1st Edition

Digital Project Practice for New Work and Industry 4.0

Edited By Tobias Endress Copyright 2023
    208 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    208 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    208 Pages 19 B/W Illustrations
    by Auerbach Publications

    New Work and Industry 4.0 have matured and this book takes a practical, experience-based approach to project management in these areas. It introduces methods and covers the practical aspects. It critically examines existing approaches and practices and shows their limitations. The book covers appropriate methods as well as human and social aspects. It contributes to the ongoing discussion of business practices and methods. It also aims to stimulate dialogue in the professional community.

    Digital Project Practice for New Work and Industry 4.0 begins by introducing basic concepts in the context of Industry 4.0 and discussing how they might influence organizational communication and impact the work environment. After examining the possibilities and challenges of remote work and collaboration in distributed teams all over the world, the book looks at a company's fundamental changes related to New Work from a practical business perspective as well as legal and ethical perspectives. It reviews the case of the VW emission scandal and recommends ways to improve corporate culture. Legal issues include New Work and hybrid forms of collaboration as well as liability for automated decisions (i.e., the potential need for an ‘electronic person’). Other implications for the workplace include how:

    • Industry 4.0 might influence the potential demand for "Digital Unions"
    • Industry 4.0, and lean production, and their applications can change industrial practices
    • Open Banking presents new approaches and new business models
    • Work structures and systems can empower employees’ work self-management

    This book also looks at how New Work effects individual workers. It addresses digital stress, introduces strategies for coping with it, and discusses related topics. It also explores the benefits of meditation and the economics of mind, body, and spirit.

    In essence, this book covers appropriate methods along with human and social factors. It also covers practice, different perspectives, and various experiences from all around the globe. Contributing to the ongoing discussion on business practices and methods, this book will nourish and stimulate dialogue in the professional community.

    1. Industry 4.0 - The Impact on  Communication and Work Environment
    Günter Jeschke and Tobias Endress

    2. How Do You Keep Your Employees Engaged in Remote Work?
    Stephan Meyer

    3. Remote Work and the Value of Informal Networks
    Tobias Endress

    4. Why New Work Is the Result of Fundamental Changes in a Company
    Philipp Lehmkuhl

    5. New Work and Collaborative Cheating Lessons from the VW Emission Scandal
    Christopher Castille and Tobias Endress

    6. How Industry 4.0 Influences Our Work Environment
    David Galipeau

    7. Digital Stress and Coping
    Christiane Hagmann-Steinbach

    8. Economics of Mind, Body, Spirit Experimental Games Reveal New Human Choices
    Syed S. Khan

    9. New Work and Hybrid Forms of Collaboration Corporation or Not?
    Marc Nathmann

    10. Electronic Person Who Is Liable for Automated Decisions
    Marc Nathmann

    11. Industry 4.0 and Lean Production 
    Marc Helmold and Tracy Dathe

    12. Open Banking and Digital Ecosystems
    Martin Schneider

    13. New Self-Managing Work Systems                                                                                                   

    Kourosh Dadgar


    Dr. Tobis Endress is a full-time assistant professor at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) - School of Management. He has more than 20 years of professional experience in digital project business and innovation management. His former roles include program and project manager, product owner and business analyst. He was in charge of several change initiatives in multi-national environments with teams distributed throughout the globe. Dr. Endress has completed professional training for banking, graduated in Computer Science and Business Administration at VWA Frankfurt/Main, in Business Economics at Avans+ in Breda (NL). He obtained a Master’s Degree in Leadership in Digital Communication at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK Berlin) and University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), as well as a Doctorate in Business Administration at the University of Gloucestershire (UK). I’m a fellow of the EuroMed Academy of Business.