NRP 15 "World of Work: Humanisation and Technological Development"

Under pressure from the economic challenges and technological advances, the Swiss labour market has also been swept up in an accelerated period of change. This situation was seen both as an opportunity to reshape work and as a danger in respect of the relationship between people and work.

The objective of the National Research Programme “World of Work: Humanisation and Technological Development” (NRP 15) was to investigate the extent to which measures could help to place people at the centre of an evolving world of work. Such solutions had to take sufficient account of both the right to quality of life of workers, and of demands for productivity.

Facts and figures

Overall grant

CHF 5,000,000

President of the Expert Group

François Stoll

Programme Director

Andreas Alioth

Completion of research work


Final reports

Brochure: Menschen an der Arbeit; Ergebnisse aus dem NFP 15 (Alioth A.; Iten M. [Hrsg.]; 1990; 63 Seiten)