Welcome to the website of the Work and Organisational Psychology group

The field of work and organisational psychology is part of the discipline of psychology and addresses psychological aspects of work and organisations. Led by Christian Korunka, the group investigates, among others, the following issues:

  • What are new demands in our modern world of work?
  • What are the opportunities and challenges arising from flexible forms of work?
  • How do new forms of work (new office concepts, crowd work, etc.) affect employees?
  • How should new forms of work be organized?
  • What are the characteristics of a healthy workplace?
  • How can work become safer?

For further information on our key research areas and current projects, please refer to the Research section on our website.

Current Topics

COVID-19 and the working world

As part of participation in the  COVID-19 Future Operations Plattform several "Expert Opinion" documents have been produced that address the COVID-19 epidemic and its impact on the workplace, as well as its psychosocial consequences:

 Further contributions about COVID-19 and the world of work:


Home Office in changing times

A central research topic of our working group is the development of work in the home office. A longer-term study is currently ongoing to investigate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on work in the home office. First results of this study were presented at a "Vienna Lecture" and are also available in written form:

Guerot, U., Korunka, C., Prainsack, B. & Psota, G. (2020). Protokolle der Krise. Wie Corona unser Leben verändert. Wien: Picus Verlag

Flexible Work

In cooperation with Deloitte Austria and the University of Graz, we have been conducting regular expert surveys since 2017 to assess the status quo of flexible working in Austrian companies.

Book Publications about Flexible Work:

Current Projects

For further information please click on the respective project:


Completed Projects

You can find earlier projects here