Organisational 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



Future Meeting Space

The “Future Meeting Space” innovation network was created to anticipate trends in the events industry, evaluate their possible impact, and recommend courses of action.


Permutations of flexible living and working (LAIF)

People’s working lives have been growing more flexible for many years, to the extent that the restriction of fixed hours and a fixed place of work is becoming a thing of the past. How and to what degree does this trend affect workers’ private lives and the much-vaunted “work-life balance?”