Work and Recognition

The research project “Decent Work: Cultures of Recognition” was initiated in March 2009. Its aim was to approach the question, how employees, supervisors and companies may find a good balance in their interaction. Particular attention was devoted to the promotion of the employees‘ satisfaction and self-fulfilment by strengthening a culture of recognition.

The research project also investigated if – and, if applicable, how strongly – unemployed people perceive a lack of recognition, and what implication that has for our society as a whole. People’s social position is determined by their work and in particular by gainful employment. Social recognition is closely linked with employment. People who are unemployed or only have a ‘bad’ job, will receive only little or no recognition at all.