Humanizing Institutions

More recently, the importance of mission statements and visions in companies has increased. Behind this is the insight that the culture of an organization is crucial to its success. The ifz is now part of a project that goes beyond this insight.

Under the direction of Prof. Clemens Sedmak, American and Austrian Social Scientists will be accompanying four institutions in the USA and in Austria. They investigate how the principles of social coexistence in the institutions can be realized in Catholic social teaching. In Salzburg, the Kolping House is the subject of research. In conversation with the residents and staff, we at ifz examine to what extent the core ideas of the Catholic social doctrine can contribute to a truly human togetherness. The scientists ask questions such as: Can the dignity of individuals be experienced through specific structures that promote recognition? And: Is the idea of ​​subsidiarity implemented in decision-making structures and opportunities for participation? Further project partners are a hospital in Austria as well as a school and a city administration in the USA.