‘Work where you thrive,’ says Telenor spin-off Whereby
More time, less contact
Home offices have become ubiquitous since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Experiences derived from employees working remotely in the period have been so encouraging for Telenor that the company’s President and CEO, Sigve Brekke, has announced that all employees can to a greater extent choose where to work from.
“We do this to adapt to what we believe is the future working life, where trust, responsibility, management by objectives, and fewer silos will be central. An internal survey we ran showed that employees were happy working from home, and were feeling more motivated and productive. At the same time, we know that people have a need to meet physically, both for collaboration, but also to socialise,” says Brekke.
Dahl is looking forward to spending more of his working days from home, but he recognises that leadership style becomes a premise for how well it will work.
“As long as each of us has clear targets and objectives, I am confident that the increased use of remote working won’t reduce our efficiency. In my experience, there are many elements of my work that can be done more effectively from home. For that reason, I support leadership that focuses on what the employees deliver, not where they deliver it from,” says Dahl.