“I Wish More Courage from HR”

Juliane Kästner: Let us first talk about Netstream and about your role as Human Resources Manager. Do you work differently compared to “classical companies”? 

Leandra Amsler: Our executive board mainly consists of people under the age of 40, not being caught up in a hierarchical thinking. They may have titles such as CEO or CIO, […]

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 an 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 very powerful in comparing prizes and […]

Guaranteed Minimum Income: Rationality versus Fairness Preferences

Juliane KästnerThe 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 FehrI believe that work represents an elementary part of life for many people. And for this reason, I believe that a […]

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 […]