Competence Management

The aim is to identify new quality requirements early on and develop ways of ensuring these are met. To this end, the Fraunhofer IAO is developing efficient learning formats and creating organizational concepts which can be used to structure the work formats in a way that promotes motivation and learning.

Technology change and, in turn, the development of the work organization, coupled with the increasing average age among staff and bottlenecks affecting young specialist staff turn forward-looking competence development within the enterprise into an important future task. For this reason, the optimum utilization of staff by leveraging existing training as well as the structuring of individual further development options through challenging activities and career paths that promote learning lie at the heart of the implementation concepts put together by the Competence Team. The aim is to identify new quality requirements early on and develop ways of ensuring these are met. To this end, the Fraunhofer IAO is developing efficient learning formats and creating organizational concepts which can be used to structure the work formats in a way that promotes motivation and learning.

The Competence Team’s research activities and implementation projects cover all levels of competence development: we devise concepts and methods for competence management as a whole in order to maintain along strategic lines the competences brought together within the business. And we are developing practical answers – answers customized to the company – to specific questions, such as the early identification of staff training needs. As part of skills development we implement innovative concepts in the field of further training and work-related learning. Here, digital learning and collaborative applications are tested, evaluated and implemented as part of company-specific deployment concepts.