We all spend a massive proportion of our lives at work (37% according to a recent survey). So naturally, it’s important we have a positive environment to work in, that at once stimulates and empowers us.
With this in mind, AXA is increasingly foregoing traditional office set-ups. Over 30% of our employees enjoy the benefits of an agile working environment boosting productivity and a better work/life balance. A bold initiative, resulting in a reduced environmental footprint, which has recently been extended.
It’s already proven a hit with our lucky employees in Spain, France and Belgium whose state-of-the-art, university campus-like workplace, gives the Silicon Valley a run for its money.
Desks and cubicles have given way to hot desking encouraging cross-departmental collaboration between mobile workers. The removal of barriers has resulted in greater engagement, creativity and productivity.
The overall message being one space, one team, one AXA.
Where possible, we try to accommodate flexible working requests. Handy for parents with family commitments, or if you have a second passion like Ruedi, a musician.
Ruedi Brem, AXA Winterthur
60% AXA management consultant / 40% musician
I work part-time. I can organize my work in a flexible way and I always have the possibility of working from home or a co-working space. I’m usually off every Monday.
How it works
I tackle my various tasks with different levels of intensity, a way of working which enables me to adapt myself to my employer’s needs. For example, if necessary, I can sometimes work full-time for a few weeks and then compensate for it by taking some days off or working at 60% for a period. It’s a way of working requiring good organizational skills.
The advantages for me
A varied work flow; zero routine; varied work intensity; lots of free time.
The advantage for AXA?
Flexibility; an implementation adapted to the tasks.
My Flexwork tips
Flexwork is really enjoyable when it creates a win-win situation, where everyone gets something out of it - you and your employer.
Further proof of AXA’s commitment to new ways of working, to improve our employees’ quality of life and welcome a diversity of talent.
So are you ready to flexwork with us?