MyDesk is a new application established with the intention of creating more freedom and job satisfaction for employees. The idea came about in 2020 from observations of COVID’s indfluence on larger companies. The three founders saw a clear need for a new system for administration of work spaces. There was a potential for disruption of the way that companies organize their work structures. A one-size-fits-all solution where everyone works in the same manner is no longer optimal. It is the time for implementing a system that takes these new realities into account: A system for administration of flexible work spaces.
The prerequisites and needs of the individual
The shift to remote work spaces has been the case for thousands of Danes. During this process, many have experienced that they have been doing good work from home, thus companies might favorably continue to utilize this. The employees that thrive with office work may return to their old routines. With the MyDesk system the company can save money in terms of the number of fixed office spaces, canteen patrons, parking, cleaning etc. Each employee checks in through the app on their phone og announces from where they do their work and what they need in terms of space in quiet or group zones or food in the canteen for instance.
New daily life without fixed spaces
Farseeing companies such as Sentia and Codan have taken on MyDesk positively and implemented the system with great success for the hundreds of employees. ”We have bought the tool in order to succeed in having a new daily life without fixed spaces in the long term”, proclaims CEO of Codan Christian Baltzer for FinansWatch. He sees a great potential in the improved flexibility: “We believe that the flexibility provides a greater opportunity for the exchange of knowledge and coorporation across the organisation.” Financial Director of Sentia Claus Kuno views the app as an opportunity for optimizing the work environment: ”We wish to create a good work environment across our offices so that our employees can do their work regardless of location. With MyDesk we can ensure that a space is reserved for everyone in the offices and that no one shows up in vain.”
The dynamic office of the future
The three founders have more than 50 years of experience combined within the IT and business world. Michael Ries is the former CEO of software company OPTIWARE that he sold to American company Aptean in 2019 after 18 years. Following this, he joined Jesper Bo Larsen and Henrik Jøhnk Kristensen who both have over ten years of experience in developing software for Microsoft’s platforms. The trio believe that their application is the answer to the modern company’s switch to new realities with flexible work spaces, and they look forward to many new partnerships that will be announced in the latter half of 2021. Modern companies must structure the work with regards to the prerequisites and needs of the individual in order to gain improved satisfaction and effort. MyDesk is the tool for administration of the dynamic office of the future.