Nouvelle donne #9 : work organisation

In this ninth episode, we will look specifically at new work organisations, those that companies will put in place to adapt.

Published on 31 August 2020

The Covid crisis has considerably changed our relationship to work. During the lockdown, of course, but also more globally.

We have already dealt with this subject in several episodes, but today we are going to deal specifically with the new work organisations, those that companies will – and are in the process of – putting in place to adapt.

Bruno, before getting to the heart of the matter, could you give us your definition of work organisation?

We can define the organization of work as: who does what, and how in the company? How the role assigned to each employee fits into a team, which fits itself into a larger set as a company. And how to make this whole work harmoniously in terms of efficiency, productivity and also in terms of quality of life at work.

Beyond meaning, it is the company's ability to revisit its work organisation that will enable it to retain its employees. Bruno Mettling

In the major changes which underlie the organization of work, there is also the subject of the automation of tasks. How can a company make progress on this subject, which is evolving very quickly?

There are many figures, but it is reasonable to assume that by 2030, automation will displace 15% of jobs worldwide (source Mc Kinsey Institute). That is significant and it would be irresponsible not to prepare for it. Beyond the skills development programmes, it is a whole reflection on the creation of value and on the organization of the best adapted work that must be engaged.

Published on 31 August 2020