Siemens Announces Remote Work as Permanent Fixture for 140,000 Employees

Author:  Mike Hockett
Source:  The Shot Peener magazine, Vol 34, Issue 4, Fall 2020
Doc ID:  2020037
Year of Publication:  2020
SIEMENS, the Germany-based manufacturing conglomerate, announced in July that it is establishing remote working as a key part of its “new normal,” making it a permanent component of the company’s employee operations. The provider of intelligent infrastructure for buildings and energy distribution systems said it will implement a system for its global workforce to be able to work remotely two or three days per week on average. The new work model applies to over 140,000 of Siemens’ employees, spread across 125 locations in 43 countries. The company has about 385,000 employees in total. “The coronavirus crisis and social distancing measures have shown that working independently of a fixed location offers many advantages and is possible on a much wider scale than originally thought,” Siemens said in a press release, adding that a global employee survey confirmed their desire for more flexibility as for where they work.

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