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The future of work: New publication about “Workplace Innovation” released

The sfs-scientists Jürgen Howaldt, Ralf Kopp und Jürgen Schultze released their work „Why Industrie 4.0 needs Workplace Innovation – A critical Essay about the German Debate on Advanced Manufacturing” in the book “Workplace Innovation. Theory, Research and Practice”. This book is giving detailed insights into the research of Workplace Innovation and is characterized by a multinational view.

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This book focuses on workplace innovation, which is a key element in ensuring that organizations and the people within them can adapt to and engage in healthy, sustainable change. It features a collection of multi-level, multi-disciplinary contributions that combine theory, research and practical perspectives. In addition, the book presents new perspectives from a number of nations on policies with novel theoretical approaches to workplace innovation, as well as international case studies on the subject. These cases highlight the role of leadership, the relation between workplace innovation and well-being, as well as the do’s and don’ts of workplace innovation implementation. Whether you are an experienced workplace practitioner, manager, a policy-maker, unionist, or a student of workplace innovation, this book contains a range of tips, tools and international case studies to help the reader understand and implement workplace innovation.

The chapter of Jürgen Howaldt, Ralf Kopp und Jürgen Schultze (“Why Industrie 4.0 needs Workplace Innovation – A critical Essay about the German Debate on Advanced Manufacturing”) deals with the German Industry 4.0 policy to stimulate innovation, notably in smart and advanced manufacturing. Thereby the authors propose the need for more workplace innovation in the process of digitalisation. Also risks and negative effects that are connected to the digitized working world were mentioned. The whole book is available here. The table of contents is available here.