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I/O-Psychology

Industrial and Organizational Psychology

Within the amendment of the Austrian Labour Protection Act (ASchG) of 1st of January 2013 stronger prevention of mental work-load is mentioned explicitly. All Austrian companies are obliged to evaluate psychical work-load within their organisation and if necessary take appropriate measures to avoid employee over-loading. Industrial and organizational psychologists are to be nominated for evaluating the working place. Please find the amendments regarding mental work-load and tasks for I/O-psychologists (in German) here. These new paragraphs are based on the Önorm EN ISO 10075 “Ergonomic principles related to mental work-load”. Emanuel Maxl is certified Industrial- & Organizational psychologist and registered in the official list of Austrian I/O-psychologists since 2005. Industrial- and organizational psychology is centered on the human being. It comprises scientific psychological knowledge und uses methods analysing, evaluating and creating work-processes and its organization. The working place with its working conditions and used technology is in focus of the analyses. The task of organizational-psychological counseling is to evaluate the interaction between the company and the employee, furthermore giving recommendations for possible optimization, need and opportunities. This can be related to communication issues within the company, different kind of group work or behavioral questions related to the given tools for superiors and employees. The main purpose of industrial- and organizational-psychological guidance is establishing and retaining health- and personality-supporting working conditions, the increase of emotional resources of employees and as a result higher mental “fitness” of the organization. Our service – Industrial- & Organizational Psychology:

  • Employee surveys e.g. on job satisfaction, work conditions and climate, evaluation of internal communication measures
  • Evaluation of mental work-load
  • Support for change processes to enhance the situation at hand
  • Human-machine-interaction| usability-research
  • Optimization of working- and organizational-processes
  • Measurements to avoid accidents likely to happen

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