Albert Molderink: 'Smart Working is the future' Albert Molderink studied technical computer science at the UT and currently still spends one day a week working here as lecturer. The rest of the time he works for the spin-off Ipsum Energy, where he enjoys working on the interface between computer science and electrical engineering. Within these two completely different organizations, Albert has been confronted with the emerging ‘Smart Working’ (SW) from close quarters.
Jan de Leede: 'Smart Working starts with the management' What does 'Smart Working' (SW) mean for organizations and what opportunities does it bring? This is a question that specifically interests Jan de Leede in his work as a lecturer for the UT and as the owner of advice bureau ModernWorkx. Though he does see signs of progress within the University, he also has some comments.
The best of both worlds: 'Smart Working' is about finding the right balance Within the University of Twente, the HR directorate fulfils an important role as user of the concept of flexibility. Our department refers to this concept as “smart working”. Although there was some resistance to the principles in the initial stages, nowadays management and staff wouldn't want to work any other way.
Dutch employers fail to realize the importance of digital skills in the workplace. A big share of the Dutch employers has problems at work due to a lack of digital skills. Managers are sufficiently aware of this, with productivity loss as a result.
UT switching to Microsoft Lync telephony in 2014 The UT is switching to Microsoft Lync telephony in 2014. Employees can call, chat and share files with eachother using Lync technology.