ENERGETIX with a job for the future — ‘Helping arguments’ for winning new business partners from a government minister


Andrea Nahles and Roland Förster

Andrea Nahles vis­it­ed ENERGETIX’s Bin­gen head­quar­ters in Octo­ber last year. The Fed­er­al Ger­man Min­is­ter for Labour was not only delight­ed with the exclu­sive design­er jew­ellery but also with the work­ing con­di­tions that ENERGETIX’s busi­ness part­ners enjoy.

No won­der that the min­is­ter was not only impressed but also sur­prised when she vis­it­ed. The prin­ci­ples that have gov­erned the suc­cess­ful activ­i­ties of ENERGETIX’s busi­ness part­ners for years sat­is­fy almost all the require­ments that her min­istry has now set out in its White Paper about Change in the World of Employ­ment, which was pub­lished at the end of Novem­ber.

And, accord­ing to the White Paper*, the fol­low­ing list sets out just a few of the things that appli­cants will want from the best jobs in the future:

    • Flex­i­ble work­ing hours
    • Home office instead of com­pul­so­ry pres­ence
    • Com­pat­i­bil­i­ty between career and fam­i­ly
    • Appre­ci­a­tion
    • Work-life bal­ance
    • Fur­ther qual­i­fi­ca­tion in com­put­er-based skills
    • Per­son­al ful­fil­ment
    • Hap­pi­ness, sat­is­fac­tion, self-ful­fil­ment
    • Mean­ing and joy
    • Fun at work

This wish list for future jobs reads like an insider’s descrip­tion of the con­di­tions that ENERGETIX’s busi­ness part­ners already enjoy. It’s good for all busi­ness part­ners to know that they’re work­ing in an envi­ron­ment that oth­ers can only dream of, par­tic­u­lar­ly in this group­ing of require­ments. Near­ly all of the tar­gets set out in the ministry’s White Paper apply to the ENERGETIX job. So the next time you want to per­suade a prospec­tive busi­ness part­ner with pow­er­ful argu­ments, you can do so with the ministry’s help. We could have hard­ly wished for bet­ter sup­port­ing argu­ments.

*The Fed­er­al Min­istry of Labour and Social Affairs has pub­lished a White Paper to doc­u­ment a broad­er dis­cus­sion in soci­ety about ‘Work 4.0’ and to explore how soci­ety could struc­ture work in the future.