Digital technology in particular enables (and requires) new forms of collaboration between employees, and also between employees and machines. This means that the demands placed on those involved continue to grow, as do those placed on business processes and structures.
As part of its "Aareal 2020" programme for the future, Aareal Bank Group is working hard to address the challenges facing tomorrow's working environment, in order to take advantage of opportunities arising from new forms of work and organisation as early as possible. That is why we are heavily involved in developing 'new work' concepts, enhancing our corporate culture and raising our employees' awareness of issues such as agile project management and new workplace infrastructure.
Essentially, the question is how we want to work together in the future – in order to continue being successful as a company. The answer lies in the need for conscious design of communication and collaboration across the board, both of which help to create greater transparency among each other – about where we stand in our ideas for our clients. This is why in 2018 our leadership model has been aligned to these aspects, among other things. There are many more initiatives in our organisation which are helping us to promote this attitude. Here are some examples:
Aareon AG, in its capacity as an innovative company, launched the "work4future" project back in 2017. Based on the existing principles of a human resources policy aligned to different phases in life, it focuses on enhancing work models, especially in light of increasing mobility, effective and smart employee collaboration, and the digital workplace.