People-focussed work models & location-independent, healthy working environments

When and where you work has a major impact on your health and well-being – whilst you’re at work and after you clock off for the day. We are seeing more flexibility when it comes to working hours and places of work, with workers being given more control over their own working conditions. And that’s exactly how it should be. The better working conditions can be tailored not only to the needs of companies, but also to individual needs, the better for everyone. Time- and location-flexible work also presents new challenges for everyone involved: What framework conditions (regulation, culture, performance policy) are needed? What is the best way to schedule your working hours and what does the ideal workplace look like? What skills do you need to be able to organise and coordinate your work when presented with this kind of flexibility?

Based on modules of the workplace of the future – covering new office concepts, co-working, mobile working and working from home – these questions are clarified, examples presented and starting points discussed.

Session Chair

Dr Nick Kratzer

Dr Jennifer Gunkel

Session Theme 1 Health and prevention