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International Monitoring: Dilemma Map

The project IMO has identified five central socioeconomic dilemmas of the modern world of work and economy. On the one hand, these dilemmas serve as a framework for the structuring of the interdisciplinary monitoring results. On the other hand, they constitute decisive problems with regard to the strengthening of the innovative caability and competitiveness of organizations.

These dilemmas cannot (and must not!) be solved or eliminated. The dilemmas are constitutive components of every market economy and characteristic for healthy and productive competition. The real challenge is not to overcome them, but to find appropriate strategies to manage the dilemmas in an efficient way.

While the meta dilemma "Sustainability vs. Short-Term Profit Maximization" describes a paradigmatic contradiction in economic acting, the four main dilemmas are oriented on the decisive dimensions of socioeconomic pressure in our times:

  • Cost Pressure
  • Pressure to Succeed
  • Time Pressure
  • Flexibilization Pressure
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