Organizational Change

Shaping the future of labor

The future of labor starts today. IZA studies structural changes in the workplace and develops concepts for employers, employees and policymakers to actively shape these changes.

We analyze, for example, the opportunities and challenges of digitalization, a phenomenon that is fundamentally changing our traditional notion of occupations, work organization and employer-employee relations. We aim to articulate the institutional setting that the digital society needs in order to create employment and career opportunities while at the same time sustaining the social protection of workers.

Meanwhile, people’s attitudes towards life and work, and what constitutes fair pay, are also changing. IZA research seeks to help firms devise strategies to create profitable jobs that cater to the demands and desires of today’s workforce.

Our current work focuses on:

  • The "Gig Economy"
  • Work 4.0
  • Alternatives to mini-jobs
Hilmar Schneider

Chief Executive Officer

Hilmar Schneider

IZA

+49 228 38 94 200
schneider@iza.org
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Ahmed Elsayed

Research Associate

Ahmed Elsayed

IZA

+49 228 3894 161
elsayed@iza.org
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Annabelle Krause

Senior Research Associate

Annabelle Krause

IZA

+49-228-38 94 527
krause@iza.org
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Jonas Radbruch

Resident Research Affiliate

Jonas Radbruch

IZA

+49-228-38 94 225
radbruch@iza.org
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Ulf Rinne

Head of Scientific Management

Ulf Rinne

IZA

+49-228-38 94 528
rinne@iza.org
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