Novartis is reimagining medicine to improve and extend people’s lives. As a leading global medicines company, we use innovative science and digital technologies to create transformative treatments in areas of great medical need. In our quest to find new medicines, we consistently rank among the world’s top companies investing in research and development. Novartis products reach nearly 1 billion people globally and we are finding innovative ways to expand access to our latest treatments. About 125 000 people of more than 140 nationalities work at Novartis around the world.
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Novartis's started its flexible working journey in 2018, but has since been accelerated due the global pandemic. The organisation recently surveyed staff, which showed the majority of staff preferred a hybrid model with freedom to work remotely, but also space to connect and collaborate with colleagues. After their survey, Novartis implemented their 'Choice with Responsibility', which allows employees to decide how, when and where they work to be the most impactful in their role.
What we love about Novartis:
💡 Novartis's CEO, Vasant Narasimhan, understands the importance of hybrid and remote working in order to access new pools of talent that were inaccessible pre-COVID pandemic.
💡Novartis's have shifted responsibility for flexible working requests from manager-approved to manager-informed, empowering associates to choose how, where and when they work within their country of employment
💡As a data science-led company, Novartis apply the same curiosity and scientific rigour to the design of our future workplace. As well as conducting regular pulse-check surveys to gather direct feedback from our associates, they also collect aggregated and anonymised data to identify, study and understand patterns in how their associates are working.
💡 Novartis plan to restructure its office space to be more suitable for a hybrid work environment.
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💡 Not all roles will allow for the same degree of flexibility.
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