In a rapidly changing world, MADE in Germany examines the risks and benefits of digitalization and its impact on the way we work, what we earn and how we live. The program also investigates the ethics of business, and showcases young entrepreneurs who are redefining the workplace. Instead of just crunching the numbers, MADE delves deeper into issues and also explores the emotional side to stories.
Karsten vom Bruch is an engineer who worked for Bosch. The company was involved in developing the software that enabled carmakers to cheat on the emissions of their diesel engines. Bosch fired him. He’s now fighting in the courts to get his job back.
Headhunter Heiner Thorborg says nowadays empathy and a lack of ego are needed in a good boss, and a corporate culture in which nobody dares speak up about serious problems and even crimes is unacceptable.
Authoritarian management is a nightmare. How can staff address problems without fear? Megan Reitz, who teaches on leadership at a business school, provides tips on how to create a culture of openness in companies.
Thomas Blades took over as CEO at the construction and engineering group Bilfinger when it was in big trouble for earlier corrupt practices. It has since invested a lot in compliance. He tells us what it’s all about.
Artificial intelligence software can now deliver quick and accurate diagnoses for patients. Machine learning is transforming health care. Computers may soon be indispensable in the battles against cancer, multiple sclerosis, dementia or COVID-19.
Artificial Intelligence is still not as smart as humans. But in a few years that could easily change, and AI might replace us in many important roles. We take a look at some startups to find out how AI is likely to develop.
Managers have trouble keeping tabs on staff working from home. Are they working efficiently and hard enough? Or are they slacking? Some software lets bosses monitor those in home office - a practice that e.g. in Germany is illegal.
Artificial intelligence creates new jobs and professions, but it also destroys many old ones. What about journalism though? Our reporter, Miltiades Schmidt, wonders whether or not he too might one day be replaced by a robot.
Crises may be painful, but they also offer opportunities. Ernest Darkoh is a social entrepreneur in South Africa. He talks about ways to shape one's professional future in the midst of a global pandemic -- and perhaps even help people as well.
It's all so different this year because of social distancing. Will Krieger be able to see his mother? Will families around the world be together? The crisis highlights the importance of love and friendship and the insignificance of piles of gifts.