Moneypenny in book: Hybrid works

Moneypenny in book: Hybrid works
Moneypenny in book: Hybrid works

Written by Editors Cultuur.


The authors Susan Smulders and Marianne Sturman have known for more than twenty years that hybrid works work. Marianne Sturman, director and founder of Moneypenny, was one of the first to introduce the Netherlands to working from home. Since the emergence of the new way of working, Susan Smulders has supported countless organizations from Moneypenny Advice and Training with the implementation of hybrid work forms.

All knowledge gained from practice and from research with, among others, Nyenrode Business University, has been collected in Hybride wérkt. The book offers employers, but also HR and ICT professionals, insights, inspiration and handles on how to successfully embed this working method.


“One of the few benefits that have emerged from the corona era is that our conversations with employers are no longer about the prejudices about working from home. From now on we will be talking about how you can successfully work in a hybrid manner that suits your organization. We are curious how the Netherlands will work in the coming years, are we really embracing hybrid working or are we falling back into old working patterns? We wish every organization to embrace the possibilities of hybrid and to find a suitable working model from which employees, organization, customers and society reap the benefits together and in balance. We hope to be able to contribute to this with Hybride Wérkt.” explains Susan Smulders.

In practice, a large number of questions arise. Such as: How do you ensure that the connection with each other and the organization remains? In this context, the book presents a mix of vision, insights and concrete handles about hybrid working. In addition to preconditions in the field of HR and working conditions, facilities and ICT, themes from the daily practice of a (future) hybrid operating organization are discussed.

Other frequently asked questions: What does the new leadership look like? How do you ensure that the connection with the organization and with colleagues is maintained? How do you work remotely effectively? How do you utilize new opportunities that arise because of hybrid work? Hybrid wérkt is divided into 9 chapters that can be read in sequence, but also separately. What allows the authors of the book to confidently ask and answer all these questions?


Marianne Sturman founded Moneypenny in 2000 and introduced work that is independent of place and time in the Netherlands. Moneypenny could count on interested professionals and was able to trigger the curiosity of many national press. However, employers were hesitant, because ‘do people work when they are at home?’

Susan Smulders is the driving force behind Moneypenny Advice & Training. Since 2008, she has advised and trained very diverse organizations to make hybrid work a success in practice.


In 2000, Moneypenny was the first in the Netherlands to introduce the concept of the virtual assistant – the remote secretary. The company was founded with the vision that due to the advent of the internet a lot of ‘office work’ can be performed independently of place and time. The major advantages of this are that considerably more labor potential can be deployed and that work can be more effective and enjoyable. Since 2008, Moneypenny Advice & Training has been advising organizations that want to work in a hybrid manner.

Rendement Uitgeverij organizes events and publishes Dutch-language professional information about legislation and regulations in the form of trade journals, books and online databases. Rendement is known for the practical approach of professional information in various functional areas such as HR, finance, salary administration and taxation.


The book Hybride wérkt can be ordered online at Rendement.


PHOTO: MONEYPENNY’S EXPERIENCES MARIANNE STURMAN AND SUSAN SMuldERS…

The article is in Dutch

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