Events

 


Make The Right Move - Student Corner

Parallel with Smart "Work & Life For the next generation" seminar we have organized a student corner at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Here university and college students had the possibility to meet the best Swedish companies established in Hungary and get real life insights into their businesses and how it is to work for them. Students could play games and win prizes at the booths of Electrolux, Ericsson, Sigma Technology, Skanska and Kinnarps. Besides the competitions students tasted delicious Swedish food, listened to some Swedish music and could visit Life Puzzle photo exhibition. Life Puzzle is an exhibition about the role of fathers and how society can make it easier to combine gender equality, parenthood and a career. The exhibition can be visited at BME I (Informatics) building ground floor till the end of May.

13 May, 2015

Make The Right Move - Student corner

Parallel with Smart "Work & Life For the next generation" seminar we have organized a student corner at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Here university and college students had the possibility to meet the best Swedish companies established in Hungary and get real life insights into their businesses and how it is to work for them.

 
 
 
 

 
 
 


Smart Work & Life for the Next Generation
13 May 2015

The changing nature of work has great implications on how we structure organizations, manage people, design workplaces and implement policies. Organizations need to start to leverage new ways of working in order to meet the future and manage a dynamic, distributed, global economy. Human capital is one of the main competitive factors. How do we make sure we attract the right people, keep them motivated and provide them with the sustainable, open and equal environment they look for? Managing work and talent in today’s dynamic, distributed and global economy is very challenging, but also highly rewarding if done right. 

 

 

13 May, 2015

Smart Work & Life For the next generation

The changing nature of work has great implications on how we structure organizations, manage people, design workplaces and implement policies. Experts from The Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden, the Ministry of Human Capacities, Budapest University of Technology and Economics and leading Swedish companies had discussions on topics such as how to shape competitive next generations, boost innovation and creativity through a gender-equal working environment and a good balance between work and life.

 
 
 
 

 
 


Winner of Our Film Contest

We announced the winner of our film contest on our Sustainable & Future Working Environment seminar. Contestants had to prepare a short film about one of our parks or all of them and show us why they are green, why they are modern, why they are innovative and why do they have a Swedish look. 

The winner of the contest is Kristóf Molnár. He and his partner can spend a long weekend in Sweden and have the possibility to visit the headquarters of Sigma Technology in Göteborg and the headquarters of 
Ericsson and Electrolux in Stockholm.

Lili Laura Tóth received a special prize.

We sincerely thank all contestants for their valuable and creative films.

 



Film of Kristóf Molnár:

18. February, 2015

Winner of our film contest

We announced the winner of our film contest on our Sustainable & Future Working Environment seminar.

 
 
 
 

 
 


Sustainable & Future Working Environment Seminar

Following the successful series of events with topics related to environment and sustainability, Business Sweden has gathered high level professionals and experts from the academia, public- and private sectors,  in a seminar with a theme that becomes increasingly important nowadays: “Sustainable & future working environment: a driver for growth?”.  The Centre for Health Equity Studies (CHESS), Stockholm University, the Hungarian Green Building Council and the Campus Redevelopment Office, Central European University were highly represented among guest speakers. Leading Swedish companies such as Electrolux, Ericsson, Sigma Technology and Skanska, applying the highest standards of working environment in their own operations, have taken an active role during the discussions, benchmarking the Swedish model.

The event was also the scene of awarding the most talented students who participated in the film contest announced by Business Sweden at the inauguration of the latest green outdoor area in Budapest, renovated in collaboration with leading Swedish companies and the Municipality of Budapest. The winner has received his well-deserved prize - a study trip to Sweden - from H.E. Mr. Niclas Trouvé, Ambassador of Sweden in Hungary.

During the seminar, participants engaged in collaborative and informal discussions, with a world café methodology, answering questions about the added value of investing in a sustainable working environment: Would a green design & construction, efficient maintenance and flexible working spaces increase competitiveness, productivity and wellbeing of employees? 

The topic generated fruitful discussions and lively debates that led to valuable results and learnings.

• The working environment is created by a mix of physical - functional and physiological comfort and has a direct impact on both business and employees. 
• Green office buildings are becoming more and more common in real estate markets. Sustainability must be a part of a company’s strategy; it makes the acquisition of both people and knowledge sustainable, too. 
• Commitments to sustainable working environment should come from the top, with managers setting good examples. Setting up a “green team” responsible for initiating actions towards sustainability at a workplace increases the involvement of employees.
• A sustainable workplace with a positive working atmosphere improves office performance and can be influenced by a wide range of factors such as: indoor air quality and ventilation, temperature, daylight and illumination, noise and acoustics, density, interior layout and active design with flexible working stations to achieve easily new office landscape with task-based spaces and ergonomics, the living plants, office view and connection to nature with a minimal ecological footprint. 
• Additional facilities such as bike-stores, changing rooms, showers, break-out spaces and social features encouraging social interaction, office location and access to amenities contribute to the wellbeing of employees and have significant impact on human performance through engagement and motivation. 
• Last but not least, a good gender ratio within the employees where women account for at least 30% of the office staff creates balance and drives creativity.

The wealth of business depends of the health of workers. Sustainability is not just a fancy term, nor a “soft value”. It also pays off since it brings significant financial benefits to the company.  A good working environment positively influences the financial metrics of the organization such as absenteeism, staff retention, revenue breakdown per division/employee and medical costs. Studies show that for every 1 EUR invested in workplace prevention, companies can expect a potential economic return of 2.2 EUR.

“It seems quite evident now that modern society needs to find more effective ways of using skills and resources to generate positive changes. This is why the Program on Sustainability was initiated and also why at our organization we are keen to follow its principles for assuring a better tomorrow,” shares the CEO of one of the leading Swedish companies in Hungary.


 
18. February, 2015

Sustainable & Future Working Environment Seminar

The Embassy of Sweden, Business Sweden and leading Swedish companies held a seminar on Sustainable & Future Working Environment: from green design & construction to efficient maintenance and flexible working space. Experts and those concerned exchanged their experiances about the added values of investment in a Sustainable Working Environment.