PSA Group will expand the number of white-collar employees who work from home (WFH) even after coronavirus restrictions end. About 18,000 workers “regularly or occasionally” worked remotely in 2019, PSA said, compared with 2,500 in 2016. The new rules will affect nearly 80,000 of the group’s 200,000 workers worldwide once they are put in place starting this summer.
PSA’s main offices are in the Paris suburbs of Rueil-Malmaison (administration, including CEO Carlos Tavares) and Velizy (engineering and design). PSA is now planning to move those functions from Rueil-Malmaison to other sites, notably Velizy ang Poissy, also near Paris.
Employees will be asked to spend one to one and a half days a week in the office in what PSA are calling “redesigned collaborative spaces” to “reinforce value-added interactions as well as collective energy.”
The telecommuting rules are part of a broader PSA “New Era of Agility” initiative to rethink how work is conducted. The proposal has been presented to PSA’s central workers’ committee, and details will be discussed with unions in coming weeks.