Ooredoo Group announced the institutionalisation of a flexible working initiative it has been pioneering since last year.
As part of the company’s strategic plan to advance its ways of working by increasingly adopting agile methods, a trial flexible working initiative was launched in 2021 with employees being given the option to work a flexible day and work from home two days a week.
The Group has seen great success with the initiative, leading the decision to institutionalise it and enhance the plan with even further flexibility.
To ensure business continuity when a member of the team needs to work from home while travelling, the plan has been enhanced with a newly launched trial that now also enables employees to work from home at a location outside Qatar for up to four weeks per year.
This option can be planned to coincide with leave days, enabling staff to travel with their families where needed, and can be up to four consecutive weeks or split into shorter periods.
Fatima Sultan Al Kuwari, Group Chief Human Resources Officer, Ooredoo, said: “I am delighted to confirm that Ooredoo Group is taking a lead in creating agile, flexible workplaces for the benefit of both the company and its people, as we strive to maintain our position as a leading employer of choice. The adoption and development of a more agile, modern working culture aligns with our forward-thinking, future-proof strategy, and with our aim of ensuring our organisational culture is fast-moving, innovative, efficient and imaginative enough to stay at the forefront of progressive human capital and operational management.”
“We look forward to seeing the continued benefits now this initiative is institutionalised, and to seeing the many positive effects it will have on our business and our people.”
Ooredoo is an international communications company operating across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. Serving consumers and businesses in 10 countries, Ooredoo delivers the leading data experience through a broad range of content and services via its advanced, data-centric mobile and fixed networks.
Ooredoo generated revenues of QAR 30 billion as of 31 December 2021. Its shares are listed on the Qatar Stock Exchange and the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange.