Our future workplace
Maria Forssell, Global Programme Manager
volvo cars at a glance
Retailers in 100 countries (2014)
Cars sold Jan-June 2015
• Rockleigh: Americas headquarters
Camarillo: Design centre
Charleston: Manufacturing plant (to be opened in 2018)
Daqing: Manufacturing plant
Zhangjiakou: Engine manufacturing plant
Shanghai: Asia Pacific headquarters,
engineering centre, design centre
Chengdu: Manufacturing plant
Kuala Lumpur: Assembly plant
Gothenburg: Head office, product development,
design centre, marketing, administration,
Skövde, Floby and Olofström:
Copenhagen: R&D Centre
Ghent: manufacturing plant
• How I work?
• Where I work?
• When I work?
• How we collaborate?
Instead of just one type of work setting, you will get a variety of places to choose from.
See the office like an intelligent tool that’s support ALL your activities.
So you can choose something that’s suits you and not vice versa.
Everything we do starts with people.
We understand people.
We protect what’s important to them and want to make them feel special.
We take pride in our role within society and recognise our commitment towards the environment.
We innovate to make people’s lives better and less complicated.
Our human-centric focus is what makes us different from all other car companies.
And, it is at the heart of everything we create.
This is why Volvo Cars are Designed Around You.
Designed Around You
”Cars are driven by people. The guiding principle
behind everything we make at Volvo, therefore is –
and must remain – safety.”
Assar Gabrielsson & Gustaf Larson,
the founders of Volvo.
Human centric – Since 1927
The Employer Of Choice
• Passion for customers and cars
• Move fast, aim high
• Real challenge and respect
We need to challenge ourselves!
• Stay on top as a company
• Be an attractive workplace in
• Make real change happen
Why we introduce Designed around you@work
Better use of office space
Although we collaborate half of the time
we spend at work,
80% of the space in today’s offices is
dedicated to individual work.
An activity-based design respects our
modern ways of working.
It has generally assigned 50%of the
office space to different forms of
• One step to be an attractive workplace
in the future
• Strong conviction that it will work
• Convincing business case
• Good preparation with both research
• Resentment with status quo
Clear and common objective and guiding principles
Common and clear objectives
and the same guiding
principles for all work
• Everybody has free access to all places, with no exceptions
• You can leave your things for 15 minutes in the rooms
• You can leave your belongings on the desk
you’re using for one hour, and make sure
to empty the workstation by the end of the day
• Belongings that are left behind will be taken
A few simple rules
The process for implementation – per site
2–3 months 3–4 months 2 months
Clear vision on
Outlines for the
Adopt way of
Roll-out IT program
Go live Review &
Roll-out change program
Continued roll out
Gbg Prod strategy