The workplace of tomorrow
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Whether Skype, cloud solutions or collaborative intranets – the digital office is here to stay. At the same time, the digital transformation is also forging ahead into industrial production. (more…)
Curiosity is the theme of the conference that has brought together an impressive group of globally renowned scientists and entrepreneurs from around the world to Darmstadt. At the very first Curious2018 Future Insight Conference, which started on Monday, researchers, engineers, managers, and other bright minds are discussing the technologies of tomorrow. (more…)
Digital technologies have fundamentally changed the way we communicate and collaborate. And the transformation is continuing. Thanks to the new forms of digital communication, we’re becoming increasingly flexible, agile, and networked. At the same time, however, personal contact still provides tremendous benefits today. So, what does the ideal approach to collaboration look like in the future working world? (more…)
I bet that today you’ve already come into contact with at least ten items that were coated with a Surface Solutions product by Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany for example, with pearlescent pigments. (more…)
It’s a very special year for us, in 2018 because we’re celebrating our 350th anniversary. At the official ceremony in Darmstadt on May 3, we looked back on our eventful corporate history, together with German Federal Chancellor Dr. Angela Merkel and around 900 customers, partners, and representatives from the worlds of politics and business.
Managing global teams – spread all over the world in different time zones; new and much closer collaboration with external and internal partners; new ways of communication and collaboration enabled by new technological possibilities. The changes in our working environment have many and very different faces.
Digital change is already impacting daily life in a variety of ways. People are using increasingly sophisticated smartphones and taking them everywhere they go. As a manufacturer of liquid crystals, which made the flat displays and brilliant images of smartphones possible in the first place, Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany has played a defining role in this trend.
As a result of digital transformation, we’re increasingly working across national borders and department boundaries. Globalization is making intercultural collaboration more and more important: This is the only way for companies to make the best use of their employees’ expertise, whether functional or local.
From smartphone to Smart Home: Technological progress will change not only the way we communicate, but also how we live and furnish our homes. In the Performance Materials business sector at Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany, we are intensively exploring innovations that could someday be part of the standard furnishings within our own four walls.
Companies that want to thrive in the digital age must prepare their employees for the new challenges that lie ahead. That’s because the skills required in the new working world are changing dramatically.
In the new world of work, shaped by the opportunities provided by digitalization, life-long learning becomes more and more important. Future innovations will not be driven by technology alone, but particularly by the people using the technology, and the way they work with each other.
Digital transformation and its impact on the new world of work are slowly but surely changing existing hierarchical structures in companies. This is because greater flexibility and agility are often at odds with classic organizational models and traditional leadership behavior.