Over the last decade, a number of companies have gradually adopted the concept of flex work. The growth of digital and communication technologies enabling the remote interconnection of employees and whole teams has played a major role in this process.
There’s currently a labor shortage in the Czech Republic, so Czechs have never had such a large opportunity to choose their employer and dictate conditions as they do now. Despite this, over a quarter-million Czechs spend over two hours a day commuting. Why? We’ve interviewed two of these “travelers,” as well as someone whose trip from their bed to the office lasts a mere 20 seconds.
The option to work from home is among the benefits that office workers request most often. And it’s also something that sees constant discussion at management meetings. Some people hate it, and some praise it to the skies. Some companies are loosening remote-work rules, while others are tightening the screws. Yahoo! once had lax rules here, but they’ve brought employees back into the office, and some other big players are beginning to follow suit.
How can you keep your current job even after childbirth? The story of Eva Nykodymová, a safety manager for Skanska buildings, can offer inspiration here. And meanwhile she had a harder starting line than most mothers: she gave birth to twins. Yet despite this, she managed to return to work quite quickly.
Millennials want more than just a paycheck. Today’s employees want a work environment that’s healthy, fun, inspiring, comfortable, natural... in short, one where they feel good. Pavel Mrázek, the founder and CEO of the interior design company Hezkey, describes the latest in office trends for the #Morethanoffice portal.
Back in 2015 Daniel Puglisi, a Swiss designer and web developer, just finished setting up his own “minimalist" home office desk and he was curious about how other people set up their personal workspaces. “But after some quick Google searches I didn’t came across anything useful. So I decided to take things into my own hands,” he said. That's the origin of DeskHunt.com - a website where inspirational workspaces meet stories about focus, ergonomics and self improvement. “I’m on a journey on finding the most inspirational desks and people behind them,” describes Daniel. Take a look at some of desks (mostly home offices) where freelancers work! See more of them at www.producthunt.com.