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In this systematic literature review in the special edition "Digitalisierte Arbeitswelt" of the journal "Gruppe. Interaktion. Organisation. (GIO)" we analyzed the relationship between worktime reduction and psychological health. A total of 114 papers were identified and three qualitative, nine quantitative studies and one mixed method studies were included. It was found that a shortening in working time with remaining salary can have a positive influence on work stressors and work related stress reactions. In the primary studies were three different implementation categories of the worktime reduction identified: I. without any changes in processes, II. no changes in processes combined with additional employees or III. changes in processes without additional employees. Yet, there is no general overall implementation strategy, we suggest organizations/employers to organize the shortening of working hours and to identify possibilities to optimize tasks and processes beforehand (III.).
Jansen-Preilowski, V. V., Paruzel, A., & Maier, G. W. (2020). Arbeitszeitgestaltung in der digitalisierten Arbeitswelt: Ein systematisches Literatur Review zur Wirkung von Arbeitszeitverkürzung in Bezug auf die psychische Gesundheit. Gruppe.Interaktion.Organisaition. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Organisationspsychologie (GIO). Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11612-020-00530-0