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Research Profile

Our research areas:

- High Responsibility Teams
- Teamwork and team training
- Crew Resource Management and Human Factor
- Needs analysis in complex work environments
- training evaluation
- Debriefing and feedback
- Requirements and Resources and Work Design in the Context of Industry 4.0

High responsibility teams work in dynamic and often unpredictable working conditions and in demanding work contexts where technical errors and slips have serious consequences for people and the environment if they are not immediately identified and resolved in the team. These teams are responsible for their own lives and those of others. The Chair of Human Resource Management focuses on techniques to support the non-technical skills and teamwork processes of these teams for reliable and successful collaboration in complex and interdependent work contexts. The projects focus, for example, on the development of training for fire brigade teams and anaesthesia teams, the transfer of competences from simulation teachers for the debriefing of non-technical skills, the development of training targets and scenarios for control room teams or the evaluation of the requirements and resources of employees in changing work contexts due to digitalisation.

The department applies both qualitative and quantitative research methods and uses laboratory studies to analyse the behaviour of groups in simulated complex work environments.

Research results are published in national and international journals (e.g. Wirtschaftspsychologie, Employee Relations, International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics, Applied Health Economics and Health Policy, International Journal of Medical Education, International Journal of Emplyment Studies, Frontiers in Psychology) and presented at national (e.g. Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie) and international conferences (e.g. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology) as well as in edited books.

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