What is the role of psychologists in the corporate context?

In a private context, going to a psychologist is more of a taboo subject. Considering that in the vast majority of cases the employees are the most valuable asset of a company, it is hard to understand that even in the business world there is barely any talk about it. According to DAK, 15.2% of sick days today have a psychological background. Often it is about illnesses that are on the rise in Germany, such as Depression or Burnout-Syndrome. Every company can help prevent this from happening in the first place. In general with, meaningful, holistic tasks that motivate employees. Similarly, words of praise and appreciation from superiors help employees to feel valued and enjoy going to work.

In business psychology, several instruments have been developed which make it possible to analyse the working conditions in a company and provide the basis for measures. For example, the procedure to determine regulatory requirements (VERA) allows the regulatory requirements of a particular job to be recorded by means of observing interviews and, based on this, design measures to increase motivation at work without increasing mental stress. As a rule, such procedures are designed for production activities and office work.

Do you need advice on business psychology? We will be happy to assist you in all matters and will work with you to develop measures for assessing the status quo and optimising the working climate in your company.

Our project engineer Julian Cunow is just finishing his master degree in business psychology with a master thesis about the topic “How can involvement and participation in the software engineering process result in more positive acceptance for business software”?