Work Organisation

The world of work is evolving and companies are changing with it. They also have a duty to put suitable forms of occupational safety and health (OSH) provision in place for their employees.

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Human-centred working conditions depend partly on the right organisational arrangements being made in the workplace. Executives and managers in particular play a key role in this respect. At the same time, they are also affected by the changes taking place.

The human-centred design of work is particularly challenging when a job involves a variety of physical and mental demands, such as  in inpatient and outpatient nursing, where the close connection between OSH provision and organisations’ success becomes clear. Only if working conditions are attractive for employees will it be possible to attract enough people to the care professions in future.

Flexible forms of employment such as temporary work, fixed-term contracts and solo self-employment are becoming increasingly important. Mobile working using information and communication technologies outside the premises of an organisation or workplace has also become widespread. This makes it all the more important to recognise the opportunities and risks of these forms of employment and work for people’s health and to take them into account when designing workplaces.

Research Projects

Project numberF 2454 StatusCompleted Project Health-promoting interventions for workers and teams with location- and time-flexible work designs

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Project numberF 2455 StatusOngoing Project Cognitive Ergonomics of using ICT for Mobile Knowledge Work in public transportation

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Project numberF 2519 StatusCompleted Project Working from home and mobile working: Ensuring safety and health holistically

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Project numberF 2555 StatusOngoing Project Hybrid, location-flexible, multi-local working? Science in dialogue

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Project numberF 2253 StatusCompleted Project Development and testing of an evaluation tool for ward management for work organization of hospital wards

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Project numberF 2464 StatusOngoing Project Exemplary testing of the manual-based implementation of "good work organisation" in a rehabilitation centre

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Project numberF 2521 StatusOngoing Project Good work organisation in home care: Investigation of work stressors and strain

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Project numberF 2541 StatusOngoing Project Interventions focusing on work organisation as a part of pandemic management in inpatient care services

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Project numberF 2340 StatusCompleted Project Development and piloting of training tools for middle managers and employee representatives to support successful restructuring

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Project numberF 2353 StatusCompleted Project Mental health in the working world - determining the current state of scientific evidence

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Project numberF 2372 StatusCompleted Project Learning-relevant characteristics of work design in the service-sector: The role of leadership

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Project numberF 2305 StatusCompleted Project Restructuring in companies in terms of quality and size - a review

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Project numberF 2504 StatusCompleted Project Leadership and Management

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Project numberF 2436 StatusCompleted Project Leadership and organisation in the changing world

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Project numberF 2549 StatusOngoing Project Leader and employee well-being in organisational change

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Project numberF 2371 StatusCompleted Project Demands and resources of self-employment without personnel and multiple job holding

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Project numberF 2532 StatusCompleted Project European Survey of Enterprises on New and Emerging Risks (ESENER)

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Project numberF 2505 StatusCompleted Project Technical and organisational occupational safety

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Publications

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Decent Ward Organisation - A Guide for Nursing Teams in Hospitals

baua: Guidance 2024

More and more people have to cared for by professional nurses every day. Thus, nursing work is an essential cornerstone of our …

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Empirical Followership Research Since the Publication of the Formal Theory of Followership by Uhl-Bien et al. (2014) - A Systematic Review

Article 2024

Since Uhl-Bien et al. (2014) presented their Formal Theory of Followership (FTF), followership research has been perceived as an …

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Leader-member exchange differentiation and followers' psychological strain: exploring relations on the individual and on the team-level

Article 2024

Due to social comparison in the team, leader-member exchange (LMX) differentiation has been shown to play a crucial role for …

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Perceived changes in the workload of home care nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic: Results of an online survey

Article 2024

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic posed major challenges to the health care system, particularly to nursing. Intensive care was …

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Relationship between occupational health and safety organization and risk assessment

Article 2024

Using data of the German subsample of the European survey of enterprises on new and emerging risks (ESENER) 2014 and 2019, this …

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The analysis of collective orientation and process feedback in relation to coordination and performance in interdependently working teams

Article 2024

Effective teamwork is not only essential for teams themselves, but also for organizations and our society. To facilitate team …

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The Fair Share - Multilevel Distributive Justice as Cross-Level Moderator for the Impact of Restructuring Perceptions

Article 2024

Drawing on the conservation of resources (COR) theory, we analyze multilevel restructuring impact perceptions and their …

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Understanding moral distress in home-care nursing: An interview study

Article 2024

Background: Moral distress is a far-reaching problem for nurses in different settings as it threatens their health.

Aim: This …

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Unveiling the interplay between leadership behavior and leader well-being: a person-centered approach

Article 2024

Purpose: Drawing on COR theory and based on a person-centered approach, this study aims to explore profiles of both leadership …

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When help is not wanted: Frustrated needs and poor after-work recovery as consequences of unwanted help at work

Article 2024

Instrumental help and support in the workplace are mostly associated with outcomes that are considered desirable for …

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