Industrial-organizational research and structuring pursue the aim of highlighting, protecting and promoting the speciality of human beings compared to any other (e.g. economic and technical) systems. Thus, work activities and organizational structures shall be shaped in such a way that they correspond to the criteria of stress-free as well as personality-enhancing work and to long-term efficiency criteria likewise. However the overlapping range of such a humanization of work and its increase in efficiency may be assessed – for submitting any well-founded proposals in this regard some applicable concepts which (among others) have been and are developed within the industrial-organizational psychology are required.
Main research involves the following fields:
- Theory of human acting (at work) and its psychological regulation
- Development and adjustment of job evaluation procedures
- Work and health (notably risk assessment)
- Work and culture
- Patient satisfaction
- Gender and work
- Analysis of unpaid work (e.g. housework and family work, civic commitment) as well as
- Reconcilableness of professional and any other activities (family, political or cultural commitment, etc.).