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Are you working smart?

Satisfied employees are generally more efficient. And those who feel healthy and balanced often achieve better results. This is where the concept of «smart work» comes in: employees should always be able to work in the way that makes them most productive. The how, where and when are secondary considerations here.

 

Smart work – what exactly is it?

More digital. More connected. Smarter. Our living environment – and how we use it from day to day – is changing. Our own homes have long been equipped with intelligent solutions and offices now have a range of digital tools and aids. The term «smart work» has also become increasingly important in this context. Yet what exactly is the idea behind it? It is a work concept that uses modern digital technology to boost the flexibility, efficiency, creativity and self-determination of employees.

Anyone who thinks that smart work is synonymous with working from home or in some hip café with a laptop is mistaken. That’s because «smart work» should be viewed holistically. It is more about enabling employees to work in the way that makes them most productive. How might this look on a day-to-day basis? And what impact does it all have on people, companies and the environment? We take a closer look.

Achieving a healthy balance with smart models

The overwork culture is being replaced by the new work generation: there is growing evidence within society of a desire to achieve the right work–life balance. Flexible time and working models, from flexitime to job sharing, provide the basis for supporting this balance. Yet there are also other options – such as specific health promotion measures in the form of company sports, various advisory services and even company-assisted childcare. One thing is clear: a balanced corporate culture that values a healthy work–life balance leads to satisfied and motivated employees. And that is precisely one of the main benefits of smart work.

More mobile thanks to virtual connections

Remote work can reduce the physical and mental strain on employees – especially when long commutes are involved. Many people are especially productive when they have greater freedom to work from home, for example, or are able to avoid the stress of commuting. Thanks to modern technology, remote work and collaboration in virtual teams are now straightforward options. However, recent studies have shown that there can be too much of a good thing where «remote work» is concerned. If there are no longer any inspiring conversations, personal interaction or workspaces that help to forge an identity, this in turn has a negative impact on motivation and efficiency. Smart work is therefore about finding the optimal – intelligent – mix. Here today, there tomorrow? Exactly. Whether working from home or on the move, in a classic office or at a plug and work desk in a flexible office, people can decide for themselves which location and which setting provide the ideal conditions for achieving the best results based on the task in hand.

A real «boost» for the corporate image

Companies that adopt modern models and forms of working position themselves as innovative and forward-looking. Particularly for future employees who prefer mobile and flexible work, this represents an extremely attractive argument for choosing an employer. At the same time, the company location no longer has to be a limiting factor with smart working models.

Considerable savings

Smart work allows companies to save money because it reduces the effective space required. Ultimately, not all employees are in the office at the same time, which also eases the burden on the infrastructure and reduces ancillary costs. If there is a temporary project on the horizon that requires a larger team to work together in person, an option like Spoom provides the ideal solution. Companies will find the ideal space here, along with an atmosphere that promotes innovation – all on attractive terms. Yet smart work is also economical in terms of emissions. Those who work from home or close to their home do not commute (or hardly do so), thereby lessening the environmental impact. Lower consumption of office supplies and energy also help to protect the climate. That is pretty smart – in every respect.

Room for smart work? Spoom is ready!

Embracing smart work in everday business life calls for a rethink on the part of everyone involved. It also requires the right space and infrastructure to support intelligent, flexible processes and models. This is precisely what Spoom offers. Book your individual office or a workplace in the Open Zone and benefit from stylish shared spaces, an inspiring setting and flexible terms. Why not give it a try! See you Spoom!

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