Since the coronavirus pandemic outbreak, millions of people around the globe have been working from home, including the Arvato Systems teams around the world. In many companies – including Bertelsmann – this step had to be rapidly implemented and, not least, confronted the IT departments with enormous challenges. After all, it was their task to ensure that colleagues and clients could continue doing their jobs from their homes without any problems. This task was even more difficult as many of the IT staff was also working from home.
Arvato Systems has faced the challenge and contributed to the continuation of the businesses of its Bertelsmann-internal and external clients. With the social media campaign "#homeofficeready" on Linkedin's career network, Bertelsmann's IT subsidiary promoted its achievement. More than 200 employees from various countries – reaching from Malaysia, Romania, Latvia, and Germany to the United States – took part in the campaign under the slogan "Homeoffice? Yes, we can!" They each submitted a photo and a short message about how well they can work from home along with a thank-you to the IT colleagues who made them "home office ready".