Digitalisation leads to changing working conditions in various areas of logistics, including intralogistics as well as postal and delivery services. For both groups, working conditions are considered extremely stressful. However, the interplay between these and work ability have not yet been sufficiently investigated. To explain this relationship, an extension of the job demands-resources model as theoretical foundation as well as data from Working Time Survey conducted by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health for empirical testing is used. Both intralogistics and postal and delivery services are compared with each other by group comparisons and regression models.
Practical Relevance: The findings presented in this article can serve as a basis for a preventive design of work systems. In particular, they illustrate the conditional relationship between technical and social aspects. In addition, they show specific starting points for interventions for both occupational groups regarding the technical design of work systems as well as organisational resources.
This article is published in the Journal "Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft" (2020)
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M. Certa, T. Schröder:
Die Logistik im Fokus empirischer Analysen: Arbeitsbedingungen und Arbeitsfähigkeit in der Lagerwirtschaft sowie den Post- und Zustelldiensten.
in: Zeitschrift für Arbeitswissenschaft 2020. pages 1-15, Project number: F 2420, DOI: 10.1007/s41449-020-00233-8
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