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Success factors for german employers on the topics of company equipment and regulations, corporate culture and leadership for the successful organization of telework

  • This paper shows how German employers can successfully organize telework. In this context, the areas of physical equipment, software landscape, corporate and leadership culture, working hours, work location, company regulations, and the work and meeting structure at the telecommuting workplace are examined in more detail. As a result of the Corona pandemic, the use of teleworking has become significantly more relevant in the everyday working lives of many people. It is becoming apparent that this will continue to be the case in the future. As a result, companies must address the question of how the workday of employees can be adapted in such a way that the greatest possible success can be achieved for both employers and employees in the context of teleworking. In a first step, this Bachelor Thesis presents the status of the work situation in Germany with regard to the use of telework before the Covid 19 pandemic and outlines the development process during the pandemic. Furthermore, a short overview of possible developments in the future is given. The section that follows aims to highlight some of the effects on employees through the use of telework, as well as the state of research to date on the main opportunities for employers to intervene in this area. In the subsequent practical part, 14 semi-structured interviews were used to find out that the ongoing flexibilization of the place of work and working hours is a desirable development for the majority of respondents. In this context, it is important for many employees that existing regulations are communicated transparently, but continue to decrease in order to lastly allow as much autonomy as possible in the daily work routine. The physical work equipment and software landscape used must enable the work to be performed. Health aspects, such as the provision of ergonomic products or the avoidance of stress, play a significant role here. For a sustainable corporate and management culture, it is important to rely on trust, transparency, consistency and flat hierarchies, so that the employer can only support the employees in organizing their tasks themselves. Finally, the results of this work are summarized in a conclusion.

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Author:Denise Merkt
Advisor:Melanie Seemann
Document Type:Bachelor Thesis
Year of Completion:2022
Granting Institution:Hochschule Furtwangen
Release Date:2022/04/13
Tag:Germany Covid-19 pandemic; Telework
Degree Program:IBW - Internationale Betriebswirtschaft
Functional area:Human Resource Management
Licence (German):License LogoUrheberrechtlich geschützt