The conference seeks to explore the specific focal topics «Work and Emotions» and «Current Challenges» in the context of «Work and Health». The conference will take place February 10/11, 2022 at the School of Social Work, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, in Olten.
Emotions are expressed as feelings, flow into modes of behavior, and are manifested in posture and body movement as well as in changes in the body. They are specific reactions by an individu-al, bound up with corresponding opinions or evaluations, that are expressed in cultural and social relations. Emotions also have an important meaning in the world of work because they make it possible to recognize, beyond what is said in discourse, further meanings connected with work activity. Globalization, digitalization, and demographic change are currently perceived as central characteristics of a fundamental ongoing transformation in today’s society. They play an important role in the transformation of work worlds, through which new challenges arise for firms, organiza-tions, and their employees, likewise in the field of action «Work and Health». In the framework of this international conference, various facets of the focal topic «Work and Emotions» as well as questions regarding «Current Challenges» and developments in the context of «Work and Health» will be discussed.