Volkswagen employees can see room for improvement in the way they work together, in the management culture, and in the level of integrity within the company. This insight was provided by the results of the mood barometer, which were published just a few days ago for Volkswagen AG – or, more specifically, for the German sites in Wolfsburg, Braunschweig, Salzgitter, Hanover, Kassel, and Emden.
Around 110,000 employees had the opportunity to take part, and around 60 percent of them had their say. The mood index, which was calculated from the responses to 22 questions, was slightly better than last year, having increased from 70.6 to 70.8. “The results of the mood barometer are a good sign. We are clearly on the right track in terms of our strategy and cultural change. We can see that our employees are contributing to the changes we are making – and the pace we are setting – as we reposition the Volkswagen brand,” explains CEO Herbert Diess, although he goes on to emphasize that “we still have some way to go when it comes to reaching our targets, and the same goes for cultural change. We have to keep working on improvements in the long term, which includes a specific focus on the subjects of integrity and compliance – as well as leadership and cooperation – going forward. Yet while we have certainly enjoyed some initial success, we have no plans to hold back with our efforts.”