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Siemens to establish mobile working as core component of the “new normal” 

Here, mobile working explicitly means more than just working from home. Instead, employees – in consultation with their supervisors – are to choose the work locations where they’re most productive. As a result, the hybrid working model specifically includes working environments such as coworking spaces. Work in person at the office is to supplement mobile working as appropriate. 
“The coronavirus crisis has triggered a surge in digitalization. We’ve always had mobile working at Siemens, but now we’re taking it a step further. The basis for this forward-looking working model is further development our corporate culture. These changes will also be associated with a different leadership style, one that focuses on outcomes rather than on time spent at the office,” explained Roland Busch, Deputy CEO and Labor Director of Siemens AG. “We trust our employees and empower them to shape their work themselves so that they can achieve the best possible results. With the new way of working, we’re motivating our employees while improving the company’s performance capabilities and sharpening Siemens’ profile as a flexible and attractive employer.”
A project team comprising employees from Strategy, Human Resources, and IT and Siemens Real Estate as well as representatives from the businesses developed the New Normal Working Model during the coronavirus pandemic. This new model applies to more than 140,000 of the company’s employees at over 125 locations in 43 countries and is effective immediately. The rights of employee representatives regarding implementation in the various countries will, of course, be upheld. 
“The New Normal Working Model fits seamlessly into our concept for the future of work. We’re using this model to pursue the goal of developing new ways of working together on a mobile, digital basis. The new normal will also strengthen our ability to recruit and retain the best talent for Siemens and to increase diversity on our teams,” said Jochen Wallisch, Head of Industrial Relations & Employment Conditions at Siemens AG’s Human Resources department.
The approach will be tailored to local legal requirements, the demands of various job profiles, and individual preferences. It will be founded on mutual consultations between employees and their supervisors. A centralized IT platform will provide supervisors and employees with all relevant information regarding the new work model, and specific training sessions for supervisors will support the model’s launch.
“Thanks to our innovative cloud-based IT infrastructure, we were able to scale our services quickly and smoothly in order to put 300,000 employees in a position to work from home. With more than 800,000 online meetings per day, we are already enabling them today to collaborate effectively without being at the same location,” added Hanna Hennig, Chief Information Officer of Siemens AG. “I am pleased that we have developed a bespoke app solution for Siemens, based on a solution our Smart Infrastructure Operating Company already had available, that supports our employees worldwide in safely returning to their workplaces and in implementing the new forms of work effectively.”

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Siemens AG (Berlin and Munich) is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 170 years. The company is active around the globe, focusing on the areas of intelligent infrastructure for buildings and distributed energy systems, and automation and digitalization in the process and manufacturing industries. Through the separately managed companies Siemens Energy, the global energy business of Siemens, and Siemens Mobility, a leading supplier of smart mobility solutions for rail and road transport, Siemens is shaping the energy systems of today and tomorrow as well as the world market for passenger and freight services. Due to its majority stakes in the publicly listed companies Siemens Healthineers AG and Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (as part of Siemens Energy), Siemens is also a world-leading supplier of medical technology and digital healthcare services as well as environmentally friendly solutions for onshore and offshore wind power generation. In fiscal 2019, which ended on September 30, 2019, Siemens generated revenue of €86.8 billion and net income of €5.6 billion. At the end of September 2019, the company had around 385,000 employees worldwide. Further information is available on the Internet
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Konstanze Somborn 

Siemens AG

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