The CDI-HSG works closely with partners from the public sector and the economy to promote the transfer between research and practice. Below, we present some opportunities for collaboration and give an overview of selected keynotes and projects. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information or are interested in specific topics. Research Collaborations partners keynotes Workshop offer Since its foundation, the center has initiated numerous projects with partners from business and society. In the following, we present some of these partners and projects as examples. Are you interested in a collaboration? Please feel free to contact us. Detailed information on the scientific contributions resulting from the projects can also be found in the Research Section. Please find detailed project descriptions in the Annual Reports. Collaborations of the research unit Business Administration Effects of Digitalization on the Health of Employees BARMER Health Insurance, with over 9 million insurance holders, is one of the largest German health insurance companies with which the CDI-HSG cooperates as part of the "Deutschland bewegt sich" ("Germany on the move") initiative. The CDI evaluated data collected between 2016 and 2018 in a national longitudinal study on health and digitalization. Based on this extensive and detailed database, a digitalization index was developed. This index measures the extent of perceived digitalization in the workplace. The index distinguishes between changes in work and knowledge content (e.g. increased technological requirements), in the work context (e.g. greater flexibility in working hours) and in the social environment (e.g. more virtual leadership). Among other results, it could be shown that digitalization has fully arrived in the workforce, although there are clear differences between individual occupational groups and sectors. ➜ More information on the study Inclusion Champions Switzerland - Establishing a Best Practice Network In collaboration with the "Eidgenössisches Büros für die Gleichstellung von Menschen mit Behinderungen" (Swiss Federal Office for the Equality of People with Disabilities; EBGB), a project was launched in 2019 to build a network of committed best practice companies. Through the exchange within the network, the project aims to develop innovative and evidence-based solutions to improve the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. In the long term, the topic can thus be sustainably embedded in economy and society. The companies involved include ABB, Novartis and Swiss Post. Job Retention in Case of Mental Illness Funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), a project was carried out together with the SVA Zurich to investigate the success factors of job retention in cases of mental illness. In an innovative, quasi-experimental study design, comprehensive information on the professional and private situation of employees with mental illness was collected. For this purpose, surveys were conducted not only with those affected, but also with their social environment and superiors. Health data were also collected. The participants were accompanied over a period of about 1.5 years. As a result of various analyses it was demonstrated that the superior has a high influence on job retention. It was shown that both the quality of the relationship with the supervisor and the specific behavior of the manager (granting of flexible workplace arrangements as well as health-focused leadership) greatly increase the chances of job retention. The CDI-HSG team won the Impact Award of the University of St.Gallen 2019 for this project, which recognizes HSG researchers who make a particularly valuable contribution to society through their work. ➜ Movie clip about the project (in German with English subtitles) ➜ Award ceremony Digitalization and Employee Health In addition to the numerous opportunities, such as better reconciliation of work and private life, the increasing flexibility of work also entails risks. These opportunities and risks as well as their manifold effects on the health of employees are the focus of a project sponsored by BARMER, which we are conducting at Deutsche Telekom AG. Inclusion of People with Health Restrictions in Production Plants The massive rise in the average age of the workforce is accompanied by an increase in the number of employees with disabilities. In response to this trend, our cooperation partner Audi has developed a system for bringing employees who have changed their performance back up to standard performance through various measures such as job adjustments. In a project carried out from 2012 to 2017, we evaluated the existing inclusion processes and drew up concrete recommendations for further process development. Impact Map for the Inclusion of People with Disabilities in the Workplace In this project, the CDI-HSG was commissioned by the Federal Social Insurance Office to draw up a map of impacts, which should provide a structured overview of the evidence, chain of effects and research gaps in the field of inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace. We regularly present our research results to the public. Below you will find an excerpt of selected keynotes and lectures. If you would like to book a keynote lecture on one of our core topics, please contact us. 2020 Boehm, S. A. (2020). Diversity is an opportunity - inclusion is to use it. Presentation at the Disability Confidence Day 2020. Vienna, November 23, 2020. Boehm, S. A. (2020). Successful inclusion: How people with disabilities enrich the work context. Lecture as part of the Swiss Post's Diversity and Inclusion theme week. Bern, October 8, 2020. Boehm, S. A. (2020). Social Health @ Work. Keynote Speech at the BARMER Entrepreneur Forum Muenster. Muenster, September 22, 2020. Boehm, S. A. (2020). Social health at work: the role of mobile work. Keynote Speech for the Research Center Juelich. St. Gallen, September 8, 2020. Boehm, S. A., & Streit, U. (2020). Diversity is an opportunity, inclusion is to use it - not only, but especially in age diversity. Keynote Speech at the St. Gallen Diversity & Inclusion Week. St. Gallen, September 7, 2020. Boehm, S. A. (2020). Diversity as a foundation for democracy and social market economy. Panel discussion at the European Forum Alpbach. Alpbach, August 31, 2020. Breier, C. (2020). Input presentation "Impact map on the inclusion of people with disabilities in the workplace" for the working group on education and work of Inclusion Handicap, Bern, March 3, 2020. 2019 Invitation to the Disability@Work Roundtable of the Warwick Business School with the Department for Work and Pensions (UK) in London. June 13, 2019. Boehm, S. A. (2019). Health effects of digital change in the workplace. Keynote at the BARMER Entrepreneur Forum Hanover. November 14, 2019/ Osnabrück. November 11, 2019/ Rostock. October 21st, 2019/ Potsdam. October 16, 2019/Darmstadt, Seeheim, September 23, 2019. Boehm, S. A. (2019). Working environment and disability 4.0 - Inclusion in times of digital change. Keynote at the Cantonal Conference on Special Needs Education. Solothurn, September 25, 2019. Boehm, S. A. (2019). Accessibility 4.0 - Opportunities and risks of digital change in the world of work for people with disabilities. Keynote at the Management Meeting of the Swiss Federal Personnel Office (EPO). Bern, September 10 , 2019. Boehm, S. A. (2019). Diversity creates added value for companies - but how? Keynote at the AUDI Top Management Conference. Ingolstadt, October 15, 2019. Boehm, S. A. (2019). How "unconscious biases" influence our decisions? Keynote at the "AUDI Top Management Conference". Ingolstadt, October 15, 2019. Boehm, S. A. (2019). Inclusion is a success factor. Keynote at the conference "Inclusion - New ways and concepts for securing skilled workers". Ingolstadt, 30 September, 2019. Boehm, S. A. (2019). Health-oriented leadership - impulses from research. Keynote at the "HR Experts Forum" of SVA Zurich. Zurich, September 12, 2019. Boehm, S. A. (2019). Effects of digitization on the health of working people. Keynote at the "HR Experts Meeting" of PKRück. Lucerne, June 13, 2019. Boehm, S. A. (2019). Evidence-based (Dis-)Ability Management. Keynote in the context of the "diwa Diversity-Day 2019". Munich, May 23, 2019. Boehm, S. A. (2019). Digital change within the transport industry: a huge design task. Panel discussion at the conference "MINTeinander im digitalen Wandel" of the "Allianz pro Schiene (Pro-Rail Alliance). Berlin, 5 May, 2019. Boehm, S. A. (2019). Diversity and Inclusion . Keynote speech at the Forum "Business and Inclusion". Munich Airport, April 3, 2019. Boehm, S. A. (2019). Health effects of digitization in the workplace - Results of a representative longitudinal analysis. Presentation at the "Health Day of Hamburg's Economy". Hamburg, 27 March, 2019. Impressions of the BARMER Entrepreneurship Forums 2019 2018 Boehm, S. A. (2018). The contribution of flexible HR structures to the successful inclusion of people with disabilities. Presentation at the expert meeting "From Integration to Inclusion" of the Federal Employment Agency. Lauf, 29 November 2018. Boehm, S. A. (2018). The role of leadership for the happiness and satisfaction of employees. Keynote lecture at the conference for managers of social welfare organisations in Germany. Tutzing, 22 November 2018. Boehm, S. A. (2018). Inclusive employment of people with disabilities. Keynote lecture at the employers' conference "Participation in working life for all" of the Berlin State Office for Health and Social Affairs (LAGeSo). Berlin, 12 November 2018. Boehm, S. A. (2018). Key success factors regarding the workplace inclusion of persons with disabilities. Präsentation im Rahmen der «6th Annual Disability Matters Europe Conference & Awards». Horgen, 6. November 2018. Boehm, S. A. (2018). Health Effects of Digitization at the Workplace - A Longitudinal Analysis. Keynote speech at the BARMER Entrepreneur Forum. Hamburg, 1 November 2018. Boehm, S. A. (2018). (Dis)Ability Management - Success factors of the labour market inclusion of people with disabilities. Keynote speech at the diwa Diversity Day 2018. Munich, 5 June 2018. Boehm, S. A. (2018). Effects of digitization on the world of work. Keynote speech at the BARMER Unternehmerforums Bonn, 7 March 2018. Boehm, S. A. (2018). Working world 5.0: New niches for people with disabilities? Keynote lecture in the context of the HFH lecture series 2018 "Disability 5.0 - curative education between digitalisation, robots and optimisation mania". Zurich, February 28, 2018. 2017 Boehm, S. A. & Baumgaertner, M. K. (2017). Effects of digitization on the health and quality of life of employees. Keynote speech at the BARMER Entrepreneur Forum. Wuppertal, November 28, 2017. Boehm, S. A. (2017). Effects of digitization on the health of working people. Keynote speech at the LVM Health Days. Münster, 17 October 2017. Boehm, S. A. (2017). Diversity and Inclusion: What is it and why does it matter? Keynote speech as part of the "UEFA Study Group Scheme Diversity and Inclusion". Tubize/Brussels, 10 October 2017. Boehm, S. A. (2017). Effects of digitization on the health of working people. Keynote lecture at the annual conference of the Austrian Society of Occupational Medicine. Eisenstadt, 29 September 2017. Boehm, S. A. (2017). Inclusive design of age and disability diversity. Keynote lecture at the 1st St. Gallen Diversity & Inclusion Conference. St. Gallen, September 12, 2017. Boehm, S. A. (2017). Avoiding dead ends, preserving jobs - How managers can promote the health and employability of their employees. Keynote speech at the conference "Avoiding dead ends" of the Netzwerk Arbeit. Pfaeffikon, September 6, 2017. Boehm, S. A. (2017). WEconomic change: world of work 4.0. Keynote speech at the conference "People with disabilities in the world of tomorrow" of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences for Special Education. Zurich, 16 June 2017. Boehm, S. A. (2017). Mastering demographic change: How organizations can effectively promote and use the resources of older employees. Keynote lecture in the context of the BZIV specialist area "Insurance, Medicine and Integration 2017". Bern, 11 May 2017. Prior to 2017 2016 Boehm, S. A. (2016). Forging a single-edged sword: Facilitating positive diversity effects through an active management of Diversity & Inclusion. Keynote-Vortrag im Rahmen des UEFA-Seminars Football and Social Responsibility. St. Gallen, 22. November 2016. Boehm, S. A. (2016). Demography 2.0 - How organizations can actively shape demographic change. Keynote speech at the AXA Pension Fund Lunch. Bern, 2 November 2016. Boehm, S. A. (2016). Effects of digitization on the health of working people - Results of a population representative study in the Federal Republic of Germany. Keynote speech at the event "Effects of Digitization on the World of Work" under the patronage of the German Federal Minister of Labour and Social Affairs Andrea Nahles. Berlin, September 27, 2016. Boehm, S. A. (2016). Evidence-based strategies for the successful management of demographic change. Keynote speech at the autumn event of the Zurich airport region. Dietlikon, September 13, 2016. Boehm, S. A. (2016). Effects of demographic change on society, companies and employees. Keynote speech at the AXA Talks for members of the Swiss Parliament. Berne, 29 February 2016. 2015 Boehm, S. A. (2015). Successful and healthy leadership. Lecture for SOCAR Energy Switzerland, Zurich, Switzerland. Boehm, S. A. (2015). Healthy leadership - knowing how! Presentation for the Aduno Group, Zurich, Switzerland. 2014 Boehm, S. A. (2014). Can respect take a quota? Panel discussion at Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, October 16, 2014. Boehm, S. A. (2014). Leadership and organizational climates for employee health and well-being – The challenge of employee diversity. eynote speech at the conference "Healthy at work", University of Leuphana, Lüneburg, May 16, 2014. Dwertmann, D. J. G. (2014). Innovative HR management as a tool for the professional inclusion of people with disabilities. Lecture at the bfz Reha Symposium, Nuremberg, 09 July 2014. Dwertmann, D. J. G. (2014). Vocational inclusion of people with disabilities - Modern HR management as a key factor. Lecture at the Plauen Reha Symposium, Plauen, 26 February 2014. We offer you the opportunity to address issues of inclusion and diversity in a workshop in your organization. Below we have compiled a selection of previous formats. In addition to workshops, we also offer impulse talks on the topics listed below. Is your preferred topic not listed? We would be happy to discuss your proposal with you, just contact us. Management of Flexibilization and New Work Within the workshop, opportunities and risks of flexibilization for your company are first identified, clustered and prioritized in order to derive targeted measures tailored for your company. An important starting point is the development of clear expectations (e.g. regarding the use of flexible working hours and mobile work locations) in order to reduce uncertainty and stress in teams and increase their productivity. Leadership in Times of Digitalization This workshop focuses on the digital transformation and the resulting challenges for executives and employees. How has the role of leaders changed? Which competences and behaviors are needed? What can employees do to master the digital change effectively and in a healthy way? Evidence-based Change Management We accompany your change management process on the basis of scientific findings that are tailored to your needs and the analysis of your company. We evaluate the achievement of objectives at various levels (employee attitude, customer satisfaction, performance indicators, etc.) and derive targeted solutions and further steps for you. Transformational and Charismatic Leadership In times of digital transformation and flexible working models, it is more important than ever for managers to inspire their employees and motivate them to achieve common goals. In this workshop you will learn all about transformational and charismatic leadership, especially how to engage your employees and lead more charismatically. Health-oriented Leadership This interdisciplinary workshop aims to increase managers' awareness of mental health issues in order to develop a healthy performance culture. Important basic knowledge about common mental illnesses and their symptoms is presented and options for action for you as a manager are discussed. Job Crafting as a Strategy for the Systematic Use of Strengths In this workshop the focus is on the use of personal strengths at the workplace, embedded in an individual job redesign process. The key idea is to use one's resources efficiently and focus on doing more of what one is good at (or less of what one is not good at). Besides focusing on the individual employee, the workshop takes the entire team into account, as it also plays an important role. Collective use and coordination of strengths lead to higher motivation and efficiency in teams and the organization as a whole. Management of Demographic Change This workshop prepares you for dealing with demographic change. The progressive ageing of society and the increase of the retirement age pose various challenges for companies. This workshop discusses the increasing diversity of the workforce, while addressing questions of how best to maintain the performance of all employees and incorporate individualized forms of work. Management of Diversity and Inclusion Diversity is an opportunity; inclusion is making use of it. In this workshop you will get to know our "3I model of inclusion", which is used to analyze the current and desired state of your D&I activities. You will gain insights into the latest scientific findings as well as international best practice examples to identify specific starting points on making targeted use of diversity in your company and promote inclusion. Designing Inclusive HR Practices In times of increasing diversity, it is important for companies to make use of the potential of individual differences. In this workshop, we will support you in developing HR practices aimed at inclusion. The development of fair practices and the targeted use of different perspectives and talents are central to this process. Dealing with Unconscious Bias Biases describe cognitive distortions such as automatically occurring stereotypes and other errors of perception, memory and judgement. Biases usually emerge unconsciously (therefore Unconscious Bias). In this training the participants learn to recognize prejudices and to make conscious, reflected and better decisions for the organization.