Audi has changed the way they work after the pandemic. They’re focusing on a flexible work model.
“It could be up to 30 percent of the white-collar workers who might continue to work from home. Right now, more than half of our workforce is still at home. That excludes, of course, the blue-collar production staff.”Markus Duesmann, Audi CEO
Audi has already employed many engineers who are residing outside Europe. According to Duesmann, the flexible working model is “the new normal.” He also believes that there is still scope for some level of face-to-face interaction.
“There is a certain benefit gained from working together in one location.”Markus Duesmann, Audi CEO
Duesmann also believes that a flexible working model also helps in reducing constant overseas travel.
“I’m head of our China business and it has not been possible to go there in the 15 months that I have been on the job — and it works. This shows what’s possible and how much business travel will change in the future. I hope I never ever travel as much again as I did before. I really will push to make sure that doesn’t happen again.”Markus Duesmann, Audi CEO
This shift in the auto industry is a positive step towards better employee satisfaction and optimization of the overall working processes.
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