Leadership & Mindset

    New complexities: leadership in the digital world

    Our world of work is changing fast, and with it are the skills and competences required from employees and managers. As one of the key catalysts from academia, Prof. Sabine Remdisch from the Leuphana University of Lüneburg is conducting research into “Leadership in the Digital World” and has founded the “LeadershipGarage”, aimed at preparing managers for the challenges of digitalisation.

    HR experts on the future of work

    Shaping the future of work and qualification is also among the top priorities of acatech, the German National Academy of Science and Engineering. The “HR Circle” serves as a platform for chief HR officers and experts from academia to discuss the future world of work. A paper published by the Circle provides an insight into what its members feel and think.

    Media commentaries: leadership & mindset 4.0

    A selection of press commentaries on leadership and hierarchies in the modern world of work

    Leadership 4.0 – are you ready?

    The following self-assessment prepared by the LeaderhipGarage will give you an idea of how fit you are for the digital world of work.

    Qualification options for managers

    Every day, we are confronted with complex concepts related to Industry 4.0 and artificial intelligence, with a whole range of buzzwords and new terms to go with it. High time to obtain some background knowledge and detailed insight into these various topics. Enjoy exploring our selection of tried and tested online courses and libraries!

Learning & Training

    Vocational training and continuing education in the digital world of work

    From trade unions to think tanks to cross-stakeholder platforms: we present different opinions, recommendations, and calls for action with regard to rethinking (and reconsidering) approaches for education and qualifications in the digital world of work.

    Media commentaries: Education & qualification 4.0

    Education, qualification, digitalisation – what are the news media saying? A selection of features will give you a general idea.

    Qualification in the Smart Factory

    The developments being advanced by the Industry 4.0 future project in manufacturing enterprises are designed to afford companies a long term competitive advantage on an international stage and thereby strengthen Germany as a location for industry. These developments generate an enormous increase in complexity for machines, systems, and processes on the shopfloor. Consequently, the activities and responsibilities of the employees working on these machines and systems are becoming far more complex, as well.

    Learning and operating in a digital world

    The 2016 IT summit took place under the motto "Learning and operating in the digital world". Well-known actors from politics, industry, and science contributed valuable input to enrich the discourse on vocational training and continuing professional development within the digital transformation context. HR 4.0 at Airbus is a related topic, as well – this blog will provide insight into the key opinions in this debate.

    What type of competencies will Industry 4.0 require?

    As part of the "Factory of the Future" project, the MMB Institute conducted a study regarding skill requirements in the digitalised world of work. Managing partner and expert for media and competence research Dr Ulrich Schmid presents the key findings of the study.

Labor & Social Policies

    Opinions on Industry 4.0 from IG Metall

    As part of the “Factory of the Future” project, key social partner IG Metall plays a vital role in helping to shape and integrate sustainable technology and workplace designs. This process involves various questions regarding employment relationships, the protection of employees, and co-determination. Read on to find out about IG Metall's approaches, projects, and opinions on Industry 4.0.

    What it takes to enable good work

    Trade unions, policy makers, and ministries are discussing the risks and opportunities of a digitalised world of work. But what does it really mean for employees and the future of work? A brief introduction.

    Media commentaries: co-determination and work 4.0

    Please find below a selection of media commentaries on co-determination and employment relationships 4.0.

Culture & Change

    Corporate Digital Responsibility

    The concept of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) emerged as early as the 1960s, when companies began to pay more and more attention to their stakeholders and the consequences of their actions for society. This idea is what forms the foundation for the novel Corporate Digital Responsibility (CDR) concept, which has become a necessity as digitalisation of the world of work is progressing.

    Talks focussing on the topic of Work 4.0

    The TED (short for "Technology, Entertainment, Design") organisation, which originally started out as an annual non-profit innovation symposium in California, has become a household name all over the world, predominantly due to the so-called "TED Talks". Below, we have compiled a selection of talks focussing on the topic of the "Future of Work".

    A culture of digitality

    Digital transformation – to cultural and media sciences specialist Prof. Dr Felix Stalder, that is the nucleus of his scientific activities. His work focuses on the scientific assessment of the interdependent relationship between digitalisation and society.

    Hothouses of digitalisation

    Digital transformation is currently one of the greatest challenges for businesses. So-called "Digital Labs" are considered the key element on the path to achieving digitalisation. What are the requirements for Digital Labs in businesses in this context? Can Digital Labs fulfil these expectations?

    Are machines taking over my job?

    Two separate online self-assessments deliver a prediction on the likelihood of a machine taking over someone's job in the future.

Qualification & Events

  • Airbus

    Qualification 4.0

    Adaptive learning environments, vocational training, and Education 4.0 as well as learning and research factories – promising focal points of the second day of the qualification measure centring on the topic "Qualification 4.0". Experts from the application-oriented sciences give insight into current developments. Additionally, Airbus will report on the topic of vocational training 4.0.
  • Airbus

    G20 delegation visits Airbus

    On 16 February 2017, Airbus hosted a G20 delegation for an event on the topic "The future of work".
  • Bitkom

    Digital Aviation Conference 2017

    Bitkom is hosting the Digital Aviation Conference in Berlin on 29 June 2017. Over 100 participants from all branches of aviation will discuss the digital challenges the industry is facing.

    Bildungsräume 2017

    The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and the Technical University of Chemnitz are hosting the joint conference of the GI (German Informatics Society) and GMW (Society for Media in Science) on e-learning and educational technologies.
  • Airbus

    World of Work 4.0

    On the first day of the qualification measure, the topic "World of Work 4.0" is examined from different perspectives: renowned voices of social partners and industry stakeholders provide insight into the trends, the range of options, and employment relationships inherent to the world of working of Industry 4.0.

About HR 4.0

  • Airbus

    Digital transformation concerns us all

    HR 4.0 project manager Jan Balcke talks about the impact of digital transformation on HR.
  • Airbus

    Airbus is evolving into a Factory 4.0

    On this journey, the aircraft manufacturer will leave none of its employees by the wayside.

    Towards HR 4.0 in aviation

    The “Human Relations 4.0” future project was launched in January 2017. “HR 4.0” is part of the much wider Airbus project “Industry 4.0 – Factory of the Future in the Aviation Business.”

    The conference agenda

    The aim of the conference was to take stock and discuss the risks, opportunities, and challenges for human resources in the aviation industry with regard to digitalisation and Industry 4.0. Input provided by experts from the aviation industry and academia, trade unions, and the IT and education sectors added to the success of the day.
  • Airbus Operation GmbH, 2017

    All set and ready to go to human relations 4.0

    Airbus has launched an interactive, web-based knowledge platform on HR 4.0. What is behind this platform and who can benefit from it? These questions are best answered by Marco Wagner, Senior Vice President Human Resources and Member of the Board of Management of Airbus in Germany, and Jan-Marcus Hinz, Chairman of the Central Works Council of Airbus in Germany.