FEB
10

How a mix of home office and presence work succeeds

Back to the office or continue to work from home? For many companies, a hybrid model can be the solution: hybrid working. How to find a suitable model and define sensible rules. Some don't want to come back to the company at all because they can work better in a home office. Others long to work on-site again, to meet colleagues. With the end of the...
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JAN
31

One in five companies have more people running away than Corona - why they do it

One in five companies is receiving more notices from its employees than before the pandemic. This is the result of a survey by personnel service provider Robert Half. What has changed above all are the employees' motives for saying "goodbye" to their employer: In first place is the lack of prospects for a pay rise or a promotion (14 percent). In th...
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JAN
21

Matrix for mobile success

If hybrid collaboration is to be productive, leaders and teams must consider two axes: Location and time. But there is no blueprint that works for everyone. A guide to a collaborative path forward. We're not going back," said Hiroki Hiramatsu, global head of human resources at Japanese IT company Fujitsu, back in September 2020. "The two hours many...
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JAN
10

New Work in practice: When it works - and when it doesn't

New Work seems like a magic word that creates new products and professions. There are new-work coaches, new-work skills, and a new-work mindset. However, many companies lack a clear definition and measurable goals that new work methods are supposed to pay off. A simple questionnaire from organizational psychology helps. Patrizia Müller is the HR ma...
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JAN
07

Home office success is a matter of type

Managers need to help their teams draw boundaries between work and personal life in the home office. How you can help yourself - and your employees - find the time and space to work productively. Home office used to be an option, but not for everyone. Employees first had to painstakingly convince their supervisors that they could do their jobs well...
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DEZ
06

Managers don't want a home office - because they don't trust their employees

Many employees would like to have hybrid working models, but their superiors are not convinced. They fear the loss of control and think that work is not done properly within their own four walls. Working in a home office has become socially acceptable due to the lockdown, and by now most employees no longer want to do without this option. As a resu...
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NOV
19

Hybrid meetings: came to stay

Too chaotic, unproductive or too little participation by employees from the home office: time and again, hybrid meetings are unsatisfactory for everyone present. They need special structures to be successful. These five tips ensure efficiency and profitable exchanges. 1. Rethink the meeting concept 2. Choose the right technology and tools 3. Prepar...
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NOV
12

7 Measures for employee retention

It doesn't always have to be more pay. These seven measures for employee retention go beyond material incentives and instead ensure greater identification with the company. This is more sustainable and also less expensive. 7 measures that promote employee loyalty 1. flexible working hours 2. remote work 3. appreciation 4. good working atmosphere 5....
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NOV
09

Between Trust and Control - Impact of the Corona Pandemic from the Executive's Perspective

In a joint study, the market research institute rheingold and Hays are investigating how companies in Germany are dealing with the Corona crisis: What impact is the Corona pandemic having on companies? What challenges do managers face? And how are the demands on employees changing? Summer 2021 shows adaptation and flexibility in the corporate and w...
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OKT
25

What does New Work look like after the Corona pandemic?

Employees and managers will have to adapt to different ways of working in the future. A chat in the kitchen must be planned and the lunch break announced. Working where you want and when you want. Just a few years ago, this sounded absurd and far removed from reality. Today, it has become the norm. The Corona pandemic has changed a lot of things, b...
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OKT
11

Collaboration software - market, benefits and what to look for when buying

The market of Collaboration software Collaboration software was described in 1990 as "intentional group processes, plus software to support them." Today, collaboration software leverages existing technologies to enable groups to communicate, share, coordinate, cooperate, solve problems, negotiate, or even compete for the purpose of completing a tas...
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OKT
05

The future of work is in collaboration: How collaboration platforms are shaping the way we work

For many people, the initial transition to remote work last year wasn't exactly a bed of roses. The sudden shift to the home office left us all with an uncomfortable mix of stress and isolation, and turned our world upside down. One of the main causes of these feelings was our slow means of communication, isolated from each other. When we all worke...
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OKT
01

Different types of collaboration tools and software

Thanks to today's workplace collaboration tools, productivity is no longer tied to a physical desk. The office can be anywhere there's an internet connection, meetings can be held from the comfort of home, and tasks are completed in real time with team-wide software. These tools help colleagues today be more communicative, collaborative and coopera...
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SEP
20

Home office lure

​Home office has become a daily reality for many in the Corona crisis. Various studies are investigating what opportunities mobile work offers and what risks arise. Our most important findings at a glance. Will office workers continue to work from home in the future? Job ads provide a clue. The Corona pandemic has catapulted many workers from the o...
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SEP
07

The Future is Hybrid - From Remote Work to Hybrid Solutions and a New Normal Working Model

New normal
At the moment, one news item about mobile work follows the other. Today, there is a current statement from Siemens, where mobile working is to be drastically expanded. In the meantime, there is already a corresponding board resolution and also a name, it is about a "New Normal Working Model" . As can be read further, however, this is not connected ...
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JUL
22

Social digital collaboration platforms - definition and key questions before implementation

Social digital collaboration platforms
A social digital collaboration platform includes all the applications and tools that employees need, not just a social intranet or communication tools such as chats and video chats, but also collaboration tools. In addition, important functions such as time tracking, IT support module and customer management are also offered, creating a platform th...
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JUL
22

Digital Workplace – history, technology and market overview

Digital workplace
The digital workplace is an organizational structure of an organization's workplace in an online setting. The workplace and the digital workplace are becoming ever more important in modern organizations. As a result of the Digital Revolution, many organizations have begun to shift the traditional workplace structure towards a digital workplace mode...
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JUL
20

Social Intranets: Definition and advantages

Social Intranet
Intranet versus Social Intranet An intranet is part of a company's in-house computer network; its data is contained within the corporate network and the networked computers on the company's network. The term Social Intranet describes a network of social information available to a group of people, often within a workplace, that can be accessed via a...
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JUL
20

Efficient team work and how leaders and tools can support it

Team work
New work and collaboration tools are essential to ensure teams can operate more efficiently as well as communicate and collaborate across geographic and cultural boundaries. However, new tools may also put an increased responsibility for content maintenance on the shoulders of individuals. The more time spent on content maintenance, the more it may...
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JUL
15

Employee platform as efficiency driver

Mitarbeiterplattform
The strategic digitization of operational processes in internal communications via a central platform reduces costs. A mobile-first concept in companies with many employees without PC workstations also creates a good corporate culture. Practical examples show what a digital communications platform can achieve in companies. The way a company designs...
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JUL
15

Practical guide to home office and mobile working: Tips for Remote Work

Home Office
The topic of home office and mobile working, or remote working, suddenly came into focus for many companies as a result of the Corona pandemic. While some of them confidently switched to digital collaboration, others recognized a multitude of unanswered questions. With the end of the "home office mandate," organizations are now faced with the quest...
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JUL
15

The future of work for non-desk workers

Non-desk2
New Work is currently the buzzword on everyone's lips. For the most part, however, it only refers to the everyday work of employees in the office. But what is the situation like for workers who do not have a desk, so-called non-desk workers? New Work: The bulletin board has had its day What does the future of work look like? This question is not on...
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JUL
14

Successful in the hybrid workplace

Hybrider Arbeitsplatz
With a mix of office and home-based work, offices have reopened and companies are realizing that working will be a hybrid in the future. Work has shifted from the office to the home - and it will continue to do so. But are employers doing enough to maintain company culture and team development in the new blended workplaces? as part of a study from ...
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JUL
14

In which industries is home office most widespread

Branchen
Home office has proven to be an effective way to limit contacts at work as well as on the way to work during the Corona pandemic, thus reducing the risk of infection. But while some jobs can be easily done from home, in other areas this is not readily possible - and this is reflected in job postings. The aim of a study conducted by the company Hays...
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JUL
14

Which professional groups are best suited for home office

Berufsgruppen
Home office has proven to be an effective way to limit contacts at work as well as on the way to work during the Corona pandemic, thus reducing the risk of infection. But while some jobs can be easily done from home, in other areas this is not readily possible - and this is reflected in job postings. The aim of a study conducted by the company Hays...
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JUL
14

Home office in transition

Home Office
Flexibility, pragmatism, willingness to change - rarely have these qualities been in such demand as in the past few months. As if out of the blue, a virus forced us to throw established conventions overboard overnight and enter "new territory". Without being able to draw on empirical values from comparable situations, ways had to be found to avoid ...
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JUL
03

4 reasons why communication with non-desk workers is so important

​For internal communications, non-desk-workers are a group that is consistently rated as difficult to reach. There are 4 key learnings for communicating with non-desk-workers: There is no one-size-fits-all solution, and traditional channels don't work The cost of miscommunication is higher than ever before Tomorrow's changes shouldn't stop you from...
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JUL
02

Home Office - Curse or Blessing

Home Office
More flexible working practices are the long-cherished wish of many employees. But it took the Corona pandemic for bosses to recognize the benefits of home offices and digital communications. With the gradual easing of contact restriction regulations, German companies are slowly lining up for a return to the office. Is this a return to "business as...
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JUL
02

The corridor radio in the middle of Corona and Home Office

corridor radio
Does it feel like you don't even notice what's happening in your company when you're in your home office - or only when the company management officially announces it? No wonder, because small talk in the hallway or at the coffee machine is missing. But there are ways to encourage virtual hallway chatter. It's not only important for well-being. Aft...
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JUN
02

The 3 standard problems of Social Intranets. Do not worry about them!

According to well known experts in the field, standard social intranets have 3 main downfalls.Here I will explain to you why you do not need to worry about them. 

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MAI
27

How to radically improve performance and engagement at work

Looking for ways to improve your employee's performance? In this blog post, we will show you how to achieve stellar productivity from your employee's without resorting to pay rises and promotions.

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