teamIn - Digital Leadership and Technologies for Tomorrow's Team Interaction


What does digital leadership look like? Which skills do leaders and employees need?

Which technologies will play a role in future team interaction and communication? How can the use of artificial intelligence help?

What do managerial and organizational structures look like that will enable successful change in the age of digitalization and Industry 4.0?

Within the framework of the joint project "teamIn - Digital Leadership and Technologies for Tomorrow's Team Interaction" we, together with our project partners, are developing a model for digitally supported leadership and tomorrow’s organizational structures. The aim is to develop management instruments, methods and tools to support the leadership of tomorrow and to adapt those tools to the current trends in digitalization.

Together with our partners we develop a digital shop floor management, integrate artificial intelligence in personnel planning and design digital communication in spatially distributed teams. An important component of the project is the involvement of all employees in the transformation process.

Listen to Prof. Dr. Petra Nieken talk about the future of work in the VDW-Podcast "Tech Affair" on Smart Factories.

Read the Blogpost of Prof. Dr. Nieken on "Competencies of the Future".


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The project partners:

  • HR Puls GmbH 
  • Institut für Fabrikanlagen und Logistik
  • OWN GmbH
  • Sartorius Lab Instruments GmbH & Co. KG
  • vitero GmbH
  • wbk Institut für Produktionstechnik
  • YOUSE GmbH  

The joint project "teamIn" is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the "Future of Work" program (funding reference number: 02L18A140) and supervised by the Project Management Agency Karlsruhe (PTKA).