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Designing flexible work

The world of work is changing. Mobile working, i.e. partly working from home or on the go, is just one option in improving the flexibility of work. Team and organisational structures are becoming more flexible with new types of work, such as agile collaboration or responsive organisations. Many companies are also trying to improve (team) collaboration and productivity by designing flexible office spaces. In our applied research projects, we are analysing how these changes can be designed in such a way that they have a positive impact on employees and companies.

  • Flexible work: What are the motives for and impact of working from home and mobile working? What organisational conditions are needed? How does leadership change in flexible work contexts?
  • Flexible offices: How can we purposefully and successfully design modern office spaces with a zoning concept? What competences do employees and managers need?
  • Flexible organisations: Who is suited for agile methods of collaborative partnerships and who is not? How do agile management systems develop? What psychological impact does Holacracy have?

Our continuing education programme “CAS Psychology of flexible work – designing mobile and flexible collaboration using psychological instruments” teaches how new working concepts can be implemented in a demand-driven way. Participants will be qualified to design management systems and modern work environments for mobile-flexible workers and to lead through such change processes – based on latest research results and individual coaching.

We convey our knowledge in an accessible and practical way at presentations and other events.

Selected Projects

Digitalisation and cooperation in construction

As part of a project with research and industry partners, we are designing future, digital work models for the world of construction.

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Transformation Journey to Agility

Introduction to a new, agile form of working in an SME; organisational and management development

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Selected Publications

Contact

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Schulze

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Dr. Johann Weichbrodt

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