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 StatusOngoing Project Intervention for health-promoting dealing with flexible forms of work regarding place and time of employees and teams in organizations

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

Essay 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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(In)equality at the workplace? Differences in occupational safety and health measures during the COVID-19 pandemic and related employee health

Essay 2023

The complete article "(In)equality at the workplace? Differences in occupational safety and health measures during the COVID-19 …

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A context-specific analysis of ethical principles relevant for AI-assisted decision-making in health care

Essay 2023

Artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted technologies may exert a profound impact on social structures and practices in care …

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Comparing Web-Based and Blended Training for Coping With Challenges of Flexible Work Designs: Randomized Controlled Trial

Essay 2023

Background: Workers with flexible work designs (FWDs) face specific challenges, such as difficulties in detaching from work, …

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Does Working from Home Improve the Temporal Alignment of Work and Private Life? Differences Between Telework and Informal Overtime at Home by Gender and Family Responsibilities

Essay 2023

The complete article "Does Working from Home Improve the Temporal Alignment of Work and Private Life? Differences Between …

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Followership styles scrutinized: temporal consistency and relationships with job attitudes and self-efficacy

Essay 2023

While followership has been repeatedly acknowledged as an important part of leadership, key questions are still awaiting …

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How does telework modify informal workplace learning and how can supervisors provide support?

Essay 2023

In our conceptional contribution to the journal “Group. Interaction. Organization.” (GIO), we analyze how telework affects …

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In what ways does age-differentiated leadership influence employee health?

Essay 2023

According to Wegge et al. (2014), leadership behavior can affect employee health in several ways. The model describes leaders …

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Individual and work-related challenges of nursing personnel in inpatient care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany

Essay 2023

Nursing personnel are among the largest and most heavily burdened professional groups in Germany, even before the coronavirus …

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Job demands and resources as drivers of exhaustion and leaving intentions: a prospective analysis with geriatric nurses

Essay 2023

Background: Nurses show a high prevalence of exhaustion and increased leaving intentions. With this study, we integrate …

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