Kathleen Warnhoff

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Portrait Foto Kathleen Warnhoff (Martina Sander, WZB)
Martina Sander, WZB

Contact

kathleen.warnhoff [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
room
A 110
Scholarship Holder des Promotionskollegs

Research fields

Sociology of Work and Industries | Digitalization in Industries and Good Work
Projects

Learning in digital transition: Organizations, Groups and Individuals

From a sociological perspective, Kathleen Warnhoff investigates in her dissertation how certain learning processes in German industrial enterprises change with the introduction of networked technologies.

She therefore uses ethnographic methods to observe and question selected employees in their work context over a longer period of time.

The results of the study provide information on the question of how the employees' learning processes in industrial companies are organized when digital technologies are introduced into the everyday working life. Furthermore, the reconstruction of obstacles in company learning processes from the employees' point of view is discussed in order to develop normative criteria for learning in human-machine interactions. This enables systematic design approaches for a working life conducive to learning in highly automated work settings. Regarding Good Work, the aim is to develop recommendations on how these new technologies are best implemented for the employees.

Selected Publications

Warnhoff, K.; de Paiva Lareiro, P. (2019): Skill Development on the Shopfloor: Heading to a digital divide? 2nd Weizenbaum Conference on the subject of “Challenges of Digital Inequality: Digital Education, Digital Work, Digital Life”, 16/17th of May 2019 Berlin. https://doi.org/10.34669/wi.cp/2.23. [peer reviewed]

 

Warnhoff, K.; Krzywdzinski, M. (2018): Digitalisierung spaltet. Gering qualifizierte Beschäftigte haben weniger Zugang zu Weiterbildung. WZB-Mitteilungen Heft 162, S. 58-60.

 

Bittner-Fesseler, A.; Warnhoff, K. (2017): Lernende Start-ups und ihre Media Relations im Zeitalter von Digital Natives. Beitrag zur 17. interdisziplinären Tagung des Forschungsnetzwerkes Europäische Kulturen in der Wirtschaftskommunikation zum Thema: Digitalisierung und Kommunikation. Frankfurt/M.

Bittner-Fesseler, A.; Warnhoff, K. (2016). Junge Gründer sind Idealisten, aber keine Sozialrevolutionäre. Warum eine vorherrschende Meinung Gründer kleinmütig erscheinen lässt. In: Wünsch, U. (Hg.). Atmosphären des Populären II. Perspektiven, Posen, Projekte, Performances, Protokolle, Persönlichkeiten. Gizeh-Letters. Buchreihe der SRH Hochschule der populären Künste. Berliner Verlag Universitäts-Edition, S. 156-181.

Warnhoff, K. (2016): Tanzt der Tod jetzt anders aus der Reihe? Baudrillard zwischen Utopie und Dystopie. In: Benkel, T. (Hg.): Die Zukunft des Todes. Heterotopien des Lebensendes. Bielefeld: Transcript.

CV

2018

Member of the jury in the university competition "Show me your research" in the context of the science year 2018 on working environments of the future

since 2016

Research fellow at the doctoral program Good Work and scholarship holder of the Hans Böckler Foundation

since 2013

Lecturer at various universities in Berlin

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft, Design Akademie, Beuth Hochschule für Technik

2009 - 2013

Various positions in the education sector

2003 - 2009

Graduate of Business Communication Management (M.A.)

Image
Portrait Foto Kathleen Warnhoff (Martina Sander, WZB)
Martina Sander, WZB

Contact

kathleen.warnhoff [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
room
A 110