Vision and Purpose

Good work – good organisation – good regulations

Good work

Technical excellence, awareness of responsibility, and commitment are of central importance to good work. Creativity, an ability to embrace transdisciplinary thinking, and mutual respect are also of great significance. 

Our vision is that:

  • Self-responsibility and self-motivation will increase;
  • People will form stronger networks within communities of knowledge workers;
  • Organisations will put greater emphasis on promoting the skills of their employees.

The EGI has set itself the task of researching how these positive developments can be achieved. For our research results to be applied in practice, we develop instruments for self-management, for the development of expert networks, and for personnel development within organisations.

Good organisation

The benefits of good work depend significantly on the quality of the organisation. Information and communication technologies (ICT) can play a vital role in improving the organisational maturity:

  • Strategy can benefit from business intelligence; 
  • Process organisation can benefit from the shared use of data, business software, and workflow systems; 
  • Organisational culture and innovative power can benefit from greater transparency and an orientation towards information within the organisation; 
  • Partnerships and pan-organisational innovations can benefit from virtual cooperation.

Our vision is to enable organisations to handle high levels of complexity and to mature at the same rate as the challenges they face. This will lead to new organisational and business models. Our task is to create a basis of insight and knowledge to successfully handle increasing levels of complexity. To achieve this, we analyse innovative practical examples at home and abroad. We develop new management concepts that are based on the results of our analyses. We test them in in experimental projects with partners to check their practicality.

Good regulations

Businesses face a multitude of risks, which are increasingly rooted in global change. That is why good risk management is one of the core competencies of corporate management. Similarly, governments need to react to change and protect themselves and their economies. They do so by means of regulations, which differ from country to country and can be very complex. . Thus, given their complexity and heterogeneity, regulations represent in turn a risk to businesses.  Especially for companies with high international exposure handling this risk can be very demanding. 

Our vision is that:

  • Parliaments adopt regulations on the basis of regulatory impact assessments (RIA) and under the inclusion of digital social media (Web 2.0); 
  • Internationally active corporations maintain a professional regulatory risk management system.

Our task is to develop innovative methods for regulatory risk management on both sides – in business and  government.