The equal opportunities plan is part of the MPI-INF's efforts to create a working environment that takes into account the different life situations of the members of the Institute; it thus complies with the equal opportunities established by law.
For us, crafting equal opportunities policies means establishing and developing organizational and structural conditions within the Institute that make individual development opportunities possible for all members of the Institute. Our goal is equal opportunities for all employees, irrespective of their diversity. With this equality opportunities plan, we are continuing the Institute's individual needs policy, which has been successful for years.
The identification and, wherever possible, the removal of development barriers is one of the central common goals of the Institute. We encourage all members of the Institute to participate in the development of gender equality policies and, in this way, continue and improve equal conditions for all employees.
You can find the equal opportunities plan on our intranet.
Conflicts are only human
Wherever people come together, there will be conflicts. Unresolved conflicts may have an impact on the overall working climate and may affect the motivation, even of staff members who are not directly involved. It is therefore important to address conflicts and to find lasting solutions.
If you find yourself in a conflict, you are not forced to solve it by yourself. The Institute provides a number of contact points that are available to assist you. Your concern will be treated in a confidential and appreciative manner, and it will only be communicated to further or the correct body (or bodies) with your permission.
Further information you can find on the website of the MPS and specific contact points on our intranet.
In January 2018, the Max Planck Society implemented a central works agreement on this topic,
first referred to as the "Code of Conduct":