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Table 1 Methods and strategies selected for increasing work engagement

From: Mindful "Vitality in Practice": an intervention to improve the work engagement and energy balance among workers; the development and design of the randomised controlled trial

Key resources Theoretical method Practical strategy Tools and Materials
Self efficacy Self regulation
Goal setting
Reinforcement
In-company mindfulness training
Facilitate formulation of goals and reflection
Providing positive feedback
Exercises aimed at enlarging sense of control over behaviour and beliefs of efficacy.
E-coaching: Employees formulate goals and reflect in logbook. Coach reads and stimulates reflection
In-company mindfulness training: trainer provides positive feedback
E-coaching: coach provides positive feedback
Organisational based self-esteem Self regulation
Goal setting
Reinforcement
In-company mindfulness training
Facilitate formulation of goals and reflection
Providing positive feedback
Exercises aimed at self esteem at work.
E-coaching: Employees formulate goals and reflect in logbook. Coach reads and stimulates reflection
In-company mindfulness training: trainer provides positive feedback
E-coaching: coach provides positive feedback
Optimism Self regulation In-company mindfulness training Exercises aimed at optimism
Social support Mobilising social support Form groups or pairs Group and duo discussions in in-company mindfulness sessions to discuss exercises. Finding a buddy is stimulated during the sessions.