New forms of work

One consequence of the spread of digitalization and networking is a corresponding increase in the numbers of people working at VDU workplaces. At the same time, the traditional office workplace is slowly losing its relevance: digitalization means that work is no longer tied to a particular location, but can be performed almost anywhere, such as at home or during travel. VDU workplaces are also becoming more complex: simultaneous working with multiple programs and screen forms, and on multiple monitors, is now the order of the day, and raises questions concerning ergonomics and new forms of stress. Another source of stress for workers is the physical inactivity accompanying the growing number of VDU workplaces. Innovative ideas for promoting movement at the workplace are needed in order to prevent adverse impacts of this phenomenon upon the musculoskeletal and cardiovascular systems.

Contact

Dr Britta Weber

Administrative unit Innovative workdesign

Tel: +49 2241 231-2722
Fax: +49 2241 231-2234


Dr Christoph Schiefer

Administrative unit Innovative workdesign

Tel: +49 2241 231-2637
Fax: +49 2241 231-2234