This was our first IMN Business Club!

How to mobilise employees – this question was the core issue of our first ioki Mobility Network Business Club.

In a relaxed living room atmosphere, we discussed the challenges of the new working environment together with experts from business and science, reflected on existing mobility offers for employees and jointly developed new solutions for today and tomorrow.

Prof. Jutta Rump, one of the 40 leading HR minds in Germany, kicked off the successful evening with a keynote lecture on the topic of employability. Based on the megatrends of demographic, technical and social development, Rump described a constantly changing working environment characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA). Within the framework of such a transformation process, employees and staff alike face challenges that can be compensated by measures such as employability. Under the premise of “staying in motion without losing balance”, Rump finally introduced the concept of employability as a stability-giving element in a continuously changing working environment.

In the following panel discussion with Dr. André Bruns from RheinMain University, Dr. Andreas Dreyer from Continental, Dr. Kerim Galal from DEKRA Digital and Kerstin Oberhaus from evonik, this observation was reviewed from a business point of view and discussed in the context of a lively exchange about the significance of employee mobility. The panel covered both: The major questions, such as the responsibility of companies in traffic turnaround, but also left enough room for detailed questions and practical examples. From the imminent end of the classic company car, to mobility budgets, to multimodal and individual concepts – the individual contributions testified that the topic of employee mobility has definitely arrived in the companies. In the end, everyone agreed: No matter how we tackle the current challenges and problems of mobility – the exchange with employees and a demand-oriented approach are basic prerequisites for a successful employee mobility.

Following the panel discussion and exciting impulses from the audience, we started into a relaxed networking session and enjoyed some newly interpreted regional classics such as “Grüne Soße” and “Handkäsburger”.

We would like to thank our partner DEKRA for realizing the first ioki Mobility Network Business Club with us, Prof. Rump for the inspiring keynote speech, all panel participants for sharing their perspectives and experiences and all guests for their active participation in the discussion and their visit to our ioki office.

We are already looking forward to the next Business Club! Stay tuned!