The world of work is in a state of permanent change, which is currently taking place at great speed - not least due to the Corona pandemic. In addition, however, dynamics that existed even before the pandemic are having an impact on companies and are giving rise to a new understanding of work. The acute shortage of skilled workers and managers in many sectors means that many companies are unable to fill their vacancies with suitably qualified staff. In the competition for new staff, companies are increasingly confronted with Generation Z, whose expectations and wishes of a potential employer differ greatly from existing corporate cultures and values. In combination with other megatrends, such as connectivity (digitalisation), individualisation, and knowledge culture, the relevance of the future of work, i.e. the totality of modern and flexible forms of work and work organisation, is increasing massively. This study, therefore, addresses the following areas: Principle of the future of work, demands on leadership and organisational model, and group comparisons.