Digital tools pave the way for a smart future of the industry. These include solutions for digital process optimization, automation in procurement, manufacturing and delivery.
Digitization of industrial labor: Concrete, tangible, and effective
Disruptive innovations like the multifaceted forms of digitization are progressively affecting all areas of society. Digitization has also prompted many changes to industrial workplaces and will continue to do so as the digital transformation is accelerating steadily and dynamically.
New Work concept encourages flexible work arrangements
These days, the approach is fast becoming a prerequisite and strong business acumen requires the integration of "New Work" elements into the workplace. In the past, the traditional, nine-to-five work week was a positive factor. Today, employees prefer more flexible work schedules. But how do you create a workplace where people love to work? What aspects are important for companies when it comes to implementing New Work concepts?
Virtual reality: Immersive training and simulation
VR not only makes training for dangerous real-life situations more flexible or less expensive – employees can also make mistakes while practicing in a safe environment. They are therefore well prepared and can also learn new things without stress and with increased self-confidence.
Digital access controls as a central management tool
Digital access controls can be useful for restricting entry to certain areas of a building, for example, or for checking attendance. Centralized management, real-time data and scalability are just some of the many benefits.
Software for occupational safety: the helper in everyday life
Be it hazardous substance management, the creation of risk assessments or the review of working conditions: Software makes the routine of occupational safety easier and more efficient. Certificates and other documents can be created precisely and, in some cases, even fully automatically.
Software to keep processes transparent
Management systems can help with organizing your employees and keeping everyone in the loop at the same time. Keeping the processes transparent is a key aspect of the successful integration of New Work concepts. It can be an advantage in composing teams based on their skills for various projects too.
Coworking spaces as workplaces
Working from a space that suits your current needs – this can be the desk at home, in the office, or in coworking spaces. Each workplace can have its pros for different situations. Having the option to choose your workplace flexibly can be one of the New Work benefits for employees.
Ergonomic working at eye level
The workplace design helps employees to work in a productive and healthy manner. For example, adjustable aids can be adjusted to any person’s height to keep working at eye level. The resulting health benefits for employees are often part of concepts for New Work workplace designs.
New Work: A strategy for healthy companies
New Work supports companies in facing the future in a healthy and secure way. But what are the requirements for a successful integration of New Work concepts? Maik Schuhknecht, health management consultant at B·A·D, talks from his practical experience about the situations in which companies should decide to adopt New Work, the hurdles they face and why New Work can be healthy for employees.
Digitization has found its place within work and health. Here, it brings some advantages in the form of occupational health and safety – for companies as well as for employees. Otto Building Technologies GmbH shows how broad the range of topics and applications can be.
Exoskeletons meet the major challenges of the working world
Exoskeletons are increasingly establishing themselves as an indispensable component of occupational safety. Employees benefit directly from physical relief, but exoskeletons also have something to counter social problems such as the shortage of skilled workers or demographic change. In combination with sensors and artificial intelligence, exoskeletons can make a valuable contribution to the optimization of work processes.
New Work concepts can bring momentum to everyday working life and create a pleasant working environment for everyone through variable adjustments. Aspects such as mobile working, flexible working hours and work-life blending enable a better work-life balance.