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Home Office: Crisis Management or the New Normal?

Radstadt, 04th June 2020. We are digital through and through. For has·to·be, a leading provider of one-stop solutions for eMobility, home office is part of everyday life in a digital working environment, not merely a short-term trauma therapy in times of crisis.

The global corona pandemic is putting many companies to a severe test in terms of both profitability and personnel management. The importance of meeting business partners in person or seeing your colleagues in the office every day are routines that are suddenly no longer essential to conduct business. Whereas home office was initially used as the primary crisis measure that was to be lifted as soon as possible, managers with such an attitude are swiftly running out of convincing arguments to support their stance. Today, this approach is no longer justifiable, because the ongoing crisis has made one thing perfectly clear: Rethinking corporate structures internally is not merely a “nice-to-have”. Resilience is the order of the day. The corona pandemic is an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs to embrace a more digital – and therefore more flexible – approach, which will allow them to react faster in response to future crises.

Maximum Flexibility in Everyday Life

has·to·be laid its digital foundations when the company was founded in 2013 and has been working without rigid work routines ever since. A modern work schedule makes it easier to reconcile family and career, allows more flexibility in everyday life, and is a proven motivator for employees.* It leaves more leeway for creativity and increases productivity. Martin Klässner, CEO of has·to·be, has therefore relied heavily on digital structures and communication from the very beginning. This not only allows flexible working hours, but also saves travel costs by means of virtual meetings – even with business partners.

Success Through Modern Personnel Management

The company’s success proves him right. This year, has·to·be placed 3rd in the S category of the “Austria’s Best Employer” awards, which are bestowed by the “Great Place to Work” initiative. has·to·be is growing steadily and creates a safe working environment, despite challenging circumstances – thanks to a highly qualified team. To promote further growth, we are always looking for innovators and experts.

“Our 100 employees know that we value them greatly. We have the utmost trust in our team,” says CEO Klässner. Employees who are deployed for rescue operations during working hours, for example, are given time off to ensure that sufficient specialists are available for rescue services.

Head of HR Christopher Potuznik knows that these measures are key factors in maintaining high levels of employee satisfaction and is convinced that a positive working atmosphere is incredibly important – not only for the team itself, but also for the company as a whole. “We have arrived in 2020. At this point, at the latest, it is essential to abandon old structures and adapt the working environment to modern standards,” says Potuznik. For has·to·be, the new normal is a cornerstone of entrepreneurial thinking, not merely a crisis measure.


About has·to·be

has·to·be paves the way for sustainable mobility. With its comprehensive operating system and innovative services, has·to·be provides everything companies require to enjoy success in the field of eMobility: from the carefree operation of eCharging stations to the end-to-end management of worldwide mobility solutions.

More than 100 employees from ten nations work at the headquarters of has·to·be gmbh in the federal province of Salzburg and in its offices in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Munich, and Vienna. Since 2019, the Volkswagen Group has been a strong strategic partner of has·to·be.

Every year, has·to·be hosts the be·connected conference bringing together entrepreneurs, representatives, and innovators from the industry to exchange ideas and establish networks.

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Christopher Potuznik

Head of Human Resources
Salzburger Strasse 20, A-5550 Radstadt
Tel.: +43 6452-21200-19