Redesign work in the digital transformation era – The Focused Company Framework
By Vera Starker, Matthias Schneider & Martin Kley
Deep Work for Companies – The Focused Company is the first systemically integrated framework for focused work in organizations, developed by the ThinkTank next work innovation. In an era characterized by multitasking, information overflow, fragmentation, and dissolution of boundaries, enjoyment of work, productivity, and innovation are falling by the wayside. TFC can significantly increase the productivity of knowledge workers, as it implements relevant neuroergonomic principles, significantly increases the self-organization of employees, redefines leadership and implements a culture of concentration. The TFC New Work centerpiece: employees are involved in the productivity increase “in time”!
From the foreword by Prof. Dr. Volker Busch, neuroscientist and Spiegel bestselling author, for The Focused Company Workbook: “This workbook wonderfully summarizes the current state of knowledge and research. We will have to rethink not only work, but also our ways of working. New Work must also include brain-friendly work. As a neuroscientist and psychiatrist, I would unconditionally agree with the authors: The ability to redirect your attention in a purposeful way is pretty much the most important trait for mental success, which you should reclaim and develop.”
Focus time is a core element of the TFC method and comprises a mutually agreed upon period of two hours in the morning during which completely undisturbed work is possible. There are no phone calls, meetings or email communications. TFC is the first systemically integrated framework for concentrated work in companies in an age characterized by multitasking and fragmentation. TFC increases the productivity and self-organization of knowledge workers by implementing relevant neuroergonomic principles, redefining leadership and establishing a culture of concentration.