal of Industrial Psychology
2016

Identification with team as a predictor of buying behaviours amongst South African Premier Soccer League fans.

Stander, F.W., De Beer, L.T., & Stander, A.S.

African Journal of Hospitality, Tourism, and Leisure
2016

See you at the match: Motivation for sport consumption

Stander, E., & Van Zyl, L. E.

South African Journal of Industrial Psychology
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Members

Dr E. (Elrie) Botha

Sub-programme Leader

elrie.botha@nwu.ac.za

Prof. M.W. (Marius) Stander

Researcher

marius.stander@nwu.ac.za

Dr D. (Danie) du Toit

Researcher

danie.dutoit@nwu.ac.za

Dr E. (Ederick) Stander

Researcher

20562594@nwu.ac.za

Prof. E. (Ernst) Bohlmeijer

Extraordinary Professor

https://www.utwente.nl/bms/pgt/mw/bohlmeijer/

Prof. L. (Llewellyn) van Zyl

Extraordinary Professor

lew@llewellyn.co.za

Dr S. (Saskia) Kelders

Extraordinary professor

https://www.utwente.nl/bms/pgt/en/emp/kelders/

Dr L. (Laura) Weiss

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Dr M. (Marieta) du Plessis

Extraordinary researcher