Shaping their daily working life themselves is important to German employees, as a survey entitled “Work Motivation 2016“ has shown. At the moment, the majority of Germans work between 35 and 45 hours per week – often in the form of the traditional “Nine-to-Five“. However, a significant change is coming about. Digitalisation has a fundamental impact on future working time models.
Technological progress offers the chance to introduce a new, innovative type of working. Working hours become more flexible and employees are increasingly able to organise their working day themselves. Besides interpersonal relationships with colleagues and superiors, flexible working times are the most important factor for employee motivation. They not only want to decide when they want to do their work, but also from where.
The effects of mobile working are equally worthwhile for both employees and businesses. The study “Mobile Working 2016“ concluded that IT-supported mobile working positively influences employees‘ satisfaction, their performance and quality of work.
The War for Talent forces Businesses to Change Strategy
Due to the shortage of skilled professionals, the competition for young, qualified staff has become more aggressive. Companies have to provide stronger incentives to entice prospective talent. Meanwhile Generation Y demands from employers, that work adapts to their personal life situation. Home office or mobile working is right at the top of the wish list. Other decisive factors are autonomy, flexibility and personal freedoms. Those, who as employers do not meet these challenges, will lose in the hard fight for outstanding employees.
Location and time independent working, which also adapts itself to the situation of the employee, is summarised in the term “Work-Life-Integration“. In contrast to “Work-Life-Balance“, a maxim which aims to maintain a balance between time spent working and time off, the new approach “Work-Life-Integration“ sees work as part of spare time.
Creating the technical options for “Remote Working“
Granting employees more freedom by letting them organise their own working hours, requires a relationship of trust between staff and employers. Since employees are only sporadically present at work, their companies experience a loss of control over them. In addition, a technical foundation has to be created to be able to introduce and offer modern modes of working.
The oneclick™ platform ensures that applications and data from any server location can be provided for employees in a user-friendly workspace in the browser. This enables uninhibited, independent working regardless of location, time or device. All an employee needs is internet access and an HTML5 supported browser. The device is either provided by the company or the employee uses their own preferred technical environment. It is even possible to access company applications securely from an internet cafe via oneclick™. For companies, oneclick™ simplifies the administration as new users are set up in seconds and the workspace in the browser is equipped with all required applications with only a few clicks. Even though oneclick™ offers full mobility thanks to the security architecture and streaming, no information leaves the server locations. The company maintains full control over all data and company approved applications.
Experience the performance of the oneclick™ Application Delivery and Streaming Platform for yourself and find out more about the many advantages oneclick™ offers. Our digital workspaces make working for your company more attractive and help you stand out from the competition in the War for Talent. Contact us now for your own test account.