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Master’s thesis in continuous performance development, human resources

Country: Denmark
Working hours: Full-time
Application deadline: 2019-10-01T23:59:59.0000000
Workplace: Gentofte

Do you want to kickstart your career and turn complex theory into innovative solutions? 


Write your master’s thesis with us and face a wide range of complex practical and theoretical challenges. You’ll get the opportunity to work in a company with a strong vision to create a world that runs entirely on green energy.


Overall project description 

In Ørsted, we acknowledge that our talents are key when it comes to realising our vision and that they need to be constantly developed to achieve our vision. We wish to create a culture where development is at the forefront, and where it is acknowledged that we all need constantly development if we want to be able to keep up with the rapidly changing world we’re living in.


Detailed project description 

In the previous year, we’ve started the implementation of a new ambitious talent strategy. As part of this strategy, we wish to implement a strong continuous performance development culture. Meaning that employees take responsibility for their development journey, that our managers are able to facilitate and support their employees in this journey, and that we as a company create the right environment for development (training offers, tools, etc.). We don’t believe that annual development dialogues can stand alone if we want to develop our talents. Development must be ongoing, and the individual plan for development needs to be revisit and adjusted on a continuous basis, so that it’s always aligned with where we’re headed as a business and individuals. However, we need to create the overall plan for how we can create this mindset/culture around development in the organisation.


Project overview 

Today, both theory and best practise examples of implementing a continuous performance development culture are limited. We’re looking for an individual or a group of students who can explore and describe the processes and systems that have a high impact on performance culture and support us in diving further into the theory, understand the dynamics and investigate in companies that have succeeded in implementing a strong continuous development culture and come up with suggestion on how Ørsted can succeed with developing a strong continuous performance development culture. Relevant areas of investigation for the thesis could encompass how we can create engagement and commitment to this agenda, and secondly how we can measure the impact of the cultural implementation.


Your competences include that you 

  • have a relevant background within i.e. human resource management or similar education
  • have a structured and enthusiastic approach to the challenge of doing a master’s thesis in an industry setting 
  • have knowledge of and experience in working with cultural implementation in complex organisations
  • speak and write English fluently. 



Functional area: Human resource management 


Number of students: Max. 2 

Academic level: MSc


Project supervisor(s)/department(s) 

Terese Korsgaard Christensen, Lead HR Consultant, Performance Development


Would you like to support a cultural chance in Ørsted? Apply no later than 1 October 2019, as we’ll be conducting interviews on a continuous basis. 


Desired start date: Start date is not fixed.


Please don’t hesitate to contact Terese Korsgaard Christensen, if you’d like to know more about the position. 


Please note that for your application to be taken into account, you must submit your application via our online career pages.  


About Ørsted 

Headquartered in Denmark, Ørsted’s 6,300 employees develop, construct and operate offshore and onshore wind farms, bioenergy plants and innovative waste-to-energy solutions and provide smart energy products to its customers. In Ørsted Shared Functions, we support the entire Ørsted group and are key enablers in ensuring organisational success. For more information on Ørsted, visit 





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