Imagining a team-work of a future: BMW Group creates stretchable operative environments with ConnectedWorks.

Munich, 8 Oct 2021 – Flexible, individual,
tolerable – that is how BMW Group operative environments will be
organised. The association is gradually building a future-oriented
operative sourroundings for about 70,000 associates worldwide in around
400 bureau buildings in some-more than 40 countries. Under a name
ConnectedWorks, a BMW Group is stability a routine it began behind in
2017: For example, during a Research and Innovation Centre (FIZ) in
Munich, new operative models are being combined that offer any group a
accumulation of options for mixing digital, location-independent formats
with flexible, away configured forms of on-site cooperation.
The aim is always to grasp a best work results.

Experience during a coronavirus pestilence has shown that a BMW
Group is on a right track. Speed and plcae autonomy have
valid to be critical attributes of digital remote operative – though they
can't reinstate personal sell between colleagues. It also became
transparent during a hurdles of a coronavirus, that innovations, team
creativity and a feeling of belonging rise best on-site. Now that
some-more in-person meetings and veteran sell are probable again,
a plea lies in mixing a best of both worlds. For a BMW
Group, a doubt of how to work together on a destiny of mobility
is not only about how many days people work in a bureau or during other
locations. It is about most some-more than that: The executive thought is how
BMW Group associates can perform formidable integrated tasks to a best
of their abilities.                   

One component of this is mobile working. Thanks to this development,
associates have been means to organize their day-to-day work flexibly
in agreement with their managers given 2013 – creation a BMW Group a
personality for a whole industry. “Ideas and innovations especially come from
personal exchange. That is because appealing operative environments are a
pivotal success cause for us – complemented by hybrid and digital
team-work models,” says Ilka Horstmeier, member of a Board of
Management of BMW AG obliged for Human Resources.


ConnnectedWorks supports complicated car expansion

What this competence demeanour like in use can be seen in a working
environments during a FIZ in Munich, a heart of a BMW Group’s
investigate and expansion network. Today’s complicated car development
is a complex, integrated activity. For several years now, a BMW
Group has been committed to bringing together associates from
opposite areas of a association to work together in interdisciplinary,
cross-functional teams. More than 22,000 associates now work at
FIZ underneath one roof. Interaction is encouraged: Newly designed team
spaces promote communication and capacitate staff from different
disciplines to work together. Short lines of communication, with
low-threshold, cross-cutting opportunities for communication emanate a
space for creation during a FIZ Tech Campus. Working together on-site
and in-person is essential – and a fast expansion in digital formats
creates places for partnership increasingly important. The BMW Group’s
workplace plan therefore deliberately focuses on a blueprint and
providing a place that facilitates partnership and idea-sharing.
More than 30% of bureau spaces worldwide have already been converted.
Alongside group spaces that inspire communication and interaction,
there are also spaces associates can shelter to for concentrated
working, as good as areas where they can recuperate and connect. In
this way, a BMW Group is reinforcing a tolerable area
management, while assisting associates grasp optimal work formula and
strengthening a corporate culture. The stretchable operative environments
are supplemented by seamless formation of digital options for
location-independent cooperation.

In a future, bureau spaces will be geared even some-more towards
associates’ needs. For instance, a IT Centre plan during a Munich
plcae was upheld by associates as partial of an research of working
methods. This research proviso is executive to doing of the
workplace strategy. The information performed forms a basement for the
formulation and doing phase. In this way, a BMW Group is able
to safeguard spaces are optimally tailored to a needs of any business
dialect and their work demands. It is all about charity associates
a ideal sourroundings for their pursuit and elite process of working.


Learning from and with one another

ConnectedWorks is not a firm concept; it is a mindset that can be
actively made by managers and associates. Each group discusses on an
particular basement that multiple of in-person operative and digital
sell can best grasp their goals.

So everybody concerned can learn from and with one another, a BMW
Group invites staff to share practice between countries on an
inner village platform. It also highlights best practices and
provides information on a operation of training courses and methods
available. The BMW Group is already committed to an open approach
characterised by deferential team-work and a genuine feeling of
community. With ConnectedWorks, a association is holding a subsequent step
towards creation day-to-day work even some-more connected and agile.


If we have any questions, greatfully contact:

Corporate Communications

Angela Konert, BMW Group, orator Human Resources

Telephone: +49-89-382-50591, [email protected]

Markus Sagemann, BMW Group, conduct of Communications Human Resources,
Corporate Citizenship

Telephone: +49-89-382-68796, [email protected]


The BMW Group

With a 4 brands BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce and BMW Motorrad, a BMW
Group is a world’s heading reward manufacturer of automobiles and
motorcycles and also provides reward financial and mobility services.
The BMW Group prolongation network comprises 31 prolongation and assembly
comforts in 15 countries; a association has a tellurian sales network in
some-more than 140 countries.

In 2020, a BMW Group sole over 2.3 million newcomer vehicles
and some-more than 169,000 motorcycles worldwide. The distinction before taxation in
a financial year 2020 was € 5.222 billion on revenues amounting to €
98.990 billion. As of 31 Dec 2020, a BMW Group had a workforce
of 120,726 employees.

The success of a BMW Group has always been formed on long-term
meditative and obliged action. The association set a march for the
destiny early on and is creation sustainability and apparatus efficiency
a concentration of a company’s vital instruction – from a supply
chain, by production, to a finish of a use phase, for all a products.