Gender Equality Affects Woman AND Man

This Wednesday, 8th March, is the anniversary of the International Women’s Day. Time to take stock of what has been achieved in the meantime (or not) in the press. CEOs of large corporations tell about their programs for the promotion of women, about “signs of hope”, and about the goals they will set for themselves once again. A short

Robots Will Help Us to Strengthen Our Social Cohesion

Juliane Kästner: You refer to the “empowered individual” in your studies Technology as en enabler of sustainable well-being in the modern society. Why are we as individuals more empowered in these days?

Risto Linturi: We are empowered as a customer, as a citizen. As customers we are […]

Evolutionary Principles and Management Models on the Rise

This article is dedicated to all the consultants and employees of this world. To people advocating to start the journey of change in companies’ purposes and approaches for coordination (bureaucracy), decision-making (hierarchy) or employee’s motivation, faced with questions like “Who has done that before, still being successful? We will never be like Google, you know, we are not an IT-company or in the Silicon Valley.” or “Self-organization […]

Guaranteed Minimum Income: Rationality versus Fairness Preferences

Juliane Kästner: The most pressing question that is constantly raised in connection with the guaranteed minimum income is whether the inhabitants of Switzerland will continue working. How do you assess this from a behavioral economics point of view?

Gerhard Fehr: I believe that work represents an elementary part of life for many people. And for this reason, I believe that a […]

Do We Move From an Employee Towards an Entrepreneurial Society?

In the preceding years I have been witnessing a growing change among my friends and acquaintances. Some quit their engagement as an employee to found a startup. Others have become more and more dissatisfied in their jobs, thirsty for a working environment of self-determination, appreciation and room for innovation.

I have noticed not only an increasing need […]

How too many rules at work keep you from getting things done

“Productivity is the principal driver of the prosperity of a society. So we have a problem.

In the largest European economies, productivity used to grow by 5% per annum in the 50ies, from 70 to 73 3% per annum, from 83 to 95 2% per annum, since 1995 less than 1% per annum. The same profile in Japan, the same profile […]

Why its time to forget the pecking order at work

Margaret Heffernan speaks in her TED talk about nurturing heroes in the enterprise, whose performance will be celebrated, even tough it is not very creative. These heroes think and act in their silos and often do not even know that another hero or another heroine some desks away is working on a […]