Dr. Anna Brzykcy

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E-Mail: anna.brzykcy (at) tum.de

Dr. Anna Brzykcy is a Postdoctoral Researcher at TUM School of Management and Learning and Development Expert at 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 two major foci: (1) effects between new forms of work, job crafting, and occupational health, (2) leadership with a particular emphasis on leader-follower interactions and management of mental health problems in organizations.

As Learning and Development Expert she uses her expertise in leadership research and systemic therapy to develop various learning opportunities and leadership tools (e.g., leadership profile, TUM leadership toolbox) for executive and academic leaders.

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.

 

Short Bio

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 Postdoctoral Researcher and Project Leader | Chair of Research and Science Management | Technical University of Munich (TUM)
02/2015 – 12/2018 Research Associate and PhD Researcher | 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

Publications

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 WinnerAnnual 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.

Other

Podcasts

Podcast with Prof. Harald Gündel about the effects of leadership on psychosomatic health. Soon available via Spotify.

Podcast with Ute Schröder about return to work after mental crises. Soon available via Spotify.