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    Die Sozialpsychologie der Goethe Universität Frankfurt hat in einer Studie zur Telearbeit die Effekte von Homeoffice untersucht. Aus Sicht der Beschäftigten gibt es sehr viele Unterschiede im Erleben. Warum das so ist erklärt Dr. Antonia Kaluza im Gespräch bei INSITE. Das Interview finden Sie hier.

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    Does the health of leaders have an impact on their leadership behavior? And can the way leaders lead also have an effect on their well-being?

    To answer these questions, researchers from the Goethe University in Frankfurt, together with researchers from the Christian Albrechts University in Kiel and the University of Koblenz-Landau, conducted a meta-analysis to summarize previous findings on the relationship between leadership behavior and leader well-being.

    The results of the review (95 effect sizes; N = 12,617) confirm a clear relationship between how well a leader feels and how he or she behaves toward his or her employees. Different correlations of constructive and destructive leadership behaviors with different forms of well-being (for example, positive vs. negative) can be identified.

    Conclusion: leaders who are healthy lead better and leaders who lead better are also healthier.

    Interested in the results? Here is a factsheet with the key findings.

    Want to know more about the study and also the practical implications? Here you can find an interview with Dr. Antonia Kaluza from the Goethe University Frankfurt (in German).

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    Homeoffice oder auch Telearbeit genannt, also das Arbeiten außerhalb eines zentralen Arbeitsplatzes, ist mittlerweile aus dem Arbeitsalltag nicht mehr wegzudenken. Und gerade momentan ist es besonders wichtig, um Kontakte zu reduzieren und damit die Ausbreitung des Corona-Virus zu verlangsamen. In einer Studie der Sozialpsychologie der Universität Frankfurt wurden über 300 Mitarbeitende aus verschiedenen deutschen Unternehmen befragt, wie sie verschiedene Vor- und Nachteile vom Homeoffice einschätzen. Ein kurzes Interview mit den beiden Autoren der Studie, Prof. Dr. Rolf van Dick und Dr. Antonia Kaluza, zu den wichtigsten Erkenntnissen dieser Studie finden Sie hier.

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    To answer this exciting question, researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt conducted a qualitative survey of 87 leaders between August and September 2020. You can find the interesting results of this study here.

    Are you interested in supporting the research and contributing to insights on the topic of virtual leadership? Then you are cordially invited to participate in the current survey (in German only). Click here to access the survey.

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    December 4th, 2020 Home office und Corona


    Home office, telework or work from home - these terms have become an integral part of everyday work. Especially in times of the COVID-19 pandemic, these forms of work play an important role in minimizing the risk of infection and still maintaining work. However, home office does not only have positive consequences, many employees also perceive disadvantages, such as reduced (personal) contact.

    To find out how the assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of telework changed during the COVID-19 pandemic, 331 employees (average age 35 years, 27% male) in Germany were interviewed. Some of the participants completed the survey before the restrictions in March 2020 and some after extensive restrictions (such as wearing mouth and nose covering, curfews) were introduced.

    A summary of the results can be found here.

    Conclusion: The identification with the work team, i.e., the psychological attachment to other colleagues, is important - especially for colleagues in the home office and especially when this form of work cannot necessarily be chosen voluntarily (as is partly the case during the COVID-19 pandemic, for example).

    The results show that in the current situation, especially those reporting a low level of identification with their work team perceive more disadvantages of working from home the more they work from home compared to those who feel closely connected to their colleagues, i.e., report a high level of team identification.

    Interested in supporting our research? We are conducting another survey - anyone can participate, whether they work at home or not.

    Here is the link to the English survey.

    Here is the link to the German survey.

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    A new study explores the trustworthiness of applicants to the German police force. Here you can find a report about the article.

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