Prof. Klaus Bengler investigates the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on the working world

The research project "Using Good Solutions for the Future – COVID-19 Lessons Learned" aims to undertake an initial stocktaking of new forms of working and changed job profiles during the crisis.

Prof. Klaus Bengler

Prof. Bengler investigates what we can learn from the experiences during the Corona crisis (Image: Uli Benz / TUM)

The world of work is currently having to take measures to adapt to the challenges caused by the Corona pandemic. But what impulses arising from it could be useful for the future? This is the question that the project, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and coordinated by Prof. Klaus Bengler from the Chair of Ergonomics at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, will pursue.

Since 1 June 2020, the one-year research project is systematically and cross-regionally investigating best practice examples of new working methods. The result is an activity-specific catalogue for new forms of work as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The project is being funded with a volume of approximately 270,000 euros under the BMBF's "The Future of Work" programme line.

For the TUM interview with Prof. Bengler about the project see:
www.tum.de/nc/en/about-tum/news/press-releases/details/36104/

Information on Prof. Dr. phil. Klaus Bengler's career, research and teaching:
www.professoren.tum.de/en/bengler-klaus

Ergonomics (LFE) at the TUM Department of Mechanical Engineering:
www.mw.tum.de/en/lfe

BMBF press release:
www.bmbf.de/de/karliczek-aus-den-erfahrungen-der-pandemie-fuer-die-arbeitswelten-der-zukunft-lernen-10792.html

Further news on Corona related research:
COVID-19 research: Documentary with the Institute for Computational Mechanics