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Author: Maria Vogelbacher

The perfect workplace: Everything, but not without coffee

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Some time ago, we have dealt with the modern workplace and the future of work. The workplace has a great impact on the productivity, creativity and well-being of employees. But what do people feel as important in their workplace? How do they imagine their perfect workstation and what should not be missing under any circumstances?

Because the perfect workplace looks a little different for everyone, we asked employees in a recent survey and here are the results:

Community office or fixed work area?

The own desk, which could be personalized and decorated, is often dismissed as a story of yesterday.… Continue

The technology-affine generation and their demands

Demographic change. Generation X, Y and Z. And each of these generations brings new demands to the working world. But how big are the differences between the generations? And how is it possible to satisfy one generation without neglecting the other?

So different, yet similar?

First of all a brief overview: At the moment, we are talking about four different generations on the labor market. The babyboomers (approx. year of birth 1946 – 1964) are regarded as industrious and loyal workers. In contrast, for the generation X (approx. 1965 – 1980) the work takes a less important part in their life.… Continue

Is bad feedback good feedback?

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Satisfied employees are essential for a company’s success – they are more motivated, creative, loyal and help to improve the company’s reputation. But how do we find out how satisfied and loyal our employees are? Very easy – with employee feedback. But is it really that easy? It is not enough to simply ask the employees once a year whether they are happy or not. One has to be able to analyse received feedback seriously, to share the results transparently with the respondents and to implement improvements according to the results. Employee feedbacks are a powerful instrument in a company. But only if they are being carried out in an appropriate way.… Continue

Cultural recruiting – completing the puzzle

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In an earlier article we already discussed what exactly is meant with cultural fit and why it is a good choice for companies to consider it while looking for new employees. As a reminder: employees with a good cultural fit tend to stay longer in a company, are more motivated and help to create a harmonious teamwork. On the other hand, cultural fit shouldn’t be seen as a synonym for uniformity, because this would not be a good thing for the company either. All of this is easier said than done. The question here is, how one can find a cultural fit.… Continue

Cultural fit: when your employees go with the flow

Swim against the tideGood qualification, and the job interview was considerably promising, too – a nice guy; cheerful and yet confident and prudent. No question, a successful recruitment – or so it seemed. Very soon it got obvious that the new employee just does not fit into the company at all. This is a story that should be well-known in every HR department. The reason for such unsuccessful recruiting is often an absent cultural fit.… Continue

When the boss is abolished…

Digital work is on the rise, and since mobile and laptop, in addition to a good WLAN connection, are actually everything that many employees need for their everyday activities, the presence of employees in the office is no longer required. But, of course, it is not that easy. If employees are not in the office, new things will become necessary: more trust, better communication, but above all more self-responsibility and thus … flatter hierarchies.

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In short, digitalization demands a new definition of leadership. We are talking about digital leadership. This new form of leadership is fast, cross-hierarchical, cooperative and team-oriented.… Continue