Together with Bread for the World and Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, Diakonie Deutschland forms the Evangelical Work for Diakonia and Development (EWDE).
The main task of the EWDE is to network and bundle the social work and development cooperation of the Protestant churches in Germany. Almost 800 employees work daily on the coordination and implementation of numerous national and international projects.
The complex path to hybrid organization
Business trips and mobile work have always been part of everyday life for employees at EWDE. Even before Corona, one in three employees regularly worked away from home as part of development projects. The onset of the pandemic finally forced all other employees to work from home as well. But with great success, because the feared loss of productivity did not materialize, and employees wanted to continue making use of the home office. This, in turn, meant that more and more office space remain unused, causing unnecessary costs.
A permanent home office arrangement solved both problems - giving employees the opportunity to work from home while offering savings on office space costs. For this reason, a hybrid work pilot unit consisting of approximately 50 employees was launched. Based on the feedback and experience gained, a service agreement was drawn up. This regulated the design of the home office and interested employees could make use of it if they wished.
Before the practical implementation of the project could begin, however, a number of questions had to be clarified:
- How does the equipment get to the employees' homes?
- How can the needs of individual employees be recorded (some employees already have equipment and do not need everything)?
- How can employee requests be processed and implemented efficiently?
- How can high acquisition costs be avoided?
- What happens to equipment that is no longer needed?
Wanted: Greatest flexibility possible
Lendis - The all-in-one solution
Modern workstations in a flexible rental model
The basis of the offer is a flexible rental model. This allows companies to rent high-quality office furniture and modern technology on a monthly basis at a reasonable price instead of buying them at a high price.
The most important goal for EWDE was to equip its employees with professional workstations, thus ensuring their physical health when working from home. For this purpose, they found the right product range at Lendis with ergonomic office chairs, desks in various sizes, and mobile pedestals.
For EWDE, this means:
- It will only be paid, what employees actually use.
- If requirements change, the products can be adapted at short notice.
- Products that are no longer needed do not incur additional costs for storage or recycling.
Lendis takes care of it
A full-service partner includes the appropriate range of services. In addition to renting office equipment, Lendis takes care of a large part of the tasks involved.
Equipping home office workplaces presents major logistical challenges. Instead of delivering all the products to a central address, countless individual deliveries have to be organized to the employees' addresses. With more than 250 employees, as in the case of EWDE, this means an enormous amount of time. In addition, the furniture has to be assembled on site, which requires skilled personnel for reasons of occupational health and safety and the physical safety of the employees.
"Employees are thrilled with the quality of
service in delivery and installation."
Lendis OS - Office equipment meets digitalization
The core of the offering is the Lendis OS - the operating system for hybrid work. The innovative software solution revolutionizes the way companies equip their remote workers. By digitizing the process of equipping employees and automating it as far as possible, it puts an end to time-consuming manual work.
The products from which the employees choose could be defined in advance. This ensured that all employees were uniformly equipped and that all home office workplaces complied with EWDE.
"Employees like the ability to select and order their own equipment
In action for climate protection - sustainable office furniture
The rental model alone ensures a reduction in the resources used. Instead of disposing of office furniture at the end of the rental period, the products are reconditioned and can thus be rented out again.
Furthermore, in cooperation with planetly and by supporting various projects, Lendis offsets all CO2 emissions generated in the course of renting our products.
Result - Satisfied employees, low effort
"We are very satisfied with the service from Lendis. The digital solution with the Lendis OS saves us a lot of time. In case of questions and problems, Lendis is always available and the support is at eye level."