InVest Brochure “Trust-oriented Change Management” out now
Empirical results and design ideas for the sustainable change in organisations are broadly discussed in the brochure “Trust-oriented Change Management”. The brochure can be downloaded via the following link.  

05/02/2013: Event “Trust and permanent change in companies”
On February 5th 2013, the IAI and the IKMS staged an event about research results from the project InVest in Beckmanns Hof at Ruhr-University Bochum. Launched under the motto “Trust and permanent change in companies – Chances and limits of design”, the event was rounded off by an exchange of experiences in the field of change management. Impressions from the event as well as the programme are available here.

At the Multi-Conference “Work designing” in Nürnberg, the project InVest presents its research results. More information accessible via the following link.

The research project InVest presents its results from the written survey of experts and executives about the consequences of reorganisation in the workshop “Designing change processes – Fostering trust” in the framework of the GfA Spring Convention in Kassel. Information on the congress can be found here.

December 2011

The May 2011 edition of the jounal praeview called “Change we can believe in” deals with the topic “Designing change processes – Fostering trust”. Included are several articles about the project InVest (see also the section "Publication").

August 2011
Start of the written survey for specialists and executives about the consequences of reorganization.

23 – 25/03/2011
The project InVest presents its research results at the Spring Convention of the Society for Work Sciences (GfA) in Chemnitz during the workshop “Designing change processes – Fostering trust” (23/3/2011) and in the framework of a poster presentation (25/3/2011). All information concerning the convention is available online at

The first InVest-practice-workshop
is going to take place in the premises of the Philosophical-Theological University in Münster on November 3rd from 10am to 2pm. Interested representatives of companies are warmly invited to learn more about the research results of the project InVest. Moreover, there is room for discussion with other executives during the workshop. The programme of the event is accessible via this link.

05 and 06/10/2010
Annual Conference of the funding priority “Balance between flexibility and stability” in Nürnberg, further information here.

InVest presentation at the BKU-Diocesan Group Meeting in AachenTalk by Markus Warode: “Trust management as a stabilising factor for organisational innovation processes”Project presentation of the Union of Catholic Entrepreneurs at the Catholic University of Aachen in the framework of the event “CSR – a new trend?”

InVest represented at the “Digitalk“
of the Digital City of Düsseldorf e.V.

The starting gun for the “empirical phase” has been fired
in the form of debriefings and case studies at different companies.

Start of the focus group FG4:

“Designing change processes – Fostering trust” in Bonn.

The press release concerning the kick-off of the project can be downloaded  here.

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