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Week 40  - October 2021

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Letting 40’000 employees work remotely forever sounds crazy to you? It just became reality for PWCs US client service employees. They can pick wherever they want to work from whilst having to come into the office maximum three times a month. More about PWC’s decisions here

In-office coffee consumption has, obviously, dropped significantly during the pandemic. How Nespresso is dealing with it and what opportunities hybrid workplaces offer for the coffee producers can be listened to in this podcast episode.

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New Work for craftsmanship: Getting there with the same salary for everyone and no hierarchies. Read more about interesting examples and inspiring thought-leaders (German only).

Week 39  - September 2021

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Zoom is one of the companies that everyone got familiar with last year. Their chief people officer Lynn Oldham just revealed what return to work looks like at the software solution provider.

Also, fellow Swiss startup Nikin just turned to a hybrid work model.

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We love Sarah Jackson’s interview about how hybrid models can create fairer workplaces. Check it out on HR Grapevine.

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Did you know that the term “New Work” is mostly used in the DACH area? In other countries and continents, “Future of Work” is more common. These and many more insights into Modern Work around the world can be found in our interview with Anna Schnell, author of the Modern Work Tour.

Week 38  - September 2021

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How 140 US firms are returning to the office: From office return dates to hygiene rules, all summarized in one table.

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In case you haven’t decided yet, you are not alone: 76% of hybrid working models are still in the development stage. This finding and many more interesting insights can be found in the recently published Hybrid Work Compass, a study conducted by Novu Office, Uni St. Gallen and HR Campus. The full report can be accessed here.

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Lessons from freelancers: Learn from the ones who have been working remotely and hybridly for longer. From contracts, open mindsets to freedom, this Forbes article presents some aspects relevant to everybody in business.

Week 37  - September 2021

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September is a great month to announce their switch to a hybrid work model: Atradius, Debeka, Vodafone and Audi are only some of the companies that recently announced more flexible work policies. From a “Full Flex Pledge” to “daily helpers”, a peer programme to manage transitions, these companies have found innovative ways to manage the change.

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There is no silver bullet for redesigning your office! But this salient checklist might help. Consider sound, air, light, image, ergonomics, nature and tint.

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Zoom fatigue and pomodoro technique sound familiar to you? TechRadar presents how humans actually work and why 45 minutes should be the maximum video call duration.

Week 35 - September 2021

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Zoom is getting a makeover: The popular video conferencing platform is introducing new features such as a new Focus mode, seamless cross device transition or gesture recognition.

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Hybrid setups need different tools than remote ones: TechRadar presents the most useful collaboration tools for hybrid work.

How to onboard newbies in a hybrid work model? Important advice and insights can be found here (German only).

Week 34  - August 2021

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Which of the six workplace personae are you? From office communicator to road warrior, find out what kind of worker you are most similar to with Poly.

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Hybrid work models continue to be all the rage. Primark just revealed their hybrid working concept for office-based employees as of September onwards. It is based on company-internal listening sessions and assessments and, amongst other new rules, comes with early finish Fridays. 

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Horvath IFUA just published research on the Future of Work discussion topics. Organizational transformation, employee challenges and digitalization are most talked about. The conversation mainly takes place on Twitter and in English, where it is dominated by male speakers and younger than 34 year olds. 

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Whether remote or not, employees at organizations with a mental health support program are more satisfied, happier, productive and likely to remain in their jobs, a recent study by Forrester found out.

Week 33 - August 2021

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Ever wondered how Slack uses Slack? Chief Product Officer Tamar Yehoshua gives insights into how one of the world’s favourite communication tools is leveraged to its maximum, what makes it a more human way of communicating than emails and why she loves reacjis!

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IT security related challenges are becoming more prevalent in hybrid work setups. Check out these 3 easy, but essential tips for proper password hygiene in your company.

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Size matters: Employees in small companies are twice as likely to continue working from home (27% vs 14%) and also see more benefits in it. Read the full article here.

And age matters as well: 40% of Gen Z prefer in-person work and therefore wish for a hybrid work model. How to attract these younger workers is very well-summarized by PC Mag

Week 32 - August 2021

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LinkedIn has just announced their return-to-the-office plan which can easily be summarized in one word: Trust. CEO Ryan Rolansky underlines that LinkedIn acknowledges every individual is different, which is why they allow everyone to work from wherever they work best. 

At the same time, Amazon, amongst others, pushes back their office-return plan to the beginning of 2022. 

From “We:hybrid” teams to redesigning offices: Germany’s players in the food industry seem very prepared for the time after the pandemic, as a survey amongst organizations shows (German only).

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A recent study conducted by WeWork and Workplace Intelligence found that in the long-term, employees wish to spend one third of their time working from home, one third in the office and the remaining third working from coworking spaces, remote locations, satellite offices or coworking spaces. 

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Endless holidays sound amazing to you? Some companies introduced Trust Leave as a component of their new work policy. This means employees can choose when and for how long to take holidays. Whilst German bank Tomorrow’s HR manager sees positive effects on employee satisfaction, sick leaves and fluctuation rate, others fear that employees will take less leave than before (full article in German only).

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