New Work

How can forms of work and organisation be designed so that people use technology instead of being driven by it? That people are welcomed in their diversity instead of having to pretend? And how can transformations be designed so that people can quickly and sustainably find their way in the new forms of work?

Companies must answer these questions convincingly if they want to attract rare skilled workers and move successfully in turbulent markets. The focus on New Work shows how the working world of the future can be designed to be sustainable, inclusive and resilient. In interdisciplinary teams and in close cooperation with partners from business, administration and research, we investigate and demonstrate how platform-based work, automation, AI and data management can be designed sustainably from the perspective of HRM, leadership, culture and change. How employers can value the diversity of employees, live inclusion and enable the compatibility of different lifestyles. And how people can develop and strengthen self-organisation and self-efficacy in new forms of work through (interpersonal) mindfulness and positive leadership.

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Why meaning is the point in our job

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Lead ergänzenYerin, you are an expert in positive psychology with a special interest in meaning. How do you find meaning in your own work?I…

Between high performance and a feel-good job – a podcast episode on personnel development 4.0

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In times of rapid change and growing and more complex tasks, employees and companies alike are facing major challenges. Is the shortage of skilled…

“Feelings need more space in the work context” – a podcast episode about New Work

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What if we could let out anger in a meeting and our need for calm was taken seriously in the company? Feelings at work are important for our…

“Ten per cent are LGBTIQ” – a podcast episode about diversity in working life

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Whether age, gender or sexual orientation - colourfully mixed teams work together more productively and are increasingly encouraged in companies.…

“Equal opportunities are an economic necessity” – a podcast episode

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Three women from politics who are keen to see more female-led start-ups: in the 9th episode we talk to Aline Trede, National Councillor for the…

“It’s neither fair nor economically wise” – a podcast episode about the situation of female founders in Switzerland

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For every 10 men who start a business, there are only 6 women. In the 8th episode of our podcast, we talk about the reasons for this and how…

Pinkwashing – all foam or real inclusion of LGBTIQ+ people?

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The rainbow is in high season during Pride Month in June. The rainbow flag flies on company roofs and messages, logos and websites become colourful.…

How platform work becomes sustainable

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Getting food delivered and booking an Uber for a spontaneous ride - thanks to digital technology, there are more and more options for location-independent…

“The whole IT industry needs to invest in information and education”

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Personality development is a keyword in today's employer branding to attract more women in ICT. However, this keyword should also be lived and…

“We want to support contemporary role models”

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Attractive working conditions, exciting projects - and yet there is a lack of female ICT specialists in particular. Marco Bürli, Head of Project…

What opportunities and risks the digitalised world of work offers – a podcast episode of the BFH Economy

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Many people have been working in home offices since the beginning of the pandemic. This can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. Prof.…

Holacracy as a solution to the pressure of changeability?

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Digitale Transformation, VUCA-Welt (volatil, unsicher, komplex, mehrdeutig) New Work und vor allem Wandelbarkeit von Organisationen spiegel den…