When Gen Z Gets a Job:
People aged 20 and under were born into a world of interconnectedness and smart tech, on the other hand they can seem to lack the same work ethic that earlier generations had. How does this (and doesn’t this) change the rules of engagement for employer branding and recruitment? What do companies do to attract Gen Z employees
All-In, Burned Out – Or Bored Out.
Who we are at work is who we are. We take our whole histories with us to the office, and who we are depends on the context in which we work. How should managers recognize and honor the different selves of their employees in order to promote efficiency, delivery and loyalty? Early recognition programs and mental health preventive insurance and work.
21st Century Employment Outside the City.
How are technology and the changing job market affecting the so-called rural/urban divide? Can people living in small towns or rural areas still participate in future jobs? What kinds of policies do we need to see – from companies and political leaders – to encourage the renaissance of skilled craftsmanship?
My Big, Fat, Diverse Office.
Data shows that companies are more competitive when teams are multicultural and diverse – but hiring practices that result in bland teams continue. Indeed, many large companies would rather pay an annual fine than employ people with mental or physical disabilities. Why is that? What are regulators' and companies' most promising practices for creating diversity within teams and between teams?
Is My Job My Life?
Employers expect their staff to work with umlimited passion and purpose -- but the workers of today demand autonomous lives, and refuse to sacrifice their whole lives for the benefit of a company or manager. People want time for their families, their hobbies or just to be alone. Where can these competing expectations meet in the middle?
The Future is Feminine Leadership.
From a gender-political perspective, what does "feminine" vs. "masculine" leadership mean? When it comes to leading organizations of the future, what are the best qualities of feminine leadership (as opposed to "men in skirts") - and why does future leadership need to combine traditionally "masculine" with "feminine" approaches?
Women in the C-Suite.
What framework conditions do companies need to put in place to ensure that equal numbers of women and men are in the funnel, and that women also rise to top leadership positions? As the saying goes, men are judged on their potential and women on proven performance - how are companies improving equality and ensuring gender diversity at the top?
The System is Lagging Behind: From apprentices to top managers. Particularly in Austria, much has been made of the labor shortage in some sectors and the glut of graduates in others. The changing future of work requires changing the education system. How do we align these and speed up system reform and the creation of new education paths and programs?
Future Jobs and Skills: Curriculum 4Gamechangers What does the future world of work look like -- and how should employers and potential job seekers prepare? How should companies best prepare to welcome the next generation into the workforce -- and remain relevant as employers? And what kinds of knowledge and skills should parents and educators provide to young people so that they're able to participate in the future economy -- and so that the future economy is sustainable? The old answer was for kids to focus on STEM (in German, MINT) subjects: Science, Tech, Engineering and Math. These will surely remain relevant -- but what else is going to matter most?
Austrian Labor Law and the Lives of Self-Employed and Part-time Workers:
Ever more jobs are being outsourced to self-employed experts and consultants, in fields ranging from graphic design to photography to sales and much more. But many who are self-employed find the tax and social security burdens unmanageable. What reforms are needed?
Problem? Solved. The Power of Women's Networks.
Women's networks provide a space to share information, exchange experiences and empower each other - and bridge the power and pay gaps that are still part of our society. Why are these networks so important to their members? What makes them so effective? How can the power of these networks be brought offline? Do men do this?
Parents, schools and the state:
Whose job is it to make sure that children receive support outside of the classroom, with their homework or in subjects where they require extra support? Whose job is it to teach children manners? Who teaches children to become responsible, active participants in our democratic society?
Life Hacks for Life, Learning and Love - Forum Alpbach Youth:
How do I make the right decisions for my future? What are real relationships, friendship and love? Hack your brain: Everything you need to know about real learning.