Hybrid working is Allianz’s new normal. Employees are offered globally a minimum of 40 percent of remote working. Digital tools support virtual interaction and teamwork, and employees benefit from a mix between remote working and office presence in enhanced, attractive, multifunctional working areas for optimal collaboration and innovation. To further equip people to navigate cultural changes, Allianz has developed a series of interactive trainings that specifically guide leaders and teams to maximize the full potential of hybrid working.
Furthermore, Allianz employees are eligible to work from abroad for up to 25 days per year. This is made possible by the introduction of an innovative, automated, self-service tool enabling employees to work cross-border in compliance with respective regulations.
Significant reductions of non-essential business travel will contribute to the company target of 15% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from business travel per employee by 2025. Reduced commuting times along with the global introduction of Allianz meeting guidelines and a helpline for employees who are looking for personal counselling will also support the mental wellbeing of employees.
The Allianz Ways of Working also include an intentional focus on learning opportunities: each employee is granted a minimum of one hour learning time per week. The flexible AllianzU platform has been accessed already by almost 100,000 employees and is being rolled out to all by the end of 2021 to support the organization’s journey towards a lifelong learning culture.
Timelines of deployment will vary in different countries and companies, and may be further expanded on or be subject to local and legal specifics.