Field of work Organizational Psychology


Start of the Competence Center RessourcE

Dr. Julian Decius, in cooperation with Dr. Peter Bleses from the Institute for Work and Economy (iaw), has acquired the BMBF-funded regional competence center for labor research "RessourcenEntwicklung in Dienstleistungsarbeit" (RessourcE) for a five-year period starting July 1, 2023. Twenty funded partners from the North-West of Germany are involved in the project network.

The competence center aims to strengthen the competitiveness of regional companies in the logistics sector (including port operations) and in the healthcare industry, with a particular focus on qualification and competence development for workers in low-skilled jobs, as well as health-promoting and technically-supported work and a positive leadership culture. On the RessourcE Competence Advisory Board, Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann will represent the topic of "Data-based human resource management", Prof. Dr. André Heinemann the topic of "Regional economic fiscal analyses", and Dr. Katharina Klug the topic of "Health-oriented leadership".

Group photo of all project members

People and topics

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Learning processes over time

This topic focuses on how (informal) learning behavior in organizations changes over days, weeks, and months. Moreover, we analyze the dynamics of work-related learning and how learning trajectories differ between employees.

Ein Modell einer Montagehalle mit der Aufschrift "Technikstation".

Designing work contexts

The goal of this thematic focus is to examine conducive conditions for work-related learning, employability, and organizational development, both by managers (e.g., shaping learning culture) and by employees (e.g., job crafting).

Eine Person bedient ein Tablet.

New Work requires New Learning

This topic is dedicated to the question of how employees in dynamic work environments can be empowered to learn "what they really, really want" in a self-directed way. The "Learning Opportunities Perception Potential", which helps employees to grasp learning opportunities, is considered crucial here.