Articles from the category: Innovation & Work
As workers are constantly urged to reskill, how can they determine which skills to invest in? Learnings from one of the world’s largest online freelancing platforms.
The Russian versions of Amazon, Facebook and co. are just as successful as their US competitiveness. How did they emerge and develop?
A lot of data is collected about employees. Current studies show: People analytics has risks, but also real potential for human resources.
Between experimentation spaces and traffic light systems: Negotiating artificial intelligence at the company level
AI presents worker representatives with new challenges. At the same time, they also develop new approaches to negotiating AI in the interests of employees.
Can digital supply chains help the industry to become more sustainable? Researchers at the Research Institute for Sustainability take a look at its opportunities and risks.
The gig economy in Kenya is growing rapidly but conditions for workers are often precarious. We investigated the livelihoods of gig workers.
Research issues in focus
Increasingly, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are investing in digital technologies to respond to the rapid changes that are now affecting almost all sectors of life and work. Many SMEs take this step either to realign their business model, to make their processes more efficient or simply because they are forced to do so by structural change and altering customer needs. But what concrete activities and strategies do SMEs pursue in terms of digital innovation? What are the different approaches? What exactly do successful digitisation projects look like in medium-sized companies? In our dossier we get to the bottom of these and other questions.
The future of work is now. We work side by side with intelligent technologies. Does that frighten us or does it give us courage? Automation and AI are changing the world of work. How will we work tomorrow, and who gets a say? No machine can give us the answers. At least for now. The issue in focus “work in the digital age” was created in 2017 during the research project Competing and Complementing – The Relation of Co-determination and new Participatory Platforms within Companies. Among others, the research project Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge Work – Implications, Opportunities And Risks currently investigates the future of work.