Work Smart offers
An internal Swisscom survey on Work Smart revealed that around 90% of all employees are able to benefit from the flexible working options offered. Around two-thirds of Swisscom employees currently make regular use of mobile working. A comparison with the rest of Switzerland, where about 40% of employees are given the opportunity to “work mobile”, clearly shows that Swisscom is taking a pioneering role in the area of Work Smart. It offers its business customers Work Smart coaching seminars, shares its experience with them and supports them in their development of modern collaboration methods.
Great potential through mobile working and acyclic commuting
Swisscom is conducting various studies to investigate the benefits of mobile and flexible working and the associated change in corporate culture. During the year under review, Swisscom was involved in two separate studies in its capacity as founding member of the Work Smart initiative. Firstly, it supported a study by the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland FHNW on mobile working in Switzerland.See
- Conferencing services: The traditional teleconferencing services. These can now be supplemented with functions such as screen sharing for group presentations.
- Managed Communications & Collaboration: the communications solution that is integrated into the personal workspace and company-internal intranet. It allows for web and videoconferencing, screen sharing and the joint editing of documents, and also includes chat functions and information on the presence status.
- Remote Access: Remote access to the company’s network. This service enables employees to work with company documents and data regardless of their location or the time.
Swisscom is a founding member of the Work Smart initiative
The Work Smart initiative facilitates new ways of working and supports cultural change. To this end, it promotes flexible work irrespective of location and access to knowledge that knows no boundaries, and conducts in-depth research with scientific partners. In the year under review, the Work Smart Initiative along with selected research partners investigated the proliferation of mobile working in Switzerland and offered support services to the nearly 90 signatories of the charter, for example in the form of a Work Smart Manual. Each year, the flexible working initiative organises a Work Smart Week featuring events for companies and signatories of the charter.See
Providing information to and raising the awareness of customers and the wider population
In 2016, Swisscom continued its partnership with WWF Switzerland – and also renewed it during the year. It is now the main sponsor of the WWF “Ratgeber” (advisor) app and the WWF Footprint Calculator. With the advisor app, the WWF and Swisscom are heading in a new direction as “partners for the environment”. A separate menu within the app illustrates Swisscom’s commitment to the environment and society and is evidence of Swisscom’s aim of promoting a sustainable lifestyle. In the reporting year, the app sent monthly updates pertaining to Swisscom reports promoting a sustainable way of life. The Footprint Calculator is a simple method of calculating your personal ecological footprint and provides users with personalised tips on how to live more sustainably in daily life.See