"Capable of working succesfully"

About Us

Ruth Hekman

I am Ruth Hekman, 31 years old and living in Hengelo, the Netherlands. I am originally from this area in the East of the Netherlands called Twente but I have lived and worked in London for the past 4 years. In London, I have worked for the University of Roehampton as a lecturer and researcher. In 2021 I obtained my PhD in organisational psychology. My PhD focussed on the individual experience of engagement at work.

About Viable Consultancy

Viable Consultancy strives to help organisations and their employees to work successfully; capable to working successfully. We advise organisations concerning employee productivity, engagement and sustainable careers. Our mission is that all people enjoy going to work, are productive and efficient, and add more value, to their organisation.

Recent publications


New eBook: Hybrid working

Together with Workwize, dr. Ruth Hekman launched an eBook on hybrid working titled: Hybrid Working: Principles and Challenges. This book offers theoretical information as well as practical support on how to develop a hybrid working strategy.

Three tips for engaged employees

Start realising engaged employees today. 1. Listen! After a while we become blind for someone else’s work experience because we are so tight up in our own work experience. This causes us to listen selectively and manage our employees according to our own experiences. This is fatal for your employee engagement.

Whitepaper: Hybride working, the approach

Working from home, whether hybrid or fully remote, has been integrated in the working life of many people. Nonetheless, this is only the beginning, as the ability to work from home is quickly becoming a crucial employment aspect when attracting talent.

Viable in NRC: Most employees are trustworthy. Trust them.

For the Dutch national newspaper NRC, Ruth Hekman wrote the article: Most employees are trustworthy. Trust them. This article was published in the NRC issue on the 20th of April, 2021 and online on www.nrc.nl. The article is only available in Dutch. The article critiques the use of 'spying software' to check on employees who work from home. This software is inefficient, does not say much and creates distrust from the employees towards the employer. Most employees are trustworthy, trust them.

“But we already have yoga?!”

When I tell friends and family about my business they often tell me: ”My organisation is great in this sense, they even offer yoga sessions!”. Now, I think it is great that organisations stimulate something like yoga, I can imagine that it must be amazing, as an employee, to start your day like that.