High work intensity (WI) is experienced by employees as time and performance pressure (TPP). It is considered a key psychosocial risk factor, which must be countered by appropriate occupational health and safety measures. In several projects, the Federal Institute of Occupational Health and Safety investigates the operational implementation and work design task to determine
Content-analytical thematic analyses of 79 guideline-supported interviews from two studies (Study 1: actor perspective, Study 2: employee perspective) show that two factors hinder actors from implementing suitable measures: the complexity of the formation conditions and perceived limited scope for work design. Both factors are further differentiated regarding high imbalance/TPP. Furthermore, considering the two perspectives simultaneously, we address and discuss various approaches to counter high imbalance/TPP at different company levels.
Please download the article "Designing Work to Reduce Time and Performance Pressures. Challenges and Approaches in the Context of Psychosocial Risk Management" (in German only).
K. Schuller, A. Schulz-Dadaczynski:
Arbeitsgestaltung bei hoher Arbeitsintensität und Zeit- und Leistungsdruck. Herausforderungen und Herangehensweisen im Rahmen der Gefährdungsbeurteilung psychischer Belastung.
in: Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie A&O, Volume 66, Issue 6 2022. pages 198-212, Project number: F 2358, PDF file, DOI: 10.1026/0932-4089/a000396
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