Smart Working

Over recent years, various organizations have implemented 'Smart Working'. The University of Twente also wants to make it easier for managers and staff to work in a 'smarter' way. This website introduces you to Smart Working and provides points of reference and information about options and facilities, along with practical tips, checklists and the experiences of others. If you have any questions or suggestions or need advice, contact one of the members of the Expertise Team.

WHAT DOES SMART WORKING INVOLVE?

The term 'Smart Working' refers to an alternative way of working that is independent of time and place. This way of working requires new organizational and management methods for the work, with the conduct of managers and staff being essential for its success. The support for operational processes also changes for this alternative way of working, both in terms of staff management and information technology, as well as space management (at work and elsewhere) and other facilities. A Smart Working pilot project started up within the Directorate for Human Resources Management in 2011. Within the Directorate, a working environment with flexible workstations and the use of Microsoft Lync, among other solutions, facilitates Smart Working.

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF SMART WORKING FOR YOU?

Among other advantages, Smart Working makes a contribution to:

  • the stimulation of cooperation
  • office space savings
  • sustainability policies
  • reduced travelling times and travelling expenses
  • the ability to work more efficiently
  • a better balance between work and private life
  • increased enjoyment of work