Innovation-oriented Organisation of Work and the Workplace

Companies are required to constantly change their forms of organisation in order to adapt on changes in their environment. Due to changes in production processes or the range of services and products offered  internal company relationships and relationships to suppliers and customers are subject to scrutiny in the search for flexible solutions to new and emerging problems. This ability to adapt to change is a key factor for business success and for the long-term survival of the company and its workforce. 

The way work is organised in a company, the amount of leeway for action and decision-making company employees have in their everyday working lives, and the way creative work is supported on the organisational and technical level are all crucial factors in the realisation of the ability to master change and thus also play a decisive role in the generation of innovation.

Current publications:

Jacobsen, Heike, Arno Georg, Milena Jostmeier (2012): Innovative Capability as a Management Requirement. Which Organizational Strategies can promote Innovation Processes? In: Jeschke, Sabina, Ingrid Isenhardt, Frank Hees, Sven Trantow (Eds.): Enabling Innovation: Innovative Capability - German and International Views, Berlin/ Heidelberg: Springer, pp 451-462

Jacobsen, Heike, Burkhard Schallock (Hrsg.) (2011): Innovationsstrategien jenseits traditionellen Managements, Stuttgart: Fraunhofer Verlag

Current conferences:

Innovationserfolg durch Perspektivenwechsel. Soziale und organisationale Faktoren im Fokus, Tagung des BMBF-Förderschwerpunkts Innovationsstrategien jenseits traditionellen Managements, 30.6.2011, Dortmund, Link