One of the challenges in the Northwestern MSLOC program is digesting all of the models that are thrown at us in quick succession. Some (very few!) models make immediate sense, and I strive to incorporate them into my work immediately. Some don’t make sense at all, or seem unconvincing, and those I set aside for the future. But others, like Schaufeli’s Job Demands-Resources model, make sense, but I know I need more time to fully digest the model and make sense of it. I’ve had plenty of time to think about it, and recently, wildly escalating job demands, driven by a recent restructure, have really made this model come home to me. My challenging work environment has driven me to a little insight—seeing the model as an equation—that I’ll write about in another post.