Print Email Facebook Twitter The impact of restructuring on employee well-being: A systematic review of longitudinal studies Title The impact of restructuring on employee well-being: A systematic review of longitudinal studies Author de Jong, T. Wiezer, N. de Weerd, M. Nielsen, K. Mattila-Holappa, P. Mockałłod, Z. Publication year 2016 Abstract This is a review of published longitudinal empirical research on the impact of restructuring on employee well-being. We investigated whether restructuring accompanied by staff reductions impacts differently on worker well-being than restructuring without staff reductions, and the differences between short- and long-term effects of restructuring. Furthermore, we investigated the mechanisms that explain these effects. We conducted a literature search on longitudinal, peer-reviewed, English-written studies from the period 2000–2012. Thirty-nine papers fulfilled the inclusion criteria. We found that restructuring events, with and without staff reductions, mainly have a negative impact on the well-being of employees. The majority of studies showed negative changes over time, in the short and the long term. Some groups of workers reacted less negatively: for example, workers with a high organizational status before a merger and workers who underwent a change in workgroup. Variables that intervened in the relationship between restructuring and well-being were physical demands, job control, communication, provision of information, training, procedural justice, job insecurity and change acceptance. Further high-quality longitudinal research is needed to get more insight into the impact of restructuring over time and into the part played by intervening variables. Subject LifeWHC - Work, Health and CareELSS - Earth, Life and Social SciencesWork and EmploymentWorkplaceHealthy LivingOrganizational changeHealth outcomesInterventionsWork organizationRestructuringDownsizingWell-beingReviewLongitudinal To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:aa660180-22ae-4e9b-aab9-77c4917c015d DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/02678373.2015.1136710 TNO identifier 531862 Source Work and Stress, 30 (1), 91-114 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.