Work 4.0 – why the hype?
We commissioned a German-British “Generations-at-Work” study and with great interest, we have now considered, analysed and discussed its findings. Evaluations, thesis papers and, not least, the editing of our essays revealed that a number of topics relating to the future working world are perceived very differently by different age groups in both Germany and Great Britain.
This may sound unsurprising and almost banal at first. However, as a result we increasingly asked ourselves whether companies, including Taylor Wessing, pay sufficient attention to age-specific characteristics. Flexibility seems to be the order of the day but this is not just restricted to the ability to quickly react to changing markets. From an HR point of view, it includes the ability to adapt to the changing circumstances of employees. Young employees are more interested in cool colleagues than in home-based working options, middle-aged people want tandem solutions, older people find job sharing and co-working alien concepts and are more interested in an office parking space than young colleagues, and the list goes on. We are curious to see whether the future of work will include the “age factor” more predominantly in its concepts. Both the office and the work organization of the future will positively facilitate more individual, flexible solutions without loss of efficiency. We can provide you with legal support for this process at an international level.
Innovative speeches and interactive discussion rounds on exciting trends from the world of employment law await you at our Modern Work Forum on 25 February 2021 at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. Register here directly for free.