The current issue of WISO direkt addresses the specifics of the social economy compared to other economic sectors, which accordingly require a different form of digital transformation, and highlights opportunities as well as risks of digitalisation. In addition to the necessary investments in the technical infrastructure, a digital transformation also requires suitable innovation structures and cultures.
Successful completion of the EICON project, in which ITA together with European partners developed approaches to improve the inclusion capacity of vocational education and training (VET) institutions using information and communication technologies (ICT). The results are now available for free use in vocational education and training institutions.
The experiences of the "PFL-EX" project, which will end in November 2020, were summarised in a 40-minute film. The film gives a voice to nurses and the management of the pilot facilities and presents some of the technologies that have been tested.
A successful implementation of digitisation projects requires a rethinking especially in interdepartmental business processes, as digitisation affects all departments in a company and leads to manifold interactions between methods, tools and processes. In the research project InAsPro a modular transformation concept was developed, which supports the demand-oriented implementation of digitization technologies in manufacturing companies with the help of a participative approach. The project results have now been published in an edited volume with the title "Demand-oriented digitization of manufacturing companies - A modular transformation concept as a practice-oriented approach".
Dr. Regina Osranek and Dr. Tino Baudach from the Institute for Technology and Work (ITA) have received the Best Poster Award of the 66th Spring Congress of the German Human Factors and Ergonomics Association.
Since a number of years, organisations active in vocational education and training (VET) throughout Europe try to become more inclusive, as to implement high quality education for all citizens. Recently, digitalisation gained relevance on their agenda as well, as it is considered the cornerstone of the digital transformation of EU business and society with the promise of an enormous growth potential for Europe. However, the digital transformation of VET proved itself to be far more complex than just to procure and use pieces of information and communication technology (ICT). Due to this complexity, VET organisations find themselves in the dilemma to either split their resources or drop one of their ambitious goals. The ERASMUS+ project EICON found a third option, discarding this “either-or” restriction, and identified synergies between inclusion and digitalisation in VET. First results to be used by VET organisations are now available.
The conference "Digitalisation in care - Potential for better work organisation and higher job satisfaction? " has to be cancelled at short notice due to the current situation regarding the corona virus. The organisers are currently examining with the responsible project management organisation to what extent the latter will support a postponement of the conference.
Invitation to the final event of the project "InAsPro - Integrated Work System Design in Digitalized Production Companies" on 25.03.2020 in Damme
Newly published: Work 4.0 in the middle class. Opportunities and challenges of digital change for SMEs
The book sheds light on the effects of digitisation on tomorrow's working world, which are becoming increasingly relevant in medium-sized companies. While large companies continue to drive the transition to Industry 4.0, SMEs face countless challenges in the context of the digital transformation.