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Prof. Leimeister at the German Government’s “Zukunftsgespräch”

On 3 September 2018, the German Federal Government’s “Zukunftsgespräch” on new forms of employment in the age of digitization took place in the baroque Meseberg Castle near Berlin. Also present: Prof. Dr. Jan Marco Leimeister, Director at the Insitute of Information Management of the University of St.Gallen. Jan Marco Leimeister, a crowdsourcing expert recognized throughout Germany, was invited to give a keynote speech and to be available for discussion with the members of the Federal Cabinet including chancellor Angela Merkel.

“Crowd mechanisms are increasingly being incorporated into external and internal business processes and play an important role in the design of new forms of digital work,” says Leimeister. In order not to fall behind leading economies such as the USA in this area, it is necessary to deal with the design of this new form of work organization at an early stage. At the same time, possible risks for society and social systems must be effectively countered in time. “I am very pleased to have made my small contribution to this success by advising the German Government and the social partners at the “Zukunftsgespräche” in Meseberg.

Author: Niklas Leicht

Date: 10. September 2018