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News

New book on HR Analytics

We would like to draw your attention to the new book on the topic of " HR-Analytics – Eine Einführung in ganzheitliches datengestütztes Personalmanagement [HR Analytics - An Introduction to Holistic Data-Driven HR Management]" by Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann, together with Prof. Dr. Annette Kluge and Dr. Greta Ontrup, which will be published in May 2023. www.hogrefe.com/de/shop/hr-analytics-97190.html 

The future of human resources is data-driven. This book shows how HR analytics can contribute to the strategic success of a company and which framework conditions must be observed to ensure acceptance by all groups of people involved in the company. HR analytics encompasses all processes in which employee data is collected, evaluated and processed in such a way that the analysis results can be used as a basis for decision-making on strategic corporate issues.

This book provides basic knowledge on the topic from an industrial and organizational psychology perspective and offers a guide for responsible design of HR analytics projects. This book is intended for: Lecturers and students in Psychology (master program) with a focus on industrial, organizational and/or business psychology at universities. Practitioners such as HR managers, executives, HR and organizational developers, consultants, or HR psychologists who would like to familiarize themselves with the topic from the perspective of IO psychology.

Christimas greetings from the 'Gemeinsam Stark'-project

The year 2022 is coming to an end and the 'Gemeinsam Stark'-team wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Absolventenfeier

Segnitz Prize for Dr. Michèle Rieth

On Thursday, November 17, 2022, the graduation ceremony of the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics of the University of Bremen took place in the Glocke Bremen. Dr. Michèle Rieth (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann) won this year's Segnitz Prize for outstanding doctoral theses with her dissertation on the topic "Effects of Increasing Automation on Employees in High Reliability Organizations - An Analysis of the Changed Work Role and Requirements in Consideration of Work Design Using the Example of Air Traffic Controllers". The prize is endowed with a total of € 10.000 and was divided among three dissertations this year. In addition to Dr. Michèle Rieth, Dr. Daniel Metko (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thorsten Poddig) and Dr. Max Brauckmann (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Jochen Zimmermann) also received the prize. Congratulations to the winners!

Participation in the International Astronautical Congress in Paris

The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) took place in Paris from the 18th until the 22nd of September, 2022. The IAC aims to gather all the different stakeholders from the space community: entrepreneurs, scientists, manufacturers and many more. The two PhD students Ksenia Appelganc (FB 07, Business Psychology and Human Resources) and Daniel Vrankar (FB 07, Financial Services and Financial Technology) got the chance to attend the IAC for the “Humans on Mars” initiative. The IAC started with an exciting opening ceremony and a welcome reception on Sunday. The next days were full of inspiring presentations and fruitful discussion. One of the presentations on Wednesday was held by Dr. Christiane Heinicke (ZARM) who introduced our research project “The Living Habitat” (partners: Paul Große-Maestrup, Saurabh Band, Prof. Anna Förster, Prof. Vera Hagemann) to the space community. In between, Ksenia and Daniel, representing the "Humans on Mars" initiative, had many interesting conversations at the congress booth of Bremen, the city of space.

22nd Workshop Psychology of Occupational Safety and Health

From September, 5th - 7th, Lena Heinemann and her project partner Fabienne Aust (University of Lübeck) were able to present the project "Team Training Fire Fighting" at the 22nd PASIG workshop in Gera and come into contact with many experts from the field of occupational safety. We are pleased about the valuable feedback and the exciting exchange. The two contributions can be read in the PASIG workshop volume - feel free to take a look (the two contributions are listed under Publications)

Vortrag PASIG
Vortrag PASIG
Vortrag PASIG

Participation in the 52nd congress of the DGPs in Hildesheim

From September 12 to 15, 2022, the conference of the "Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie" (DGPs) will take place in Hildesheim. The Department of Business Psychology & Human Resources will be represented this year with a total of four contributions.

The presentation papers are:

  • Non-technical skills in firefighting - Evaluation of a team training for less stress and more safety in firefighting operations (Heinemann, Aust, Holtz, Peifer & Hagemann).
  • Adaptable Automation as a Solution for a More Human-centered Design? - The Impact on Perceived Competence and Autonomy (Rieth, Onnasch & Hagemann)
  • The interaction of Teamwork Processes, Collective Orientation and Stress during a simulated Mars Mission in the Crew and Support Teams (Hagemann, Watermann & Heinicke)
  • The mediated effect of communication on team performance in interdependently working teams during a simulated Mars Mission (Watermann, Hagemann & Heinicke)

Prof. Vera Hagemann, Lena Heinemann, Michèle Rieth, and Lara Watermann are looking forward to participate in the congress and to exchange ideas with colleagues.

Universitaet Hildesheim Neubau Luebecker Strasse
Humans on Mars

Kick-off event of the "Humans on Mars" initiative

On the 8th of July, 2022 Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann and Ksenia Appelganc attended the first official kick-off event of the “Human on Mars” initiative. The researchers from all seed projects of the initiative came together at Haus der Wissenschaft in Bremen to meet each other in person and to get more familiar with the different projects. More pictures and information about this event and the project can be found here.

Publikation

New publication by Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann and Lena Heinemann

New publication by Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann and Lena Heinemann on the connection between experienced goal conflicts in operations and risky decision making
We would like to draw your attention to the paper "Risky decision making due to goal conflicts in firefighting - debriefing as a countermeasure to enhance safety behaviour". Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann published this paper together with Ms. Lena Heinemann and three other authors in the journal Safety.
The publication is freely available here.

Mental Stress and Strain Assessment in Digital Work

New Publication from J. Meinecke and Prof. V. Hagemann

We would like to draw your attention to the paper "Mental Stress and Strain Assessment in Digital Work: The Measurement Instrument MESTAT for Employees and Leaders". Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann published this paper together with Mr. Jonathan Meinecke and five other authors in the German Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology (DOI: doi.org/10.1026/0932-4089/a000387 Online First).

Analoge Astronauten während eines Außeneinsatzes

INTERTEAM has started in the Negev Desert in Israel

After intensive preparations, the isolation phase of the 13th analogue Mars mission AMADEE-20 of the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) began on 11 October 2021. More than 25 experiments will be carried out, including the INTERTEAM project of the University of Bremen. INTERTEAM is a cooperation between the Chair of Business Psychology and Human Resources and ZARM under the direction of Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann and Dr.-Ing. Christiane Heinicke. The project researches team processes, cohesion and the performance of interdependent working teams. More

Foto vor dem Feuerwehrauto

Dress rehearsal in the project "Strong together" was successful

On the weekend (17. & 18.9.) we were finally able to put the results of the first one and a half years of the project into practice and carry out our freshly developed team training with firefighters of the volunteer fire department of the joint municipality Thedinghausen - local fire department Riede. With numerous case studies, exercises and discussions, various areas of teamwork in fire protection operations were addressed. We had a lot of fun to finally present our elaborations to the target group and are grateful for the input and feedback of the participants. In the next step, we will conduct the training with trainees of the Cologne Fire Department to evaluate its effectiveness.

The aim of the DGUV-funded third-party project "Strong Together - Team Training Firefighting" is to develop, implement and evaluate a professional team training concept for fire protection training that is specially adapted to this target group. The training aims to improve the team processes in operational force structures in terms of non-technical skills such as communication, coordination, decision-making and leadership behavior, for greater safety and less stress during operations.

Publikation

New Publication from Michèle Rieth and Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann

We are pleased to share our new publication “Automation as an equal team player for humans? - A view into the field and implications for research and practice” in the journal “Applied Ergonomics” (Q1 Journal). It deals with teamwork between humans and automation, known as "Human-Autonomy Teaming" (HAT), which is becoming increasingly possible as a result of technical advances.

Based on 28 international expert interviews, we analyze the practical reality and feasibility of HAT, taking into account the current possibilities of various industries and science. In addition, from an expert's point of view, the requirements for HAT are identified that are necessary in order to be able to use automation as effectively as possible in the sense of a team player for humans. Those aspects are transferred into a model and the need for further research in the area of ​​HAT is derived. The results show that the concept of the HAT is hardly applied in practice but that the scientifically discussed topics are relevant to practice. Today's technology is far from being able to meet the identified requirements for successful HAT. It is now up to researchers and practitioners to jointly pave the way for a successful HAT, whereby the presented model and the identified research needs can serve as orientation.

The publication is currently freely available here.

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New third-party funded project KARAT

The project "Artificial intelligence for healthy work in driving professions: Workload and Safety in Traffic and Transport (KARAT)" implements an employee-oriented AI application to support the driving professions in Germany. By using individual data, physiological reactions and driving data as well as publicly available data (e.g. weather data, major events, traffic situations), an analysis of workload based on machine learning is developed. This application allows the prognosis of the individually health and work related optimal travel and shift scheduling and suggests measures for stress reduction as well as optimal work, assignment and route planning.

Das Projektkonsortium besteht aus den erfahrenen Forschungspartnern FOM Hochschule Essen (Koordination), Universität BremenUniversität Duisburg-Essen und Universität Hohenheim sowie den Praxispartnern Duisport-Gruppe (Duisburg), dem KMU-Transport­unternehmen Sherwood (Köln) und dem Speditionsverband VSL NRW (Düsseldorf).

 

New Publication by Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann

We would like to draw your attention on the book "Künstliche Intelligenz in Wirtschaft & Gesellschaft". In this book Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann and three other authors publish the book chapter: "Künstliche Intelligenz zur Unterstützung neuer Arbeitswelten in Produktion und Logistik" (S. 155-167).

Members of the University of Bremen have free access to this book as an e-book in the library. 
You can find it under the following link: https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-658-29550-9

 

Reagenzgläser mit verschiedenfarbigen Flüssigkeiten.

New research project approved

Starts soon: Strong together - professional team training for more safety and less stress in fire fighting

Dealing with dangerous situations and stress is part of the work of firefighters. According to the accident statistics of the German Statutory Accident Insurance (DGUV) for volunteer fire brigades, accidents and injuries occur repeatedly during emergency response and especially during firefighting. Understanding and applying effective teamwork processes within the emergency force structures (group, squadron, troop) can reduce accidents during stressful situations. Teamwork processes can already be specifically trained in fire safety training, although such training is not yet provided for in previous training guidelines.
The aim of our project is therefore to develop, implement and evaluate a professional team training concept for fire protection training that is specially tailored to fire protection. The aim of the training is to improve the team processes in emergency response structures with regard to non-technical skills such as communication, coordination, decision making and management behaviour, for more safety and less stress in operations. These are conveyed in a practice-oriented manner using typical fire brigade case studies and trained in practical deployment exercises.

Project partners are: Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann (University of Bremen), Jun.-Prof. Dr. Corinna Peifer (Ruhr-University Bochum), Jessica Freywald (Professional Fire Department Cologne), Maik Holtz (Professional Fire Department Cologne)

The project was approved by the DGUV and is expected to start in spring 2020. In addition to material and travel expenses, Prof. Hagemann was also granted a position for a scientific employee for 3 years.



Das Projekt wurde von der DGUV bewilligt, Projektstart ist voraussichtlich Frühjahr 2020. Neben Sach- und Reisekosten wurde Prof. Hagemann auch eine Stelle für eine/n wissenschaftliche/n MitarbeiterIn für 3 Jahre bewilligt.

Visit to the AOW Conference in Braunschweig

From 25 to 27 September, the conference of the DGP's Section for Work, Organisational and Economic Psychology (AOW) took place in Braunschweig.
This year Michèle Rieth, Martina Schaper and Prof. Vera Hagemann were present for a professional exchange. For the presentation of current research results from the Diamant project, Martina Schaper presented a poster on the topic "Development of a Risk Assessment - Assessment of the Hazard Potential of Digitized Workplaces". Michèle Rieth presented concepts and initial findings during her doctorate in her lecture on "Analysis of Competence Requirements for Employees in High Reliability Organizations due to the Introduction of Automation". Vera Hagemann gave a lecture on Wednesday on "Analysis of the effects of process feedback on resource- and goal-oriented communication to support teamwork processes" and on Thursday on "Cooperation on the rails: effective design of non-technical skill training for train drivers". Another very important and topical topic at the conference was Human Resource Analytics, and how we can prepare our students of work, organizational and business psychology for these developments in practice.

New Publication by Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann

We would like to draw your attention to the book "Arbeitswelten der Zukunft". In this book Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann and four other authors publish the book chapter: "Arbeitswelten der Logistik im Wandel - Gestaltung digitisierter Arbeit im Kontext des Internet der Dinge und von Industrie 4.0." (pp. 67-85). Students of the University of Bremen have free access to this book as an e-book in the library. 
You can find it under the following link: https://www.springer.com/de/book/9783658233969#aboutBook

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Kick-off event of the DIAMANT project in Bonn

On 06.12.18 the kick-off meeting of the project "Digitalized Ideas and Work Management in Production, Logistics and Trade" (DIAMANT) took place in Bonn. The internal project meeting of the partners served the personal presentation of relevant questions, the exchange of experiences in the implementation of digitization in companies as well as the team building for the joint project work in the next three years. The participants were the University of Trier (project coordinator), the University of Bremen, the FOM University, the University of Duisburg-Essen, Balcke-Dürr, BOGE and REWE.

Gebäude in Frankfurt

Congress of the German Society of Psychology in Frankfurt

From 15 to 20 September 2018, the 51st Congress of the German Society of Psychology took place in Frankfurt am Main under the motto "Psychology Shapes". 

The program was very diversified and the Göthe-University Frankfurt as organizer of the congress welcomed us in best weather. On Thursday, September 20, Professor Hagemann gave her lecture on "Interrelations between individual and team-level process feedback and collective orientation, need for cognition and interdependent team performance". 

Information about the congress and impressions can be found here: 
https://www.dgpskongress.de/frontend/index.php?folder_id=219

 

 

Studierende im Gespräch in einem Seminarraum.

International Teams and Diversity - Project Module with ZF Friedrichshafen AG

The project module, of the fifth semester in the focus "Behavior-oriented WiWi" in the Bachelor BWL, will take place in cooperation with ZF Friedrichshafen AG this year. 
The topic of the project module is: "International Teams and Diversity". 

We are very pleased to welcome the entire ZF Friedrichshafen AG team to our university in October. 

The kick-off event will take place on Tuesday, 16.10.2018, at 16:00 in the WiWi 1 building, room A1030. 

Gebäude in Frankfurt

Lecture at the Congress of the German Society of Psychology

From 15 to 20 September 2018, the 51st Congress of the German Society of Psychology will take place in Frankfurt am Main under the motto "Psychology Shapes".

On Thursday, September 20, Professor Hagemann will give her lecture on "Interrelations between Individual- and Team-Level Process Feedback and Collective Orientation, Need for Cognition and Interdependent Team Performance".

Information about the congress and the program can be found here:
https://www.dgpskongress.de/frontend/index.php?folder_id=117

 

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Final Presentation in the Project Module with ZF Friedrichshafen AG

The project module, of the fifth semester in the focus "Behavior-oriented WiWi" in the Bachelor BWL, took place this year in cooperation with ZF Friedrichshafen AG. The topic of the project module was: "International Teams and Diversity".

On January 29, 2019, the final presentation took place as part of the project module. We welcomed the ZF Friedrichshafen AG team to the final presentation at the University of Bremen.
The project module was very successful and we look forward to continuing our cooperation in the future. 

Promotionskolloquium Michèle Rieth

Successful PhD graduation of Dr. Michèle Rieth

Dr. Michèle Rieth successfully defended her PhD thesis on the topic of "Effects of Increasing Automation on Employees in High Reliability Organizations - An Analysis of the Changed Work Role and Requirements in Consideration of Work Design Using the Example of Air Traffic Controllers" under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann on 19th September, 2022. She will continue to work as a PostDoc at the Department of Business Psychology & Human Resources at the University of Bremen.

Successful participation in the 52nd Congress of the DGPs in Hildesheim

From the 12th to 15th September 2022, the 52nd Congress of the German Psychological Society(DGPs) took place in Hildesheim. On Monday, in the symposium "Factors of successful (team) work in the fire brigade and disaster control", results of the project "Team training fire fighting" were presented by Lena Heinemann and Fabienne Aust. Michèle Rieth presented her results on the topic of adaptable automation on Tuesday morning. In the afternoon, Vera Hagemann and Lara Watermann presented results from their INTERTEAM project in two presentations. On Wednesday and Thursday, the team was able to listen to many more interesting lectures. On Wednesday evening, the social evening took place in the Domäne Marienburg near Hildesheim, an atmospheric old castle. Besides the exchange with other colleagues, there was delicious food and drinks at various food trucks and an entertaining programme including a fire show.

The Department of Business Psychology & Human Resources was pleased to meet many of its colleagues in person. The contributions we presented met with a good response and the presentations by colleagues were also very informative.

Visit at Prof. Lüssem

Visit of the working area of the colleague Prof. Lüssem
On August 24, 2022 Prof. Vera Hagemann and Arnd Meiser had the nice opportunity to get to know the work area and the team of the colleague Prof. Björn Lüssem (FB01, Institute for Microsensors, -actuators, and -systems). We would like to thank him for the interesting and inspiring talks and the wonderful opportunity to have a closer look at the laboratory / clean room and the processes there. We are looking forward to further talks and future cooperations.

Successful participation in the HFES conference in Turin

From April 20-22, 2022, the conference of the "Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Europe Chapter" (HFES) was held in presence in Turin. This year's theme is "Enhancing Safety Critical Performance." This year, Prof. Vera Hagemann, Michèle Rieth, and Lara Watermann have participated with a total of five contributions in Italy:

The oral presentations were:

  • Adaptable automation and its effect on perceived competence and autonomy (Rieth, Onnasch & Hagemann)
  • Development of Teamwork Processes, Collective Orientation and Stress during a simulated Mars Mission in the Crew and Support Teams (Hagemann, Watermann & Heinicke)
  • Non-technical skills in firefighting – development, implementation, and evaluation of a team training for enhancing safety critical performance (Heinemann, Aust, Holtz, Peifer & Hagemann)

The poster contributions were:

  • Can autonomous agents lead to human-autonomy teaming? – A view into the field and implications for research and practice (Rieth & Hagemann)
  • Risky decision making due to goal conflicts in firefighting – debriefing as a countermeasure to enhance safety behaviour (Hagemann, Heinemann, Aust, Holtz & Peifer)

The Department of Business Psychology & Human Resources was pleased to have seen many colleagues in person again after a long time. The contributions we presented met with a good response and the contributions from colleagues were also very informative.

Ein Lehrender vor einer Gruppe Zuhörer in einem Seminarraum.

Participation in the HFES Conference in Turin

From April 20-22, 2022, the conference of the "Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, Europe Chapter" (HFES) will be held in presence in Turin. This year's theme is "Enhancing Safety Critical Performance." This year, Prof. Vera Hagemann, Michèle Rieth, and Lara Watermann will participate with a total of five contributions in Italy:

The oral presentations are:

  • Adaptable automation and its effect on perceived competence and autonomy (Rieth, Onnasch & Hagemann)
  • Development of Teamwork Processes, Collective Orientation and Stress during a simulated Mars Mission in the Crew and Support Teams (Hagemann, Watermann & Heinicke)
  • Non-technical skills in firefighting – development, implementation, and evaluation of a team training for enhancing safety critical performance (Heinemann, Aust, Holtz, Peifer & Hagemann)

The poster contributions are:

  • Can autonomous agents lead to human-autonomy teaming? – A view into the field and implications for research and practice (Rieth & Hagemann)
  • Risky decision making due to goal conflicts in firefighting – debriefing as a countermeasure to enhance safety behaviour (Hagemann, Heinemann, Aust, Holtz & Peifer)

The Department of Business Psychology & Human Resources is looking forward to the conference and hopes to meet many colleagues in person after a long time.

Sonnenuntergang in der Negev Wüste

INTERTEAM-Lecture at the Centre of Transformative Work Design of the Curtin University Perth

Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann will give a lecture together with Lara Watermann about the INTERTEAM project at the Centre of Transformative Work Design (Curtin University, Perth, Australia) under the direction of Prof. Sharon K. Parker. The lecture on the INTERTEAM project, which is conducted by the Chair of Business Psychology and Human Resource Management at the University of Bremen in cooperation with ZARM as part of the AMADEE-20 analogue Mars Mission, will take place digitally on Tuesday, 02 November 2021.

Bild Studie zu Covid-19

New publication from Michèle Rieth and Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann on the effects of the Covid-19 measures on employees

We are pleased to share our new publication "The Impact of Telework and Closure of Educational and Childcare Facilities on Working People During COVID-19" in the German Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology (Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie).

The study examines the impact of telework and closure of educational and childcare facilities on working people during COVID-19. We compare telework versus nontelework conditions and people with and without stay-at-home children. Data from 465 working people in Germany were collected via an online survey. People who do not work from home experienced more stress, more negative and less positive affect, less life satisfaction and trust in government, but also less loss of control over career success than those working from home. Concerning the conservation of resources theory, working from home can thus be seen as a resource gain, representing, in accordance with the self-regulation theory, a way to deal with pandemic threats. However, home office only seems to be beneficial if working conditions at home are supportive; otherwise, it is experienced as a resource threat or loss, especially with stay-at-home children.

You can find the publication freely available here.

Hörsaal

Participation in the AOWI conference in Chemnitz

From September 22 to 24 2021, the conference of the Division of Work, Organizational, Business, and Engineering Psychology (AOWI) of the German Psychological Society (DGPs) will take place in Chemnitz. This year's motto is "Sustainable interaction with people and technology". This conference is one of the most important events in the business psychology community and we are very pleased to be widely represented there.

This year, Prof. Vera Hagemann, Lena Heinemann and Michèle Rieth will be on site for a professional exchange. Specifically, the Department of Business Psychology & Human Resources will be represented with a total of two symposia and five papers. The symposia will be chaired by Prof. Hagemann, one on "Working in Times of Covid-19" and one on "Safe Teamwork and Rule Breaking in High Risk Organizations". Michèle Rieth will give a presentation on the former about the impact of Covid-19 measures on employees. Lena Heinemann and colleagues will give two presentations on the second about the development of a questionnaire to assess stressors and resources in teamwork in fire protection operations as well as their collection for the purpose of training development. Vera Hagemann will present findings from her laboratory studies on "The effects of collective orientation and process feedback on coordination and performance of interdependent teams". Michèle Rieth will additionally present findings from her doctoral dissertation in a talk titled "Key Aspects for the Implementation of Human Automation Interaction and Human Autonomy Teaming - An Expert Study". The Department of Business Psychology & Human Resources is looking forward to the conference and hopes to meet many colleagues in person again after a long time.

Detailed information on the individual contributions can be found here.

Aufmerksame Zuhörer im vollen Hörsaal.

Presentation by Prof. Vera Hagemann at the Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) information event on employee motivation in July 2021

The Bundesvereinigung Logistik (BVL) e.V., a network with over 11,000 members worldwide from industry, trade and logistics, regularly organizes online events on relevant topics, new technologies and exciting projects.

On July 21, 2021, an online event will specifically address human resources in logistics. Logistics struggles with a bad image: employee leasing, heavy work and low wages lead to a high fluctuation especially on the store floor level. At the same time, the job profile of the logistician is becoming increasingly technological. It is in the interest of companies to retain personnel in the long term. As part of this event, Prof. Hagemann will give a keynote speech on the topic of "Motivation in the workplace".

Publikation Human Autonomy Teaming – Die Teamarbeit der Zukunft

New e-book publication

At the chair of Business Psychology and Human Resources at the Faculty of Business Studies and Economics of the University of Bremen, students in the bachelor's program Business Studies with a major in Behavioral Economics, wrote a book on "Human Autonomy Teaming" as part of the project module "Human Resource Management and Business Psychology "and published it online under the direction of the module coordinators Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann and Michèle Rieth, M.Sc.

“Siri, what's the weather like today?” Or “Alexa, is there a traffic jam on the A1 between Bremen and Hamburg?” This type of interaction between people and technology is widespread today and already represents a small Human Autonomy Team. Technical advances in machine learning and artificial intelligence enable this new form of teamwork. Such a team consists of at least one person and one technical entity, the so-called autonomous agent, who work together interdependently in order to successfully complete a common task. Nowadays, technical systems are no longer viewed as pure tools, but can increasingly act independently as team members. Accordingly, team and automation research has increasingly devoted itself to this area, which is also what this book addresses.

The book is the result of the project module and is available at the following link. Over the course of the semester, the students independently devoted themselves to various aspects of Human Autonomy Teaming, such as the requirements of this new form of teamwork or areas of application as well as the future of Human Autonomy Teaming, and recorded their findings in the five chapters. An intensive scientific literature research preceded this. The contents of the chapters were discussed and reflected upon together during the seminar. In addition, every student participates in a project group on topics such as layout, editing, citation, etc. Although the project module was very complex, from the point of view of all involved people, it was worthwhile with an enormously steep learning curve: The result is impressive!

 

You can also find the publication here:
Rieth, M. & Hagemann, V. (Hrsg.). (2021). Human Autonomy Teaming – Die Teamarbeit der Zukunft. Media, Universität Bremen. https://doi.org/10.26092/elib/481

 

Here, you can also find a report on this topic in the University of Bremen Online Magazine up2date.

AMADEE-20

New research project AMADEE-20 Mars Simulation

The mission of the research project AMADEE-20 is aimed to study equipment behaviour involving the simultaneous deployment of instruments and robotic vehicles with humans-in-the-loop, including research-grade spacesuit simulators. Furthermore, it is intended to develop platforms for testing life-detection or geoscientific techniques, robotic support tools providing a high situational awareness and to catalyse the visibility of planetary exploration. Lastly, it is targeted to evolve the know-how of managing crewed missions to Mars by deploying a realistic Mission Support decision making framework. If you would like to have more information about the mission please visit the following website: https://oewf.org/en/portfolio/amadee-20/.

The project is managed by Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann (University of Bremen, Department of Business Psychology and Human Resource Management) and Dr.-Ing. Christiane Heinicke (University of Bremen, ZARM - Center for Applied Space Technology and Microgravity). Additionally, Lara Watermann (M.Sc.) from the Department of Business Psychology and Human Resource Management supports the team.

Vortrag bei der WK Personal in Düsseldorf

Lecture held at the WK Personal in Düsseldorf

On Thursday (17.09.) Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann held a lecture on "Characteristics in digital logistics work: Measurement of mental stress and strain". A special feature of this year's event was that, despite Corona, it took place live on site and was not digitally performed. The exchange in the review board was perceived as extremely valuable. In addition to the excellent weather, the organization of the conference and the (working) atmosphere were excellent.

Publikation Journal

New Publication by Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann

We would like to draw your attention to the publication "Collective orientation and its implications for coordination and team performance in interdependent work contexts" in the journal "Team Performance Management", which Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann has published together with two other authors.

Members of the University of Bremen can find this publication here.

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Meeting of the Project DIAMANT on 24.06.2019

On 24.06.19 the second internal working meeting of the project "Digitalized Ideas and Work Management in Production, Logistics and Trade" (DIAMANT) took place at the FOM University in Essen. The meeting of the partners from science and practice served the presentation of the results from the first work packages and the personal exchange of experiences in the conversion of digitization strategies in the respective enterprises. In concrete terms, the results of the interviews conducted in the companies in the first work package were discussed. These serve as a basis for the development of the Risk Assessment Tool, the pretest of which is currently underway. Initial evaluations of the pretest have already been presented and discussed.

A further focus of the presentation of results was the joint process analysis carried out in the course of the second work package in the form of the interaction room as the basis for the digitisation strategies to be worked out. In addition, the subsequent project steps were discussed and prepared. Among other things, the focus here was on the use of the risk assessment tool in the companies and the design of the learning and experiment rooms. In addition, the transfer process was presented in the form of relevant publications and planned workshops.

Participating partners from the scientific community were the University of Trier (project coordinator), the University of Bremen, the FOM University and the University of Duisburg-Essen. The expert support was represented by the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA). The practical partners were represented by Balcke-Dürr, BOGE and REWE.

Journal Beitrag

New Publication by Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann

We would like to draw your attention to the journal article "Changes of collective orientation through a medical student's anaesthesia simulation course - simulation-based training study with non-technical skills debriefing versus medical debriefing". Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann published this together with four other authors in the journal "BMC Medical Education".

You can find the article under the following link: https://bmcmededuc.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12909-019-1765-x.

 

Lecture by Michèle Rieth in the Diginomics Brownbag

On Wednesday the 10.7. our PhD student Michèle Rieth gives her research talk on "New Competence Requirements in Organizations due to Digitization" in the Brownbag. The lecture will take place in WiWi 2 Room 4190 from 12.15 to 13.45.

All interested are cordially invited.

 

Buchcover

New Publication by Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann

We would like to draw your attention to the book "Verwaltungspsychologie - Ein Lehrbuch für das Studium". In this book Prof. Dr. Vera Hagemann and Prof. Dr. Annette Kluge of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum publish the book chapter "Organizational and Personnel Development" (pp. 63-101). 
You can find it under the following link: https://www.hogrefe.de/shop/verwaltungspsychhop/verwaltungspsychologie-88679.html

Vera Hagemann

Entering the Service

On March 01, 2018 Prof. Dr. Dipl-Psych. Vera Hagemann took up the professorship for Human Resources and now represents the department in research and teaching.