The topic of “labour standards for improved well-being” takes centre stage for the new research consortium “Labour standards for improved well being” and their effects on the sustainability of working capacity and performance". In essence, it is about the quality of working conditions and their effects for employees and employers. Professor Dorothea Alewell, project spokesperson explains, "Changes in the working world mean that the social, ethical, legal and economic “labour standards for improved well-being” need to be redefined conceptually and empirically and that their personnel-related, psychological and sociological effects and the underlying influences need to be determined". These changes include the development of network organisations and digital value-added chains, the development of new professions, changes to working values, the increasing flexibility of employment relationships, increasingly diverse workforces, as well as international influences on labour and social law.
The consortium investigates whether and how traditional labour standards survive in the world of work today, as well as which new standards could or should be developed. For this purpose, the actual empirical extent of the changes and effects should be determined on the one hand. On the other hand, normative positioning should also be performed anew.
More specific details about the individual research projects can be found in the Sub-projects section. Furthermore, you will find an overview of all publications that have come about in the course of the research activity carried out by the consortium in the Publications section.