Strong Rail

Mobilization of employees

Our employees are involved in the implementation of the strategy by means of the “15 employee building blocks.” The goal is to develop additional building blocks that reflect the key concerns of employees and support the implementation of the strategy. The building blocks are developed in a six-month participation process.

Once a building block has been selected, a “construction manager,” together with a team, takes over its concrete design and implementation of this building block within DB Group.

In addition to the building blocks driven forward in 2020 (2020 Integrated Report), there were three other employ­ee building blocks in 2021:

  • “Knowing how railways run” aims to provide system and Group knowledge for all executives and employees. A cross-business unit curriculum on basic railway know­­ledge has already been developed for this purpose.
  • “Just ask me” was developed in various virtual formats together with a total of 315 “developers.” The aim is to further increase the involvement of employees in decision-making processes in order to make better use of their practical knowledge and thus to make better decisions.
  • In June 2021, the building wave Team DB started. By December 2021, solutions were sought with 450 “developers” to strengthen (cross-business unit) cooperation within DB Group.
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