Corporate Development and Work Design

Future oriented corporate development, design of productive work environments, interconnect processes efficiently

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Harmonizing people, technology and organizational strategy

Our goal is to anticipate and develop innovative working and living spaces that stimulate innovation, performance and well-being. At Fraunhofer IAO, we help companies and public institutions make their work and organization agile and flexible. We combine our up-to-date technological expertise with the latest organizational and social-scientific insights.

Our key research topics:

  • Business and organization models
  • Work design for production and office environments
  • Flexible work styles and collaboration
  • Leadership concepts and systems
  • Production work in Industry and Business 4.0

Projects

 

Future Work Lab

Where is work headed? On the factory floor, but also with regard to processes and services, digitalization is raising many new questions. Headed by Fraunhofer IAO, the newly opened “Future Work Lab – an innovation laboratory for work, people and technology” offers innovative approaches and answers.

 

Rokoko - human-robot collaboration

There is a growing demand for direct human-robot interaction without safety barriers, especially on mixed assembly lines for multiple product variants. The aim of the Rokoko research project is to develop and test methods and tools to support the safe use, cost-effective deployment, and general acceptance of robots in collaborative assembly environments.