Are you prepared for Future of Work?

Organizations are transitioning back and forth between remote and hybrid work. This demands new technology, effective office space, collaboration and remote work policies.

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Our approach on Future of Work

To create sustainable workplaces of the future, organizations should work across functional areas such as real estate, human resources (HR) and information technology (IT). We call it Bricks, Bytes and Behaviours. Furthermore, organizations should turn Future of Work into a competitive advantage and implement remote work policies to meet the rising demands for flexibility and be aware of the compliance obligations such as tax, legal and social security which follows with it.

  • Bricks refer to the physical workplace, often the office

    What happens when your workforce want more flexibility on where to work, and when to work? What measures should be part of your analysis before deciding your future workplace? A workplace that provides flexibility for when and where to work, and in the same time empower collaboration, innovation and effective problem-solving, do not come automatically.

    In EY, it is important to ensure that every employee in our business has access to a network of spaces that supports different activities performed during a workday. The main purpose of the future EY offices is to meet, collaborate and build strong teams and not just to work. We hope to redefine what office spaces mean with the help of this pillar. Therefore we, utilize more flexible office space as part of our plan. This means creating a network of spaces that supports all the different activities that employees perform during a workday.

    Not only is this a more sustainable approach, but also in line with what our people prefer. We provide support for our people to set up their home offices since we know that it is part of the network of spaces. This network of spaces will increasingly facilitate connection and collaboration and be a great experience.

    Let’s talk about what is the best solution for your workplace!

    Contact Jessica Schmidt, Nordic Bricks Lead

  • Bytes refer to the digital workplace

    The technology that enables hybrid work.

    How can technology enable your workplace to offer the flexibility employees want? What kind of technology is needed to help leaders prioritize where and when to spend the working hours? How do your employees know when to be at the office to meet the team?

    In EY, Bytes consists of both individual technology for all our people, along with technology in the offices supporting modern work. Automated tools and cutting-edge technology form a part of this pillar and support our people regardless of where they choose to work.

    Let’s talk about the best solution for your workplace!

    Contact Daniel Karlsson, Nordic Bytes Lead

  • Behaviors refer to the culture

    How to build a purpose-driven culture and in the same time offer flexibility to your employees? How to lead when some employees works from home, and some at the office?

    When employees work in an organization based on trust, encouraging collaboration, innovation, transparency and self-leadership, employee will flourish. Behavior focuses on new ways of working. In EY, this pillar supports and encourages our people to perform at their best and support our sense of belonging.

    Let’s talk about the best solution for your workplace!

    Contact Mareike Bönninger, Nordic Behaviors Lead

  • Cross-border remote work (CBRW) policies and tax obligations

    Are you considering implementing a cross-border remote work policy in your organization? Will that contain international permanent and/or temporary remote work? As remote work becomes increasingly popular, it can provide greater flexibility and help to attract and retain talent. However, it also comes with tax, social security, labor law and reporting obligations that must be understood and addressed to ensure compliance.

    At EY, we understand the importance of complying with legal regulations when implementing a remote work policy. We have developed strategies, processes and tools to help our clients navigate the tax, social security, employee and employer reporting complexities of remote work, and we can work with you to find the best solutions for your organization.

    Contact us to talk about the best solution for your organization or visit our integrated workforce mobility services to learn more about navigating the tax and legal complexities of international assignments and making the most of your workforce incentives.


Remote work dynamics: how to manage a workforce of digital nomads

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How EY can help you navigate tax obligations related to remote work

As the world becomes more global and connected, the demand for flexibility and remote work increases. We believe that remote work is an efficient tool to ensure flexibility and strengthen the need for attracting and retaining talent globally. When implementing a remote work policy, organizations need to ensure compliance and follow the corporate tax obligations correctly. At EY we want to prepare people for the complex tax related obligations that may follow.

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How we built the hybrid work rhythm at EY 

We created a hackathon exercise to engage our people, teams and leaders in building a successful hybrid workplace experience. The hackathon built upon a design thinking approach where EY people from across Service Lines and support functions together explored challenges related to hybrid working and developed solution prototypes for some of these challenges.

Read more about The Work Reimagined Hackaton


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