09 May What NWOW means for us and what it means for you
Our primary focus at Ricoh Ireland is on growing our business in Ireland. In addition to the significant jobs growth planned, we are also aiming to double our annual revenues to €32M in the next three years. To do this, we are building a service-led organisation that enables our customers and their employees to thrive in a world of constant digital change.
We’ve recognised that work styles are changing. We’re developing and launching services to meet this evolution. We’re providing our customers with the processes and tools they need so that their employees can collaborate, share information and ultimately do their jobs better. Some of these services include: Workplace Services, Communication Services, and even, Sustainability Services. These services along side our most powerful resource, our people, has helped us and can you achieve what we call NWoW.
NWoW stands for New Ways of Working. In business today there are up to five generations of workers, with different ideas and different ways of doing things. NWoW is our vision. NWoW recognises that all employees are different, in terms of how they communicate, learn, respond to management styles and also what their outside work-life pressures and responsibilities are; and are therefore most productive when these individual needs are recognised. We have adopted policies and technologies to ensure that every employee has the opportunity to work in a style that suits them, whether that’s at the office or at home. We also embraced the 4 C’s in our new Irish headquarters i.e. communication, collaboration, concentration and contemplation spaces, that promote knowledge sharing as well as the ability to complete tasks in quiet environments.
We believe flexible and remote working is central to this new way of working, particularly for organisations that want to attract and retain the best talent. In our experience, the most successful firms promote a flexible working environment which facilitates mobile workstyles and a better work/life balance.
In Ricoh, we have adopted a flexible approach, which includes the ability to work remotely. Employees can choose to work their preferred hours and we have provided them with the devices and systems to work seamlessly and productively from home, if they wish to. By giving them the secure, collaborative technologies they need, employees now have the freedom to work from anywhere. Everyone in the business is connected to colleagues and customers, through their smartphones, laptops, and our Ricoh interactive white boards and projectors.
This approach works really well for Ricoh and is contributing to our business success. It’s also good for the environment as we play our small part in reducing the amount of traffic on the roads and the volume of Co2 emissions in the atmosphere!
We’re still improving and adapting the NWoW. Our vision for the next three years is all about empowering digital workplaces by developing innovative technologies and services which enable individuals to work smarter. We believe that technology is a force for limitless positive change, enabling people to create better businesses and a stronger society. Our mission is to combine big ideas with cutting edge IT, unlocking human potential through individual workstyles and delivering sustainable, responsible growth.