Karstadt, Quelle & Co.: the balancing act between the necessary flexibility and long-term stability all too often turns into a walk on eggshells for the company concerned and, if the worst comes to the worst, ends in insolvency. The pivotal point of a company is its employees, the trust and competence with which they contribute to the competitiveness of their own enterprise.
It is this setting screw that Bochum's work scientists are now turning in a new research project to explore trust and competence management: over the next three and a half years, RUB scientists will be researching and developing concrete structuring options for personnel policy especially for small and medium-sized businesses. The goal is, inter alia, to provide a "toolbox" for balanced human resources management on the basis of "good practice" examples. The Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) is funding the project to the tune of one million euros.
Nationally and internationally networked
The chair for work organisation and work structuring (Prof. Dr. Heiner Minssen) is jointly heading the project "Trust and competence management as a system for balance between flexibility and stability requirements (CCM2)" together with the chair "human resources and work process management" (Prof. Dr. Uta Wilkens) and is researching the importance of trust and competence in processes of change. The project is embedded in a national and international consortium. At a national level, the project is assigned to the BMBF's research focus "balance between flexibility and stability in a changing world of work". Internationally, the group cooperates with the programme WORK-IN-NET in order to increasingly network the European research landscape in the area of work science.
From diagnosis to monitoring
The starting point of the project CCM2 is the assumption that an interlocking trust and competence management system is able to establish a balance between flexibility and stability requirements and thus promotes innovative ability. The aim of the project is to enable companies to perform a fast and informative diagnostic of their balancing abilities: "thinking well into the future, such a diagnostic instrument enables macroeconomic monitoring of corporate structural change - similar to the ongoing reporting on training," says Prof. Wilkens.
Continue developing what is good, test what is new
The research team led by Prof. Minssen and Prof. Wilkens precisely analyses and identifies "good practices" in the economy for trust and competence management, develops these further and tests new methods. From this, a toolbox is created with practical instruments for balanced personnel policy. In this way, companies are given, for example, a practical assistance on how to ensure trust through flexible employment contract arrangements. "The successful transfer of knowledge between younger and older workers is particularly well suited to building trust", explains Prof. Minssen. Partner companies from various sectors are participating in the project. Companies interested in taking part can, however, still get in contact with the project staff.
For trust management: Prof. Dr. Heiner Minssen, sociologist Sebastian Giacovelli, Caroline Schupp M.A., chair for work organisation and work structuring, tel. 0234/32-27730, -26766, -27733, e-mail: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
For competence management: Prof. Dr. Uta Wilkens, Dr. Christina Krins, Nicole Sprafke, chair for human resources and work process management, tel. 0234/32-27876, -26091, -26110, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Josef König | idw
How Strong Brands Translate into Money
15.11.2016 | Kühne Logistics University - Wissenschaftliche Hochschule für Logistik und Unternehmensführung
Demographic change depresses tax revenues
04.11.2016 | Fraunhofer-Institut für Angewandte Informationstechnik FIT
Have you ever wondered how you see the world? Vision is about photons of light, which are packets of energy, interacting with the atoms or molecules in what...
A multi-institutional research collaboration has created a novel approach for fabricating three-dimensional micro-optics through the shape-defined formation of porous silicon (PSi), with broad impacts in integrated optoelectronics, imaging, and photovoltaics.
Working with colleagues at Stanford and The Dow Chemical Company, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign fabricated 3-D birefringent...
In experiments with magnetic atoms conducted at extremely low temperatures, scientists have demonstrated a unique phase of matter: The atoms form a new type of quantum liquid or quantum droplet state. These so called quantum droplets may preserve their form in absence of external confinement because of quantum effects. The joint team of experimental physicists from Innsbruck and theoretical physicists from Hannover report on their findings in the journal Physical Review X.
“Our Quantum droplets are in the gas phase but they still drop like a rock,” explains experimental physicist Francesca Ferlaino when talking about the...
The Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP) is opening up a new research field. A workshop from November 21 - 22, 2016 will mark the start of activities for an innovative axion experiment. Axions are still only purely hypothetical particles. Their detection could solve two fundamental problems in particle physics: What dark matter consists of and why it has not yet been possible to directly observe a CP violation for the strong interaction.
The “MADMAX” project is the MPP’s commitment to axion research. Axions are so far only a theoretical prediction and are difficult to detect: on the one hand,...
Broadband rotational spectroscopy unravels structural reshaping of isolated molecules in the gas phase to accommodate water
In two recent publications in the Journal of Chemical Physics and in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters, researchers around Melanie Schnell from the Max...
16.11.2016 | Event News
01.11.2016 | Event News
14.10.2016 | Event News
05.12.2016 | Power and Electrical Engineering
05.12.2016 | Materials Sciences
05.12.2016 | Power and Electrical Engineering