Fujitsu shares how to work more flexibly, both at home and in the office

Troubled about how you’re going to make things work? Fujitsu has sound advice for you.

Fujitsu has sent us a letter and they asked us to lecture you on how to be efficient both at work and at home. This can also work for students who are now in hybrid classes.

As the pandemic wanes, people all over the world are starting to adapt to a shift in online work and offline work. Bringing an unprecedented level of experience we have never experienced before, before the pandemic was a thing.

This phenomenon, dubbed “Beyond the New Normal”, companies and schools adapt to a work environment where they both return on-site as well as working online through their computers as the internet has become an important component of our lives.

Some are tasked to work beyond the borders of their office cubicles, some work under extreme pressure, at least a 40-hour work week. There are also some that can work efficiently at home but not so much in the office, some in reverse, or there are also employees that can adapt well to any situation.

How can companies make ‘flexible working’ well… “work”?

With its Work Life Shift principle, Fujitsu pioneers its “Smart Working,” “Borderless Office,” and “Culture Change” practices to enhance productivity without online or offline boundaries. 

There are crucial elements that must be prioritized before encouraging its people to return to the office while doing flexible working work. These elements are also instrumental in making a resilient organizational culture happen.  

Inclusive Culture

Being part of a company or an organization, and making employees feel happy and included, will ensure that they will work more efficiently in any scenario. If a company or office allows their employees to be themselves and not act like they belong in a dictatorship country, then they could bring creative ideas and solutions which may benefit all of us. They would also be happy to work with you in the long run which could positively affect the company’s reputation.

Thus, creating an inclusive culture in hybrid work is a top priority. Especially in using smart tools and technologies, it is equally important to value their contributions despite their capabilities. At the same time, using easy-to-navigate technologies can make them feel like the protagonists of their work adventure and makes them more engaging at work. 

Employees Well-Being

Time is a precious object and employees still need that well-deserved break and companionship. As companies become more reliant in digital technology, the level of care and support their leaders must also increase especially because you’re not in a physical environment where they can see and identify how you feel.

For Fujitsu, people’s well-being is a priority. “Training leaders to support well-being in the workplace by encouraging teams to take breaks and ensuring no one is isolated. We are also using analytics to monitor the well-being and give people reminders to take a break,” Carla Hall, head of workforce and workspace services at Fujitsu, shared.

Work Agility Through Flexible Boundaries

Boosting the agility of your hybrid workforce requires a new set of skills and a fresh approach to finding them. The first step is to modernize the workplace. The second one is to upskill your people. The Fujitsu Borderless Office gives your people the flexibility to get work done wherever and however they choose. Also, equipped with Microsoft 365, your people remain secure and productive from anywhere, using their preferred device – whether these are corporately or personally owned.

Human-Centric Approach to Employee Experience

Companies investing in their employees’ experience results in long-term commitment. As we are consumed by the digital age where everything is virtual, companies need to develop an unprecedented level of human interaction by focusing on the well-being of their people, their experience, their needs/complaints/suggestions, productivity, and collaboration in a secure and compliant manner. Incorporating new technology in the workplace that empowers its people gives new levels of experience to its people. 

From WFH (Work From Home) to RTO (Return To Office), flexible working can work. Eventually, investing in new skills and the right technologies will thrive the workforce, raise productivity, and attract and retain top talents. A healthy relationship with employees can also bring about happiness and increased productivity.