thyssenkrupp is a diversified industrial group with a growing share of industrial goods and services businesses. The company now wants to strengthen the expertise of its employees in the field of technology by relying on targeted learning initiatives. To this end, it will collaborate with the Lucerne-based company getAbstract, which will provide thyssenkrupp with thematically coordinated summaries of non-fiction material. The digitally retrievable texts are intended to increase the rate of learning and make it possible to learn anywhere.
“Learning in everyday working life means constantly confronting new challenges as a company, rethinking strategies, repositioning business processes and adapting personal behaviour,” said thyssenkrupp’s Detlef Hunsdiek. “With getAbstract, learning can now be made accessible to our global HR community, making it a part of our everyday work.”
Founded in 1999, getAbstract provides online summaries of business books. Usually consisting of five pages, the summaries contain the main statements and basic ideas of the book and are available in English, German, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, French and Portuguese.