During the lockdown, employees sat at their home PCs and had many questions about health protection, work organization, processes and projects. At the beginning of June, the TE-Skype-Dialog with 350 participants provided initial answers. The motto was “Together against Corona”. Via live chat or by microphone the participants asked questions about the work situation under COVID-19 conditions. “The new digital dialogue formats complement our media like the monthly newsletter TElegramm and the TE-Homepage well,” emphasizes Michael Esders, who is responsible for the internal TE communication.
Before the corona pandemic, communication events took place in the TE lecture hall with about 100 participants. More than three events would have had to be organized to reach the same number of 350 employees contacted through one TE-Skype-Dialogue event. The online format also saved employees the trouble of travelling to and from the event. If they had come from home, they would have traveled more than 12,000 kilometers by car – with estimated CO2 emissions of 1.8 tons. The climate balance of an online meeting is much better – with 350 participants, only around 35 kilograms of CO2 are generated per hour. The change within TE is thus one of many examples that show how Volkswagen is becoming a more digital and at the same time more sustainable company.