The Institute for Organizational Viability (IOV) sees organizations as organs and tools of society that contribute to a sustainable world worth living in. Organizations are social or socio-technical systems and places of human collaboration. Through its activities, the IOV contributes to the socially responsible shaping of this collaboration through structures, people, and alignment.
To achieve its aims, the IOV is oriented towards three strategic focal points, which are essentially built up and established through application-oriented research, but also through continuing education and service projects:
- Governance structures and control systems
- Organizational learning- and change processes
- Organizational culture and mindset
Our research serves to describe and explain organizational forms, the behavior of people in and around organizations, and the development of organizational design principles. This contributes to a broader picture of organizations as components and players in society and the environment. This is in line with the ZHAW principle of contributing to a sustainable society. Through these focal points, the IOV positions itself as a partner for internationally connectable, practice-relevant research and development.
Predictive replenishment of urban distribution centres for the decentralised food supply
Expert Group of the Swiss Alliance for Data-intensive (NTN-Network)
EEvery business is closely observing new technologies like Big Data Analytics, AI and Internet of Things as we all can see and understand its rich potentials. However, a new technology that just appeared on the horizon seems to be not yet understood by many people and companies. Thereby it is clear for experts: what ...
Strategility - agile strategic decision processes
Review, outlook, foresight: Working World 4.0 in the Swiss MEM sector
Swissmem has commissioned the ZHAW to investigate the transformation of the world of work through digitalization along the value chain of Swiss equipment, machinery and plant construction companies. This work is intended to increase the awareness of those responsible for decision-making in companies for the ...