I arrive at my department on campus. Today, I check in on a workplace next to my colleague Daniel, connect my notebook, and set the hight-adjustable table to the position I want. Daniel tells me about a brief system outage overnight.
To find out the cause of the outage, I invite Tobi from the infrastructure team to an ad-hoc meeting using a Skype for Business chat session. We also get Uli from the network team in a videoconference. Uli is working from home today. After a short time, we find the cause together and define measures to avoid it in future.
I free up my workplace again with a few clicks in our internal intranet and leave it the way I found it. The “clean desk” concept is a key component of New Work. I’ll be spending the rest of my time until lunch in meetings.
I go jogging in the woods, then have lunch with Phil from customer experience & corporate development in the cafeteria. We discuss the next steps in the project.