// Hugo Boss staff to only work Tuesday to Thursday in office even after coronavirus
// On Mondays and Fridays, they can work from home if they chose to
// This is initially being rolled out in Germany before its 60 global subsidiaries adapt it
Hugo Boss has revealed that it is implementing a permanent flexible office work arrangement for its staff.
The fashion retailer said many staff will work in the office from Tuesday to Thursday even after the coronavirus pandemic, with the option of remote working on Mondays and Fridays.
The changes comes into effect in October and affects 3200 staff in Germany, where it is based.
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The model is also expected to be adopted Hugo Boss’ 60 subsidiaries across the world.
Hugo Boss said the decision follows an internal survey that showed most people felt less stressed working from home during the pandemic and had more time for their families, while managers were also very happy with the work done remotely.
“The survey confirmed what most of us already knew: the future belongs to tailored combinations of office-based and off-site work,” Hugo Boss global HR director Jochen Eckhold said.
“Our hybrid working model caters to employees’ growing desire for alternative scheduling and location options.
“As an employer, we feel it is our responsibility to accommodate these changing needs.”