Flexible working hours Everyone at his or her (partial) time

What is it about?

Your job should fit your life. This means that you should be able to combine your professional and private life smoothly. We rely on time flexibility and trust-based working hours. We trust you to choose when and where you do your work—for us, it's the results that count. Depending on your life situation, we offer individual solutions that are tailored to your needs. Even as an executive, you can go part-time, even for a limited time. It just has to be operationally feasible.

Typical case

Lisa is a software developer, and her past weeks have been stressful. A little break would do her good. No problem. On one of her regular workdays, she takes the initiative, logs off from the team and her boss for two hours, and gets on her bike. When she returns, she is not only refreshed, but also exhilarated to continue working. She's also looking forward to next month, when she'll be working part-time for just 32 hours instead of 40, so she'll have more time for her family and hobbies.

What do I get out of it?

  • You can work in a more self-determined way and thus better balance your private life and your job. What counts is that you do your work, not when. Of course, operational necessities and availability, e.g. for customers, must be ensured. And, of course, cooperation within the team or project must also work well.
  • When there is less going on, you don't have to do time. Instead, you can do something good for yourself, like spend time with family, friends or hobbies.
  • Part-time is possible—even in leading positions and also temporarily. Whenever it's operationally possible and you need it.

How does it work?

  • You enjoy trust-based working hours, which means that your working hours are not recorded and evaluated centrally. If you have too much or too little work, just talk to your manager about it. Together, you're sure to find a solution.
  • Your results count. Trust-based working time not only gives a lot of flexibility, but also requires a lot of trust that the work will be done as agreed and necessary. If that's not the case, then of course your flexibility is also in jeopardy.
  • In some departments, flexibility is only possible to a limited extent because the working hours are fixed. This is the case, for example, at the reception desk or in production, where processes follow a precise timing.
  • You can switch from full to part time—or vice versa. Of course, your job must allow it. If you're interested, just get in touch with your manager or HR.

Still have questions? Just talk to us.

Manuela Wagener

Manuela Wagener

Sabine Thier

Sabine Thier

Petra Härle

Petra Härle

Petra Warth

Petra Warth

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