Berufliche Inklusion von Menschen mit Behinderung
Companies should be motivated to employ individuals with disabilities because of the ageing of the workforce, a lack of skilled labor, as well as innovation advantages of
heterogeneous groups. Individuals with disabilities profit from employment by experiencing lower levels of social isolation or an increased life satisfaction. The key for a
successful vocational inclusion is the fit between job requirements and the capabilities of the job holder. Generally speaking, employees with disabilities usually need a
certain workplace flexibility. However, to allow for such organizational flexibility is advantageous for different groups of employees as well, and can create positive working conditions for all employees and spur their satisfaction and performance. Based on recent technological developments, flexible working conditions including home office or flexible working time can be created rather easily. Often, it seems more difficult to achieve support from supervisors and co-workers, especially if they come with certain disadvantages. In such cases an open and honest discussion of these challenges and the development of an inclusive organizational culture seem absolutely necessary. Audi is providing an excellent practical example of how a successful occupational inclusion might look like - even in a physically challenging environment like car production.