Work turned upside down by the Covid-19

Posted on September 13, 2020 at 4:00 p.m., updated yesterday at 1:10 p.m.

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The health crisis is accelerating the reorganization of the company, but this change raises many challenges, starting with maintaining group cohesion.

In Sochaux, at PSA Groupe, the start of the school year is certainly not like the others.Located in the Doubs, this site is one of the eight of the car manufacturer to carry out a large-scale experiment in teleworking until October.are on site only 1.5 days a week on average."As we have both tertiary, production and R&D activities here, this is a real textbook case! ", Underline trade unionists.They would like to extend the experience until at least December, before concluding a comprehensive agreement." This is part of the negotiation, "they explain.

But the management wants to go quickly.For a multinational like PSA, the health crisis has only accelerated the transformations already underway for years.And, yet, even for this French pioneer, this change is far from After the whirlwind of the last few months, many companies are forced to rethink their organization and, a fortiori, to reflect on the multiple challenges that this cultural evolution implies."Teleworking is anything but a small affair," confirms the National Association of HRDs (ANDRH) No less than 93% of HRDs are well aware that these changes will lead to a change in managerial and social practices."

In a context of scattered employees, preserving the cohesion of the company is a challenge, which the ambiguous future of the head offices could well symbolize on its own.Essential in the past, these nerve centers, today emptied of their employees , indeed see their walls rearranged, and their role questioned."This period seems to take note of the end of the" principle of uniqueness of the workplace ", concedes Jawad Lemniaï, director at EY People Consulting.The phenomenon is massive and without irreversible doubt.Even more than before the crisis, people will continue to diversify the places where they practice their professional activity by working at home, with a client, in mixed or shared spaces, such as coworking or third places."

Posted Date: 2020-09-15

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