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SIG in Geneva wins national innovation award for introducing NWoW

30 november 2015

SIG in Geneva wins national innovation award for introducing NWoW

Most innovative HRM project

The SIG (Services Industriels de Genève) EquiLibre project  was named the most innovative project in Switzerland in the Human Resources Management category in the public sector last week. SIG provides public services in the areas of energy, water, energy and telecomunications. Equilibre is one of the first NWoW initiatives in Switzerland. Guidance and research results of the CfPB were an important contribution to the realization of the project.

Christian Brunier, Managing Director of SIG said: ‘This award is a great sign of recognition for SIG and its EquiLibre Project. It encourages us to keep positioning ourselves as an attractive and competitive company with a new work culture.’

Role of the CfPB

SIG approached the CfPB in 2012 asking for guidance on moving towards an innovative working environment based on the principles of new ways of working. We helped them to explore the new work place concept, that was new for Switzerland at the time. We gave informative presentations and organized a number of office visits in buildings of different companies like DCMR, Ministry of Economic Affairs and Ministry of Interior, Microsoft, Tax Offices The Outlook and Acapella, Hollandse Delta (conservancy), conference center the World, Eneco Energy and Wageningen University. Finally we helped them to establish a mix of workplaces and to implement and evaluate the new workplace concept.

Nice to know: SIG owns the iconic fountain of Geneva and is responsible for its maintenance.