Interdisciplinary Research Program “Organization and Well-being”, based on the Theory of Organizational Action, founded and coordinated by Bruno Maggi, former Professor of Organization Theory, Faculty of Economics,
University of Bologna, and Faculty of Law, University of Milan.
Formally constituted in the 80s’ after more
than a decade of interdisciplinary research about work and health, the Program
is aimed to identify the connections between the choices, both the actual and
the programmable ones, about the organizational work processes, and the
people’s health, as defined by WHO (World Health Organization) in terms of
physical, mental and social well-being improving process. The various
disciplines required by this research object – biomedicine, sociology,
economics, psychology and engineering – are integrated by the use of the Method
of the Organizational Congruencies.
The Interdisciplinary Research Program
“Organization and Well-being” promotes analysis of work situations, ergonomic
design, and training and education. The research outcomes are published as well
as discussed in seminars.