Dr. Anna Brzykcy
Office hours: by appointment (please e-mail)
Room: Leopoldstrasse 139, 3rd floor, Room 309
E-Mail: anna.brzykcy (at) tum.de
Dr. Anna Brzykcy is a Postdoctoral Researcher with the TUM School of Management and Learning and Development Expert with the TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning (TUM IL3). She graduated from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) with a PhD in Management (with the highest distinction) and successfully completed a three-year program in systemic therapy by the International Society for Systemic Therapy in Heidelberg. She studied Psychology and German Philology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, and Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland).
Her research program comprises three major foci: (1) effects between new forms of work, job crafting, and occupational health, (2) stigma and active management of diversity and inclusion, and (3) leadership with a particular emphasis on the management of mental health problems in organizations.
As Learning and Development Expert she uses her expertise in leadership and diversity research as well as systemic therapy to develop various learning opportunities and leadership tools (e.g., leadership profile, TUM leadership toolbox) for executive and academic leaders. She also hosts the podcast series “Leadership Matters” where she discusses topics around leadership, health, and diversity management with outstanding experts from research and practice.
She is the conceptual lead of the certificate program “Leadership & Mental Health” (Gesundes Führen) targeting leaders of small and medium-sized companies. The major goal of this program is to educate and empower leaders to become proactive managers of potential mental health issues in their teams.
As senior lecturer at TUM IL3, she offers workshops, keynotes, and leadership coaching. She is also scientific advisor for customized programs.
|since 04/2021||Postdoctoral Researcher | Learning & Development Expert | TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning | Conceptual Lead of the Certificate Program “Leadership & Mental Health” (Gesund(es) Führen) | Senior Lecturer and Scientific Advisor for customized study programs|
|09/2021||PhD in Management (with the highest distinction) | University of St. Gallen, Switzerland | Advisors: Prof. Stephan Böhm, Prof. Wolfgang Jenewein|
|09/2021||Systemic Therapist | International Society for Systemic Therapy, Heidelberg, Germany|
|01/2019 – 12/2020||Team Lead | Postdoctoral Researcher | Chair of Research and Science Management | Technical University of Munich (TUM)|
|02/2015 – 12/2018||PhD Candidate | Research Associate | Center for Disability and Integration, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland|
|12/2013 – 01/2015||Working student | Siemens Global Learning Campus | Siemens AG, Munich, Germany|
|03/2013 – 01/2015||Research Assistant at the TUM Chair for Strategy and Organization|
|09/2012 – 09/2014||M.Sc. Psychology: Learning Sciences | Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany|
|04/2012 – 08/2012||Exchange semester | Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany|
|10/2009 – 03/2012||Magister study program in Psychology | Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland|
|10/2007 – 09/2011||BA in German Philology | Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland|
Peer-reviewed publications and conference proceedings
Brzykcy, A. Z., & Boehm, S. A. (2021). No such thing as a free ride: The impact of disability labels on relationship building at work. Human Relations. https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726721991609
Brzykcy, A. Z., Boehm, S. A., & Baldridge, D. C. (2019). Fostering sustainable careers across the lifespan: The role of disability, idiosyncratic deals and perceived work ability. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 112, 185-198. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2019.02.001.
Practitioner oriented articles and book chapters
Brzykcy, A. Z., & Kreissner, L. (2021). Darüber sprechen wir zu wenig. Führung von psychisch belasteten Mitarbeitenden. Personal in Hochschule und Wissenschaft entwickeln.
Boehm, S. A., Baumgaertner, M. K., & Brzykcy, A. Z. (2020). The role of leadership behavior for workplace inclusion and job retention of employees with psychological disabilities. In Fielden, A., Moore, M., & Wright, E. (Eds.). The Palgrave Handbook of Disability at Work. Palgrave Macmillian.
Boehm, S.A., Dwertmann, D., Brzykcy, A. Z. (2018). Behinderungsbedingtes Stigma – Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze. PERSONALquarterly., 4, 28-33.
Boehm, S, A., Baumgaertner, M., Breier, C., Brzykcy, A. Z., Goetz, T., Kreissner, L., & Walther, M. (2018). Gesundheitliche Effekte der Digitalisierung am Arbeitsplatz – eine Längsschnittanalyse. Studie der Universität St. Gallen.
Boehm, S, A., Baumgaertner, M., Breier, C., Brzykcy, A. Z., Kaufmann, F., Kreiner P., Kreissner, L. M., Loki, B. (2017). Lebensqualität und Lebenszufriedenheit von Berufstätigen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland: Ergebnisse einer bevölkerungsrepräsentativen. Studie der Universität St. Gallen.
Featured in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Berliner Morgenpost, SWR aktuell
Boehm, S, A., Bourovoi, K., Brzykcy, A. Z., Kreissner, L. M., & Breier, C. (2016). Auswirkungen der Digitalisierung auf die Gesundheit von Berufstätigen: Eine bevölkerungsrepräsentative Studie in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Studie der Universität St. Gallen.
Featured in Die Welt, Berliner Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, FOCUS online
Conference presentations (selected)
Brzykcy, A., Goetz, T., Rönkkö, M., & Boehm, A. S. (2022, August). Direction of the effect between work-family conflict and psychological strain: A replication and extension study. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Seattle, USA.
Brzykcy, A. Z. (2019, April). Do teleworkers sleep better? Evidence from a matching estimator. Paper presented at the seminar of the Organizations Research Group (ORG) at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany.
Brzykcy, A. Z. (2018, October). Do teleworkers sleep better? Evidence from a matching estimator. Paper presented during the Business Lunch Seminar series at the University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Brzykcy, A. Z., & Boehm, S. A. (2018, September). Disability and socialization at work: Causal evidence from a regression discontinuity approach. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the German Academic Association for Business Research, Munich, Germany. Best Paper Award Winner, Annual Meeting of the German Academic Association for Business Research 2018.
Brzykcy, A. Z., & Boehm, S. A. (2018, August). Does having a severe disability lead to decreased socialization opportunities at work? Causal evidence from a regression discontinuity approach. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, USA.
Brzykcy, A. Z., Boehm, S. A., & Baldridge, D. (2017, August). Idiosyncratic deals, work ability and turnover: Toward greater understanding of disability type. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, USA.
Scholarships and Awards
Brzykcy, A. Z., Hauser, A., Kraus, B., & Peus, C. Gesund(es) Führen – Wie Führungskräfte psychische Gesundheit am Arbeitsplatz ermöglichen, fördern und erhalten. REACT-EU Grant, EUR 389.308,47 over three years. Awarded in November 2021.
Impact Award of the University of St. Gallen 2019 granted for the data science project “Success factors for job retention of persons with mental health illnesses” (in cooperation with the Social Insurance Institution of the Canton of Zurich).
Best Paper Award granted for the paper “No such thing as a free ride: The impact of disability labels on relationship building at work”, Annual Meeting of the German Academic Association for Business Research, Munich, Germany, September 2018.
Podcast series “Leadership Matters”
Episode 1: Leadership and health: Does bad leadership make people sick? Podcast with Prof. Harald Gündel, Medical Director of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the University Clinic Ulm. Available via Spotify.
Episode 2: Leadership and reintegration after a mental health crisis: What does a sustainable return to work look like? Podcast with Ute Schröder, an expert in workplace reintegration management and research associate at the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Available via Spotify.