For managers: Develop a better environment for hybrid work

How to build well-being in the limitless working life

A working life with no limits affects nearly all employees, but we rarely identify the issue and its possible consequences at the individual workplace. This page gives you tips and tools to define and handle the limitless working life for you and your team.

Together with the Association of Danish Lawyers and Economists, DJØF, and selected experts, IDA has developed three first aid kits to help you as a manager deal with hybrid forms of work in the best possible way.

This theme focuses on working life with no limits – that is; in what ways our working life can be without limits, and how you can best handle this as a manager.

This page includes:

  • A video with Associate Professor Anders Raastrup Kristensen, PhD, who describes the challenges of working life with no limits, and how best to handle the challenges that can arise.
  • The article: A manager's positive role in working life with no limits prepared by IDA on the basis of the publication Ledelse uden grænser (Management with limits).
  • A dialogue tool and a handout to be used in the dialogue on workplace experience with work with no limits. 

How to start the dialogue

Our ways of collaborating have developed in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic - and they are likely to keep doing so. When your team or department meet in new constellations, you need to talk about how you can best work together.

You can begin by doing as follows:

  • Start by showing the video at a joint meeting and discuss the most important challenges and strengths of flexible working life.
  • Divide your staff into small groups and let them discuss the tool for dialogue in the department using the questions for group discussion and the handout: "Five forms of work with no limits".
  • Recap with all the groups together and let the groups present the main results from their discussions.
  • Agree the next steps with the team, and who does what.

Video: Working life with no limits: Challenges and possibilities

Start by watching the video with Anders Raastrup Kristensen for a general idea of the challenges and possibilities of working life with no limits.

The role of the manager in working life with no limits

As a manager, it is important to keep in mind that work with no limits can be a source of both well-being and dissatisfaction. So, if you want to promote well-being, it is your responsibility to create a framework for limitless work within which all employees can function and thrive.

Based on the challenges and possibilities of a working life with no limits, we have gathered seven tips for managers who lack specific tools to handle the working life with no limits.

A managers positive role in working life with no limits

Your role as a manager in working life with no limits is less about instructing, motivating or supervising, and more about helping your staff to flourish in changing and loosely structured contexts. Get seven tips on how to create the best framework for limitless work.

Get tips for the manager here

Tools for the department

Download two tools to help you start a conversation on working life with no limits at your workplace. You can share the handout "Five forms of work with no limits" with your team before the dialogue to help you define and discuss from the beginning the forms of work with no limits that affect your workplace. The tool for dialogue will help you ask and answer the right questions when the department needs to find possibilities to improve well-being and make room for differences between staff.

Tool for dialogue on limitless work in hybrid teams

Handout: Five forms of limitless work