HR management has a key role in addressing these existential challenges: it must translate so-called mega trends and challenges into strategic initiatives and practical measures to strengthen and activate the ability of individuals, teams, organisational units to learn and renew themselves and to facilitate change processes. Moreover, there is a need to assess the risks and potential of recent applications such as people analytics for management and work relationships, to make a conscious effort to invest in the employees’ employability and in employee retention, and to promote entrepreneurial and agile thinking and acting in organisations.
This research project investigates applications for people analytics and their effect on managerial practice, work relationships and the corporate handling of personnel.
Knowledge Work and digital transformation
This project focuses on the digital transformation of tasks, activity and skill requirements, and careers in knowledge-intensive professions and organisations of key importance for the Swiss economy.
Boundary management for knowledge workers in a working world without boundaries
This research project aims to investigate how knowledge workers mighty use individualised boundary management techniques to fulfil the requirements of a digitalised and therefore boundary-less working world in a resource-friendly way.
Flexible new working world
Classic office work is increasingly replaced by various forms of remote work. Mobile-flexible work is a core phenomenon of the working world of tomorrow and therefore a complicated and complex challenge for society.
Agile leadership systems and growth in born digitals
The goal of the study is to investigate effective agile management systems in small and mid-sized born digitals, paths to growth and sustainable corporate success.