What possibilities does the employer have in designing a modern workplace?
The workplace of the future stands for innovation, creativity and the combination of productive work and relaxation. The central values of the New Work concept are independence, freedom and participation in the community. A good mixture of functionality, conviviality and comfort, for example, can be these:
- Modern office equipment
- Mobility and flexibility, possibility of home office, trust-based working hours
- Creative spaces and lounge areas
- Individually adapted software solutions, modern hardware solutions
- Attractive employer offers in the area of health management and employee events.
However, it is not enough to offer employees hard facts. It is more important that companies take their employees with them and develop a corresponding mindset. The involvement of the employees is a decisive point for sustainable successful change and success.
Many employees want a digital workplace without dependency on IT. Today it is no longer necessarily the company car that attracts potential employees. An important goal is positive employer branding, which affects both existing employees and the recruitment of new staff. When it comes to the workplace of the future, many people quickly think of chic and architecturally modern office buildings, but it's not just the ambience that counts: Flexibility in the form of work is required, but here too there are often differences. What ultimately counts in the New Work concept is the overall package.
Andreas Wartenberg has been an executive search consultant for more than 25 years, filling management positions in the technology sector and other industries. Mr. Wartenberg set up and led national and international teams before joining Hager Unternehmensberatung as a Managing Director in 2008. He is a leading topic expert in the DACH region in regard to all aspects of technology management and digitalization within all type of corporations. Since early 2015 the Hager Unternehmensberatung has become a partner of Horton International. Andreas Wartenberg is currently Chairman of the Board at Horton Group International.