Daimler provides employees with a way for work-life balance
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Daimler has made it a point to make sure that its employees are happy with their work life by maintaining an appropriate balance between career and family lives. This feature has however, been implemented for the leadership category of employees and Daimler hopes with due diligence it can be implemented for all groups of employees.
In order to make sure employees have a balanced career and family life, Daimler has made available features which shutdown inboxes of those employees who are on vacation thereby giving them privacy and time off when required.
Prioritizing of tasks and taking a break from daily work life are some of the features which have been implements for an overall Life Balance. To help parents take care of their children when they report for work, Daimler has opened over 470 childcare places and hopes to increase that number to 570 by 2014. Through this program, Daimler aims at helping employees reconcile with their work and family lives in a balanced way.
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Daimler Makes Striking a Balance Between Employees’ Work and Private Lives a Key Aspect of its Management Culture
Cooperation with Faculty of Occupational and Organizational Psychology at the University of Heidelberg
Presentation of the results and measures derived from the study “Balanced! – Reconciling Employees’ Work and Private Lives”
Approval of guidelines for leadership culture
Go-ahead for further anchoring of “work-life balance” within the company
Wilfried Porth, Management Board Member for Human Resources and Labor Relations Director: “Our world of work is facing fundamental changes. More and more employees, both men and women, want fulfillment in their careers while also being able to take care of their children or other dependents. Daimler aims to actively respond to and manage these challenges at our company.”
Erich Klemm, Chairman of Daimler AG’s General Works Council: “We have already opened up good work-life balance opportunities for employees through trailblazing company agreements. We want to continue in this direction with a view to the inclusion of all employee groups. Moreover, the leadership culture must be further developed on a sustained basis in order to ensure that employees can make use of the available possibilities with the active support of management.“
Observing boundaries: Prioritizing tasks and planning capacities.
Being able to switch off: No-one is expected to be on call 24/7.
Making conscious use of rest: Consciously taking a break from your daily work.Reconciling your work and private life: Taking advantage of the available Life Balance offers.