Are you a global role model for the New World of Work?

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PostedFebruary 13, 2013, in  Step 5: improve & innovate
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To decide how, when and where you work, that's the New World of Work in a nutshell. Technological innovations make flexible working possible, but the actual realization lags behind. A missed opportunity, so this year EFQM organizes its Good Practice Competition around this theme and any organization with inspiring examples around the implementation of the New World of Work is welcome to join. The winner can count on international recognition.

EFQM Good Practice Competition 2013

Less cost, more productivity

The New World of Work is becoming more widely known and that is not without reason: when implemented correctly, it leads to lower costs. Employees get more responsibility and feel more involved, which ensures higher productivity. Moreover, employees are more satisfied because they are provided with the freedom to organize to their own work-life balance.  

Game and glide

One of the pioneers in the New World of Work is Google. Google wants its employees to feel comfortable and ensures there is room for relaxation, there is a TV room, you can play games and various departments are linked by means of a slide (!). The office is always open and not without reason: people are always there. You can devote 20% of your working time to your 'own' projects, but you need to come up with the ideas for that yourself.  

Advantages and pitfalls

Awareness with regards to flexible working will take flight the coming years. In the United States alone the number of ‘virtual employees’ is estimated to rise to 63 million Americans (now: 34 million) by 2016. The benefits are obvious, but there are also pitfalls: communications could be disrupted, the social cohesion of staff could diminish and inspired home workers run the risk of getting a burnout. This is all the more reason to learn from each other and work together to find the answers.  


The EFQM Good Practice Competition is designed to recognize leading organisations in the New World of Work and share what works through our network. It is open to any organisation – global or local, private or public sector, large or small. So if you have innovative initiatives that have delivered tangible benefits for your organisation and stakeholders, then join the EFQM Good Practice Competition and inspire over 400 international business leaders. 

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PostedFebruary 13, 2013, in Step 5: improve & innovate
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