The office of the future becomes reality at TUI Group’s head office

The pilot office will offer a glimpse into modern worlds of work and was developed in close involvement of employees.

TUI recently presented its “newWork@ TUI“ vision paper jointly drafted by TUI’s Executive Board and the Group Works Council. It deals with the future of work at TUI, flexibility and mobility, further training and digital timeout. The paper shows that TUI sees digitalisation as an opportunity and seeks to actively shape it. However, “new Work@TUI“ does not only entail a makeover of the way we will work in the future – but also changes in the work environment. That is why a number of TUI Group departments have been selected to take part in a pilot project aimed at specifically developing and implementing modern worlds of work at TUI’s head office in Hanover. By the end of the year, the employees working for these departments will find completely redesigned offices feeling like home.

In designing the office space, great importance was placed on involving the future users closely into the planning process. The process therefore included, for instance, a townhall meeting for all employees from the departments, aimed at critically challenging familiar work environments and discussing ideas for a modern office landscape. An internal project team had carried out extensive preliminary work with the support of external experts and presented the current planning status at the event. In her presentation, TUI HR Director Dr Elke Eller highlighted the importance of the project for the “newWork@ TUI“ initiative.

The future office and space concept has been designed with a view to promoting agile team processes and inter-departmental cooperation, further strengthening communication within the team and simplifying processes. The work environment has been redesigned to motivate employees – and fully reflect TUI’s corporate values “unique“ and “inspiring“. The departments will move into the redesigned offices at the end of the year, followed by an evaluation process.

Below, you will find a number of draft designs for the redesigned pilot space: