The study uses the example of manufacturing companies in order to examine the extent to which employees' expectations of employers have changed against the backdrop of altered work content and tasks in the course of Industry 4.0.
On the one hand, the views of employees and employers will be collected using focus groups and expert interviews. On the other hand, a survey will be used to investigate the extent to which men and women differ in their assessment of these contents.
In this context, it is also essential to investigate the question of how far the change in working conditions and content also changes the expectations of the employer. Remuneration systems would have to be rethought accordingly and aspects that play a role beyond purely monetary payment would also have to come more into focus.
The expected results clarify changed expectations from the employee's point of view and enable employers to design appropriate personnel policy instruments in the course of personnel development and diversity management.