NewWork! This is the name of the new office workstation concept at Roche in Mannheim and Penzberg, which is gradually moving into the sites. This will create a variety of spatial possibilities to pursue one's work. After all, in the course of our working day, employees perform different tasks and work in different ways. Sometimes they need a desk, a meeting room for confidential discussions, a retreat for concentrated work or an open communication area. This no longer has anything to do with hierarchical individual offices or hall-like open-plan offices.
The place to Work
With the introduction of NewWork, employees have a lot to look forward to: modern IT and collaboration equipment, creative spaces for our hybrid collaboration, a so-called Chi-Lounge that invites you to relax, or the Playground, where the next foosball duel is decided during the lunch break. In addition to the spatial component, it is above all the cultural component that is picking up speed.
Since changes are often accompanied by uncertainty as well as anticipation, it was particularly important for us in the core team to involve all colleagues, so that the changes could be supported by many shoulders. Change management is really lived at Roche: In regular exchanges, we clarified open questions, decisions were made jointly and from week to week, the team looked forward to the big change more and more. Cooperation at eye level and a high degree of personal responsibility were also keys to success. It helped a lot to set up this particular project as a culture project - we are very free to decide how, when and where we work, in line with the Roche culture and flexible working environment.