As part of the "Getrost Vergessen" project, an interview study was conducted in May and June 2020 on the impact of the corona pandemic on work processes within the WWU administration. The aim of the study was to systematically survey and better understand the impact of the corona pandemic on work processes within the WWU administration. The study addressed challenges and difficulties as well as best practices and positive experiences, not least with a view to future developments. A total of 46 interviews were conducted with staff from all departments and various staff units of the WWU.
The essential role of trust in the use of information systems in the work context for releasing cognitive capacities, improving performance, and increasing well-being can now be read in our new article. The article is published in the english-language journal Ergonomics.
You can read our article in the new issue (1/2020) of Wirtschaftspsychologie - aktuell, which deals with the topic "The (un)organized self".
Human forgetting has no good reputation and is often associated with weakness. Yet forgetting is essential for coping with our everyday life and can even improve performance, as recent studies show.
We congratulate Dr. Sarah Meeßen on the successful disputation on "Trust in Information Systems at the Workplace - Conceptual Classification, Antecedents, and Outcomes" within the "Getrost Vergessen" project.
Since February 2020, Lea Müller has been the new research assistant in the project " Getrost Vergessen". As a member of the Organizational & Business Psychology Department she is responsible for the second project phase and researches the implementation of information systems in practice.
Our second study, in which we developed and described the theoretical model of our research project, has now been accepted for publication in the Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie.
Our DFG-funded research project has been extended for another three years and is now entering its second project phase. In the second phase of the project, the focus is on the practical transfer of the research results of the first project phase. The implementation of an information system into the everyday work of a practice partner and the longitudinal analysis of the consequences of this implementation form the core of the second project phase.
Abstract: Human Resource Management (HRM) activities, such as recruitment, leadership, andpersonnel development often rely on social interactions. One crucial element of suc-cessful interactions is mutual trust. Indeed, trust has been shown to be correlatedwith effective HRM activities and performance in organizations in various ways (e.g. Breuer, Hüffmeier, & Hertel, 2016; Colquitt, Scott, & LePine, 2007). Digitalization of HRM might further increase the significance of trust due to reduced face-to-face inter-action.