Samsung moves to establish and strengthen flexible work culture
In line with its “Work from Anywhere” policy, Samsung has opened six shared working spaces to foster a hybrid working environment.
Samsung employees have been using these co-working spaces, dubbed “d’light”, in a pilot programme since October 4, which ends on Friday. Open seats, partitioned desks, adjustable standing desks, meeting rooms, and phone booths are among the amenities on offer.
The South Korean tech giant noted that employees have responded positively to such workspaces, which are designed to meet the needs of developers, designers, and marketers, as well as their proximity to public transportation. In addition to shortening commute times, the shared spaces are also expected to enhance employee creativity.
Two of the six spaces are located outside Samsung offices, in Seoul and Daegu, and the other four in Suwon, Gyeonggi Province; Gumi, North Gyeongsang Province; Gwangju; and Seoul are within Samsung office buildings.
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Samsung has 117,904 employees as of June and said it will continue to strive for an efficient and flexible work environment to maintain employee satisfaction.
As Samsung’s latest initiative to address external uncertainty and talent shortages, the “Work from Anywhere” policy emphasises flexibility and diversity in the workplace. Samsung has also implemented a flexible working hour policy across all divisions, from chipmaking to consumer electronics. With this policy, employees can customise their work schedules without having to stick to minimum hours in a day, reported The Korea Herald.