Since the needs and realities of employees’ lives and external influences are constantly changing, New Work is not a final state. Rather, New Work is an ongoing process in which the understanding of work and cooperation should be constantly put to the test.
In order to successfully implement New Work in a company, many aspects must be taken into account and the working world must be thought of holistically. This ranges from organisational structures and processes, work culture and leadership, space and technology to new forms of collaboration. At workingwell, we summarise these aspects in four essential areas: Space, Culture, Technology and Services. And we are convinced that when people’s needs and requirements are taken into account, they are in a perfect flow that makes them productive and satisfied.
In terms of space, for example, this means a feel-good atmosphere, a diverse range of workplaces to meet the different needs of employees and a modern design that inspires and stimulates creativity. In terms of work culture, appreciation, trust and freedom of decision are an important foundation that is lived out in cooperation and leadership. Technologies and tools should support work perfectly – be intuitive and functional. A good service offer can additionally support people in their everyday work – with healthy food, fitness and wellbeing offers or services that take the pressure off work and private life.
Conclusion: Change should take place as synchronised as possible at all levels – this also applies to the corporate strategy, structures and processes. A change process should be embedded in the corporate strategy, because this determines the direction and the degree of change. A stringent orientation towards the corporate strategy and a common vision is important so that employees can understand how they can contribute to the success of the company.