The Future of Digital Work

Thesis (BA/MA)

Advisor(s): Barbara Prommegger (barbara.prommegger@tum.de)

Context

Digitalization is changing the way we all work. Never before have we been so aware of this change as through our new approach of working, forced or accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. While the switch to working from home was unusual for many at first, it is now part of everyday life and brings with it many advantages and disadvantages. Even though digital technologies have enabled us to quickly master our new way of working during the pandemic, it is so far unclear what will remain of these changes and how this will affect work in the long term.

In this context, the question arises as to what the digital work of the future will look like. How does our relationship with our employer change when we work from home? How do we collaborate and connect with colleagues - not only work-wise, but also mentally? How can we make work more modern, independent and inclusive through digitalization? 

These and similar questions can serve as a foundation for your student thesis (BA/MA/Guided Research). The activities during the preparation of the work include literature analysis, the compilation of research questions, conduction of the research and deriving the findings.

Task(s)

Literature analysis, qualitative analysis (interviews, case study research etc.) or quantitative analysis (survey research, archive data, public data, etc.).

Requirements

  • Interest in current topics of IT work and digital work
  • Experience in & willingness to learn about scientific writing
  • Experience in & willingness to learn about quantitative/qualitative data analysis
  • Structured, reliable & self-motivated work style

Further Information

The thesis can be written in English or German. The topic can also be adapted to your interests. If you have further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me directly. Please send your application including our application form, a current transcript of records, and your CV barbara.prommegger@tum.de. Please note that we can only consider applications with complete documents.