New Work benefits for employees:
New Work approaches and ideas
New Work has become an integral part of the modern working world. Understood as a buzzword, it now stands for creativity, flexibility and collaboration in response to far-reaching changes that globalisation, digitalisation and automation bring on a daily basis. New Work is the result of a development, as the traditional working model no longer meets the needs of employees and companies.
What does New Work mean?
New Work can be understood as a continuously evolving concept that refers to a new way of thinking about work in the age of global networking as well as artificial intelligence. This new way of thinking about work is driving mobile working, working time models and digital solutions.
But if you think that New Work is a new concept, you’re wrong – for this term was first coined by sociologist Robert Merton in the 1930s. At that time, he described New Work as a reaction to the changing world of work.
New about today’s New Work, however, is how this approach links technology, organisational change and the mindset of employees. In the past, companies and employees alike defined work largely by where and for whom it was performed. That has changed fundamentally today. Today, work is viewed in a way that refers to which work is done and by what means.
We will be happy to show you how you, as a professional and manager, can live New Work, gain advantages for yourself and also give your company valuable impulses along the way.
New work - a new world of working
Stressed at work? Some 40% of German employees feel the same. The risk of suffering burnout is increasing – and that means preventing it has never been more important.
Escape from your daily routine and take time for personal development. Or just explore the world. The reasons for a sabbatical or sabbatical year are diverse.
What are the benefits of New Work for professionals and managers?
New Work is designed to make it easier for employees to better combine professional and family commitments, while enabling them to be more creative and productive in their work. Companies are driving the trend toward New Work by an increasing use of technology that makes it easier for workers to work remotely from home or anywhere in the world. A desired side effect: Tools and collaborative systems make companies more competitive in a global economy – and also more attractive to job seekers.
More and more companies are moving away from traditional, inherited hierarchical structures and are pursuing flatter, more agile models that put employee collaboration above the competition. An equally useful side effect: Employees are adopting a new mindset that values autonomy, creativity and determination over traditional measures of success such as job title or salary.
But that's not all. New Work offers even more advantages
Employees and managers increasingly work together as a team, and strict hierarchy levels are reduced.
Working from home saves you (life) time, as long commutes are eliminated and you can use the time saved for yourself and your private life.
Depending on the situation, you will be better able to focus on your work at home (deep work) and concentrate on your tasks without interruption.
As a result, your productivity increases and you learn to constantly improve your own organisational skills as well as your time management.
Does New Work require a different mindset?
In summary, these trends are leading to a fundamental change in the way we work. The result is a world of work that is more decentralised, collaborative and flexible. The New Work workplace can be realised in co-working spaces or office spaces, which, for example, are rented by several companies at the same time.
New Work requires different skills, a different mindset from everyone involved, and also a different approach to how we think about work.
The following questions should lead to concrete approaches:
Are you ready for this new world of work, too? Then welcome to new work.
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