Limits of the home office: The new longing for the office

Matthias Hilden has introduced for its small Team a daily half-hour of gossip. This is his reaction to the developments since the Covid-19-crisis. "Our employe

Limits of the home office: The new longing for the office

Matthias Hilden has introduced for its small Team a daily half-hour of gossip. This is his reaction to the developments since the Covid-19-crisis. "Our employees are currently all in the home office," he describes the situation in his Team at the Siemens Software subsidiary of Evosoft GmbH. It had been replaced just at lunch or in the coffee room: "In the colleagues just what is going on in private or what goes on in the news."

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Since then, this accidental Meeting not take place due to the Corona of a pandemic, to meet the Team now, every day for half an hour in the afternoon by video conference. No matter whether with or without the chief then talked about everything Available – "just not work", such as Hilden says.

With his daily chatting round Hilden already much more than many managers in Germany. No wonder: is Hilden staff-professional head of HR at Evosoft, and the regional Director of Bavaria, the German Federal Association of personnel managers (BPM). Bosses who are less skilled, often have heavier. An anonymous survey of 1,500 managers, carried out by the recruitment consultancy Odgers Berndtson in the second half of may, shows: With a view to the work in the home office, the Manager has, in particular, the concern about the elimination of the "informal communication", which was important for social cohesion. Want to be called: The floor-radio is missing.

"With equality is still not far away"

Not only the heads of the employees hung on your office, says Karl Edlbauer, Executive Director of the job market Hokify: "The rapid transition to the home office, has helped the companies to create the technical possibilities for Working from home. But the majority of employees want to return to his job.“ This is at least the result of a survey with 900 participants, who have carried out Edlbauer and his Team in may to their users.

according to this, 90 per cent of the respondents were looking forward to the return to the office. Among the young the desire for a clear separation of work and private life and problems, to motivate yourself at home to be a decisive factor. "The 55-Year-old play Isolation and loneliness a major role," says Edlbauer. For all respondents the most important factor was, again, physically with colleagues and to be able to work in a Team. Interesting was also, says Edlbauer, that his survey confirms gender stereotypes:

While the women of the query would have described the compatibility of career and family as one of the biggest obstacles in the home office during the lock downs, the men, rather, thoughts about Salary cuts due to short work. "This has shown us that equality is still far away," says Edlbauer.

Updated Date: 29 June 2020, 04:20

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