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“The future is agile: A rapid technological change, a constantly increasing rate of change as well as far-reaching social changes require dynamic robustness, flexibility and liquid structures – in one word: agility. Agility is the survival paradigm of the knowledge society.” ( Mark Wagner With these words, Mark Wagner opens his whitepaper on creative spaces. This topic is just one of the many subtopics of the hashtag: futurework. Everyone works with! The trend has been going in one direction for years: A. ll should participate in the company and so far companies have always managed to do better. Driven primarily by digital technologies. When people talked about the “interactive web” in Web 2.0, apps and the Internet of Things made it much more interactive. Now there are numerous other possibilities through, among others, CloudServices. The goal of Futurework is now to adapt the workplace and work to this “hands-on culture”.…

“Work when, where and how you want” is more than a startup vision from Silicon Valley. Even large corporations such as Microsoft, Daimler, Siemens, Adidas, Datev and numerous medium-sized companies are carefully considering how Work 4.0 will be organized in their companies. Concepts such as bring your own device, home office and new types of office concepts are the consequence of the digitization of work. Already in my round tables I noticed that company agreements and legal framework conditions are currently making agility and digitization more difficult. in the 3. Round table That is why the IT (employees) board member of one of Germany’s largest trade unions gave us an initial insight into the status quo: “It is by no means the case that we want to prevent Work 4.0, but we are already far too agile in defining guidelines and mobile work and are even conducting studies on it.…

The digitization of society and other technological advances will have a lasting impact on the labor market, change career paths and encourage companies to reorganize. This is often referred to as “Work 4.0”. If you take a closer look, this change has long since begun (Manager Magazin). For further investigation, this has Deutsche Telekom’s shareground team Together with the University of St. Gallen, 60 expert interviews on the subject of work 4.0 were carried out. I will briefly summarize the results for you in this article. Work 4.0 – act in today According to the study, work 4.0 should be established in companies today. The study sees 6 important pillars as drivers for the implementation of this so-called megatrend. A Culture of innovation should encourage employees to get involved – open spaces should encourage creativity. There is also talk of intrapreneurship. In the block Future work one speaks of time…

The digital transformation is hitting German companies like a steam hammer. To clarify this trend typified by many magazines, this article examines triggers, people and employees in digital transformation. To do this, I examined the hashtags future work, digital work and leading digital. The first part of the article examines why companies strive for “leading digital” and what this exactly means. In the second part, digital work is discussed as an answer to digital transformation. Leading digital Leading digital means market leadership through digital transformation of the company and / or the business model. The article deals with why companies are striving for this and how this change manifests itself exactly and which steps are necessary to implement it. The trigger of the digital transformation The digital transformation is called  the rapid growth of technology launches in German companies. Through global markets and a high level of competition, companies strive…

Based on his investigation of the concept of freedom, the Austro-American social philosopher Frithjof Bergmann developed the concept of the NewWork – of the New job . Bergmann’s criticism begins with a criticism of the American concept of freedom. He does not understand freedom to mean being able to choose between two (more or less bad) alternatives (freedom of choice). Rather, freedom means having the opportunity to do something really important (freedom of action). New job offers space for creativity and personal development. Change in society Our society is changing from an industrial to a knowledge society. Correspondingly, corporate structures and work spaces are also changing: service, information and creative workers are moving into the center of global economic activity, and while the work-life balance is being evoked, the boundaries between professional and private life are blurring. As creative workers, we are becoming increasingly self-employed, even if we are permanently…

The future of work in the context of the digitization of many areas of life is summarized under the term “Work 4.0”. Sounds simple, but in practice it is highly complicated: The buzzword “Work 4.0” conceals a plethora of unresolved labor law issues for employers, managers and employees Manager magazine . in the Article about work 4.0 Telekom and St. Gallen put forward some theses on the world of work 4.0. In this text I take the top 3 theses, which I consider realistic, and the top 3, which I don’t think will come true. The evaluation is based on my own opinion, the results of my research and with reference to the IT industry. For each thesis I also present some further articles, as far as possible. Reading tip. What is work 4.0 Statements about the world of work 4.0, which are likely The role of people in the…

“Office work in German corporations is now organized like factory work. Monotony in the service of efficiency “, according to Brand Eins in the issue” New job “. The “Lean Office” has found its way into Germany, the magazine continues. I did extensive research about this new #office factory, looked at what is hidden behind this term and wondered whether these really are the dangers of the “digitization of the world of work”. Digitization of the world of work – the #office factory In addition to many opportunities, the digitization of the world of work also harbors risks. In the following, I would like to present a few examples that show that the office can become a small factory with the highest level of efficiency. The Lean Office … Already the IG metal says: The new wave is taking hold of the office world. Lean office is the magic word…

What does the employee need and what does the respective situation require? If you want to achieve goals, you have to be able to control people flexibly, she says Computer week.  Because not only are the employees very different, but also the tasks that have to be mastered in everyday company life. The behavior of executives in managing their areas and employees must be correspondingly flexible, the magazine continues. The more flexible the boss, the better the employees This is the title of an article in of the world , which says: Managers are more successful, the more flexibly they react in day-to-day operations. Sometimes it is important to praise employees, sometimes to blame them. Sometimes active support is right, sometimes the manager has to consciously withdraw. The magazine also says: In day-to-day operations, leadership is often reduced to giving instructions and giving feedback. The targeted development of employees falls…

The digitization and networking of the economy with the use of new technologies, with new automation processes and new business models also has consequences for the world of work. Office work as we currently know it could change and bring opportunities and risks with it. This text deals with the opportunities offered by digitization. Work-life balance Home office and mobile work stand for free time management, a lack of commuting, greater personal responsibility and the compatibility of work and family. Demotivating the need to control and distrust. Anyone who sits in the home office can work more independently or at least feels that way says that Magazine CIO . The magazine also says: Many employees who work long days complain that they “get nothing else”. I mean shopping, washing clothes, repairing the bike. All of this has to take place on the weekend because between Monday and Friday the person…

The future of work in the context of the digitization of many areas of life is summarized under the term “Work 4.0”. Sounds simple, but in practice it is highly complicated: The buzzword “Work 4.0” conceals a plethora of unresolved labor law issues for employers, managers and employees Manager magazine . This article should therefore summarize the idea and selected concepts behind the term work 4.0. The basic question of the article is therefore: What is work 4.0 and is there a definition? Overview of the terms First I would like to give an overview of the many terms. I define work 4.0 as an umbrella term for the influence of digitization on work. In my opinion, other terms describe certain aspects of this new digital work. The table is from the source (Lindner 2019). WHAT IS WORK 4.0 As a term, “Work 4.0” deals with the future of work…

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