We support companies, organisations and managers in the design of attractive working conditions and organisational forms.

Are you interested in an in-depth analysis and developing an action plan for your organisation? Perhaps your company would like to cooperate in research, submit a topic for a student thesis or simply send your staff on one of our training courses.  
If so, please feel free to contact us.

Research + Development

We develop and design of new forms of work and organisational forms in the context of increasing flexibility and digitalisation. We focus on development paths towards open and inclusive organisational cultures and new flexible forms of work. 

We envision work contexts that facilitate the compatibility between gainful employment and care duties, diversity at all management levels, as well as mindfulness and positive leadership, as effective instruments in the design of work and corporate organisational forms. 

We can cooperate in the following ways:

  • Conception and implementation of applied research and development projects, e.g. Innosuisse and EU Projects
  • Consulting 
  • Cooperation on pure research («basic» research)


Through close contact with the private sector, our research and exchanges within our network of national and international experts, we follow and shape current developments in the fields of HRM, new forms of work and corporate organisation, diversity and inclusion, mindfulness and positive leadership. Through the quality of our practice-oriented services,  based on current research and best practice, we create real added value for you and your company.

Our range of services includes:

  • Consulting and coaching
  • Stakeholder analyses and requirements surveys
  • Concept work: from problem analysis to solution development
  • Comparative studies
  • Evaluations 
  • Expert opinions, audits and reviews
  • Identification and documentation of best practices
  • Implementation of training, education and further education
  • Guest speaking and presentations

When necessary, we work with other institutes of the Berne University of Applied Sciences and industry partners.

Student projects

Does your company need the answer to a challenging question or have a task which one of our students could work on? Please do not hesitate to contact us.

We supervise bachelor and master theses in the fields of business administration and business informatics with a service/consulting orientation, especially if they are research related. We charge a fee of (CHF 500.- to CHF 1000.-) depending on the amount of work involved. We do not provide a performance guarantee.

Are you interested in cooperating? We would be delighted to hear from you. 

To the request for student work (in German)

Training + continuing education

Will you be involved in job design and organisational development in the future? Would you like to expand your skills in personnel management, strengthen your leadership qualifications or find out more about mindfulness and positive leadership? Are you looking for further training for your next career step?

The Institute for New Work offers the following formats: 

  • Coaching and training
  • Specialist courses
  • Continuing education (CAS, DAS and EMBA)