Deutsche Wohnen regularly conducts employee surveys to determine how happy the employees are and what wishes they have regarding their place of work. To follow on from the spring 2018 survey, we approached our employees with such questions again in December 2019. And the results are impressive.
The first impressive result is the number of participants, which was once again above average at 71%. Of those who participated, 77% are satisfied with Deutsche Wohnen as an employer – this is a very good result. The participants rated the company’s good welcome culture especially positively, from which all those who join the company benefit.
They rated their own, individual situations predominantly positively too, with approximately 80% stating that they appreciated the support they get within their own team. In addition, there has been a noticeable increase in satisfaction with occupational health management. This year, 74% of those surveyed said the measures to promote good health were helpful, compared with 51% who rated these positively in the previous year.
The employees’ view of management likewise improved. 72% of the employees and managers considered their supervisors to be able to deal with conflict. This equates to an increase of six percentage points. The extensive managerial development measures implemented contributed to this development. In addition to a junior employee programme and psychology for managers, these included media and communication training as well as personal coaching. The course adopted of active management support is to be pursued in the future too.
The 2019 reporting year was characterised by intensive and fierce debate regarding the tight rental accommodation market – especially in Berlin. Deutsche Wohnen frequently found itself at the heart of the public debate. In view of this, it is all the more pleasing to see that the vast majority of our employees – 82% to be precise – have faith in the Management Board regarding the company’s future development.