• Digital Transformation

European industry shares its learnings & recommendations on flexible working

Download the ERT Expert Paper on Flex Work.

Brussels, 13 December 2022: As the world continues to adjust to the new working patterns that emerged during the Covid pandemic, ERT today releases a new paper, aimed at sharing knowledge and best-practices on the subject of flexible working.


The pandemic has prompted a debate on the need for new regulations of flexible working and ERT concludes its paper with recommendations for the updating of the legal framework, including accommodation on cross-border remote work, more investment in digital infrastructure, education, and digital skills.

Subjects addressed by ERT’s new paper include best practises of companies led by Members of ERT on various aspects of flexible working:
– Facilitating remote work
– Health support
– Cross-border working
– Space for creative collaboration
– Autonomous teams
– Leadership in a hybrid era
– Digital Tools for flex work


The European Round Table for Industry’s Membership comprises the CEOs and Chairs of 60 of Europe’s most successful industrial and technological companies. The paper is the fruit of a collaborative effort between the ERT Committees on Digital Transformation and on Jobs, Skills & Impact.

Note to Editors:

A full list of the Membership of ERT is accessible https://ert.eu/members/

The pandemic has changed the way we live and work. While hybrid working is now regarded as the “new normal”, it’s critical to ensure that Europe makes the most of this transition – both economically and socially.
Christian Klein
  • Christian Klein
  • Chair of ERT’s Committee on Digital Transformation and CEO and Member of the Executive Board of SAP SE
To maximise the potential of a digitally-enabled, flexible workforce, businesses, governments, and social partners must all work together on shaping the rules and frameworks that will govern the future of work.
Christian Klein
  • Christian Klein