Project: Organizational flexibility demands, individual work orientations, and well-being.
(Habilitation project conducted in collaboration with a students´ research group and graduands)


The project investigates the relationship between organizational flexibility demands, individual work orientations, and well-being of employees. Against the background of the “Entreployee-Thesis” (Voß & Pongratz, 1998) methods are developed for a quantitative analysis of demands for self-organization / self-control, self-directed career development, and functional and spatio-temporal flexibility of workers. Moreover, a questionnaire is developed to measure aspects of individuals´ “entreployee-orientations”. The new measures are validated in different samples and the constructs are embedded in a nomothetical network by investigating their relationship to other variables like socio-demographics, work-life balance, general values, career orientations, personality characteristics, future orientations etc. Finally, the relationship between flexibility demands at work and psychophysical well-being is investigated taking possible moderating variables into account.

The results of this project are the empirical basis of the habilitation-thesis of Dr. Thomas Höge.