Preventive Job Design and Health Promotion

In the modern working world mental health risks and mental disorders – mental exhaustion up to Burnout – have become a brake on innovation. Salutogenic perspectives reach their limits, they need to be complemented by looking at pathogenic factors and the problems that go along with the privatization and individualization of health problems. With the raise of risk in the area of mental health comes an almost complete lack of adequate, socially and economically viable structures, for occupational prevention and health promotion. The problems resulting from demographic change are dramatized and intensified. Missing prevention is the future central brake on innovation in the knowledge economy.

The diversity of culture, age, gender and religion in the world of work requires preventive concepts. In a society that is increasingly diversified, living and working together has to be redesigned. The potential of different genders, generations and cultures need to be merged without conflicts to their complementary potential eg for innovation processes to use in the workplace.

The FIAP analyses the conditions for a preventive, health-promoting work and develops concepts to promote healthier and more conducting to innovation occupations in the knowledge economy. The design and balance of diversity workplace is the main focus.