Competency Development in Distributed Work Environments

  • Pamela Meil
  • Eckhard Heidling
Part of the IFIP International Conference for Information Processing book series (IFIPAICT, volume 160)


New company strategies are characterised by fluid company boundaries in which the integration of production and service processes take place outside of its borders. These open structures lead to increasing forms of distributed work, often organised into projects. This paper examines the shift in competency requirements associated with distributed work, and the individual and organisational measures that are necessary to assure their development and retention.

Key words

Geographically distributed work Competency requirements Critical situations Experienced-based learning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pamela Meil
    • 1
  • Eckhard Heidling
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Social Science Research (ISF)MunichGermany

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