• is the website where you can find general information about the project: what it is, what it offers and the tools available. It has a series of simulations/games that help companies in their process of reflection.
  •  Power BI: this link contains a report with different sections in Power Business Intelligence format which summarises the Bateratzen initiative, the multisectoral and longitudinal database it has, as well as the knowledge distilled from the research carried out over the years in terms of the relationship between variables and metrics related to people's well-being and organisational performance.

Research Framework

We live in a society of knowledge, and economic development depends increasingly on the acquisition of new knowledge. In this context, the importance of intangible capital has increasing strategic importance. We need personnel trained to make the most of the potential of the new technologies. Today, human intelligence has become essential in the production process. More precisely, we are referring to intelligence understood in its broadest sense, including, beyond cognitive abilities, emotions, motivation and free will. To be able to carry out a professional activity, not all aspects of human personality are therefore necessary. In short, workers are expected to be able to transform constantly, to identify with the company objectives and to act with co-responsibility. The challenge is to create working environments where people can grow professionally in a way that guarantees their contribution to organisations so that they can adapt to the highly uncertain and rapidly changing scenarios that we are currently experiencing.

This leads to companies in Gipuzkoa facing a change in their business strategy and changing their perspective towards intangible assets; human capital and social capital. This change in companies will only be possible through a change in the role of the people in the organisation in which learning and talent development are strategic for this progress. Workers who have historically worked more or less passively executing stable tasks over time, must face a constant dynamic of learning for the purpose of being more flexible and making the strategy of more added value a reality. This involves a major change in the way that the organisation manages people. It involves the company designing and creating a people-centred work experience based on the cultural, technological and physical environment where people want to go to work and feel identified with the organisation.


Currently, there are substantial deficiencies regarding how to successfully face a change because the practice of people management in companies has been guided by intuitions and passing fads instead of doing it from contrasted empirical knowledge. There are no tools and opportunities to chart people's personal and work futures and continuously update skills throughout their lives. Furthermore, there is a gap between companies that do it well and those that could do it better. Therefore, the objective of the Bateratzen project is to provide companies with knowledge/science and tools (based on empirical data) that promote the development of favourable work contexts for the future.


A work group has been set up consisting of six faculties from the four Gipuzkoa universities: MGEP, MIK and Lanki of MU, the Faculty of Psychology of the UPV/EHU, Orkestra, the Basque institute of Competitiveness and the faculty of Engineering of Tecnun. This work team includes different areas of knowledge: the industrial and engineering field (MGEP), the field of work and organisational psychology (Faculty of Psychology of the UPV/EHU), the field of territorial competitiveness (Orkestra), the field of cooperative values management (Lanki), the field of business sciences (MIK) and combines them to meet the specific needs of companies (represented by the outsourcing of Mondragon Humanity at Work and the Association of Machine Tools - AFM). Therefore, the team combines the challenges of the application in the company (represented by Mondragón Corporation and AFM) with the generation of knowledge (represented by the universities).

Resources available

Bateratzen is a project that has been in progress for 10 years since its first edition in 2009. Below are various resources that show the material and knowledge that have been generated and are available to the public.



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