⚒⚒ | ＄＄＄ | ⏲⏲⏲ | By supporting their employees financially and/or by offering specific childcare options, organizations make a significant contribution to reconciling family life with demanding professional activities. This not only promotes the satisfaction, health, and well-being of employees but also enables them to maintain a relatively high workload over the long term, as is often required in the field of research & innovation.
⚒ | ＄＄ | ⏲⏲ | Working in a co-working space positively affects the compatibility of different areas of life by offering employees a structured workplace close to their home or childcare facilities. Cutting down on transport costs also favors a careful use of resources as well as a sustainable lifestyle.
The choice of flexible working times and locations in particular support employees in managing their professional tasks and family commitments. With coworking spaces, Comvation provides its employees with additional space that enables focused work close to their homes. In line with greater flexibility in working times, the general core hours in which availability is expected have been adjusted and adapted to individual working styles regarding the respective activity.
⚒ | ＄ | ⏲⏲ | Innovative work generally demands a high degree of creativity and initiative from employees. Flexible working hours (“flexitime”) and locations (“flexiplace”) allow them to adapt work conditions to their individual needs. These options should be equally accessible to all employees unless their job requires fixed hours of attendance.
⚒ | ＄ | ⏲⏲ | Job sharing allows workers in the innovation field to take on challenging tasks while still balancing their work and personal lives. Mutual representation requires a greater degree of information transfer and highly specified processes. This necessity contributes to standardizing repeated processes by improving the flow of information in general.
⚒⚒ | ＄＄ | ⏲⏲ | Companies can create clear and fair conditions for parental leave by including the right to parental leave in the employment contract and/or in supplementary documents such as the personnel guidelines. Progressive working conditions that include, for example, parental leave that exceeds the legal minimum bring advantages in the competition for highly qualified professionals and reduce indirect costs due to unplanned absences and fluctuation.
⚒⚒ | ＄ | ⏲⏲ | Employers can enable highly qualified couples to combine individual career goals with their partnership and family plans by offering dual career paths. When successful, dual career paths lead to better job performance and higher satisfaction, keeping top performers in the organization longer.
⚒ | ＄ | ⏲⏲ | A variable workload allows employees with family obligations or voluntary commitments to manage their working time in a self-determined manner and reduces conflicts between different areas of life. By taking individual lifestyles and work patterns into account, employees’ productivity and willingness to take responsibility increases, and with it their innovation potential.