Flexibility, interconnection, communication and cooperation are the guidelines of the future of the professional world.
25% of workers in Switzerland arrive in the morning at the Office without a designated work place: they start by looking for their place and then start working. With each day, new colleagues at their side. An initiative that promotes interaction, creativity and knowledge exchange throughout the day. But what about the real?
Young people stimulate the transformation
New technologies, globalisation, the demands of young professionals stimulate the transformation of the world of work, involving important mutations to be achieved in terms of the work station.
According to Matthias Thalmannm, partner in the human capital Consulting Division of Deloitte Suisse. "Today, the majority of Swiss employees are dependent on digital technologies and are mainly engaged in high-density activities of knowledge and creativity, with a high degree of interaction. The professional world of tomorrow must take these characteristics into account and favour flexibility, cooperation and Exchange. "
The majority of Swiss have a fixed workstation
Faced with the rise of flexible and agile workspaces, the Home Office is increasingly popular as is the sharing of the workstation, however, this is contrasted with 77% of Swiss employees who have a fixed place of work.
For the Home Office, 28% work less than one day a week from home, 12% do their work one day a week under these conditions and 27% more than a day.
With this flexibility, employers and employees have a double advantage: the employer has fewer fixed workplaces that reduce structure costs and provide more flexibility/confidence to their employees, while employees are more satisfied and can focus more on their own personal space.
Superiors, bad pupil?
In order for the concept of flexible work to function properly, it is imperative that two conditions be met: clear guidelines established by the management so that each Member of a company can know its rights and a coherence between managers and employees.
However, according to a study conducted by Deloitte, it can be seen that only 55% of companies with more than 250 employees have established a regulation on flexible work, when they are only 24% for companies with less than 50 employees.
This observation is similar for the application of flexible work by managers: 56% of them encourage flexible working hours, but only 33% encourage a flexible working mode. In the wake of the transformation of the workplace, it is essential that managers be the first to set an example and give their trust to their team in order to respect the new organization of work and to be in line with the era of digital.
For more information, see the Deloitte report.