STUTTGART (dpa-AFX) – Sports car manufacturer Porsche is drastically changing its operating environment and giving employees more opportunities for mobile work. A spokesman for the Stuttgart automobile company said on Sunday that it will be possible in the future to work on a mobile phone for up to twelve days a month. The Labor and Management Board reached an agreement accordingly, as confirmed in a report in the “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung” (FAZ / Mon).
“It’s important for us to have very passionate employees,” said Andreas Hafner, Porsche’s Director of Human Resources at FAZ. “Every employee can work when, where and how he wants – of course always within the framework of the operational and legal agreements and as long as the work result is correct. They can sit in the vacation home in Upper Bavaria or in the cafe next door, we don’t really care.” According to the FAZ, the work agreement regulates the project. With the start of the mobile business, Porsche employees will receive a technology package, including a large screen.
Porsche said that some areas, especially in production and gastronomy, are excluded from the new agreement. “But wherever possible, it should also be used,” a spokesman said. The agreement was concluded on May 1. At least until the end of June, Porsche employees had worked home five days a week anyway, after a pandemic-related exception.
As a result, the sports car manufacturer will also change the world of its office. Initially, the office space will be reduced by about a fifth. By 2025, Porsche wants to provide a classic office for only 60 percent of office workers and provide only temporary workplaces, Hafner said. According to FAZ, the employment agreement currently applies to Porsche AG, which has around 22,000 employees. Negotiations are ongoing regarding subsidiaries, including the plant in Leipzig ./mov/DP/he