Future of Work

Businesses create framework conditions allowing people to mature in an increasingly digitized world.

Best Practices


The digital transformation evokes disruptive changes within our working environment. Especially the transformation of work-related modes of collaboration and communication requires special attention.

Digitization pressures companies to realign the compatibility of working needs and business interests. Besides the provision of technical equipment, this adaptation requires a new culture of leadership and management addressing the shift towards new work. Moving beyond traditional management ideas, the future of work focuses on the well-being and motivation of people.

Internal Stakeholders: Employees, shareholders, works council, managers

External Stakeholders: Entrepreneurs, politicians, associations, science

  • Strategic approach: Considering social responsibility, customer centricity, agility, and meaning
  • Individual development: Addressing the need of fulfilling work, flexible working conditions, work-life integration, demand for advanced training
  • Transparency & valuation: Expressing appreciation towards colleagues, addressing diversity, reduction of hierarchies
  • Leadership & organization: Adapting towards a participative leadership culture, flexible organizational structure, collaborative working environment

  • Promotion of flexibility regarding working conditions
  • Implement targeted recruiting processes
  • Define roles and delineate responsibilities, such as on matters of CDR
  • Use digital tools and technology to enrich possibilities of individual development
  • Define basic digital competencies
  • Establish training and learning communities
  • Encourage commitment of employees and managers to acquire digital competence
  • Think about new ways of working
  • Adapt towards new leadership concepts
  • Initiate organizational and cultural changes