To experience the meaning of one’s own activities and have it confirmed, every individual must be able to fit into the “big picture”. Our regular communication ensures an open, internal exchange about figures, information and developments at the company. This informs all employees about the current company objectives at all times. On top of that, the Lignotrend intranet “meinLIGNO” provides a variety of information across all departments about our day-to-day work. In this way, for example, production employees can follow how their work appears to the outside world and which results emerge from this.
Not only our products are fantastic!
Lignotrend as an attractive employer
Our work at Lignotrend is characterised not only by the professionally consistent orientation towards high-quality timber construction culture but also by meaningful corporate values. The basis for this is formed by a healthy work environment and open communication – across all hierarchical levels. High transparency, fairness and taking individual needs into account are the pillars for the productive collaboration between the teams and our enjoyment at work.
The big picture: knowing what you are working for
Flexible working hours models
Compatibility of work and personal life
At Lignotrend, working hours can – depending on the area of the company – be organised as flexibly as possible. When it comes to administration tasks, a relatively high level of freedom is possible: here we have simply set out core working hours – for instance to cover customer service over the phone. Home working or part time rules can be agreed and special regulations can be arranged with colleagues. In the production department, work is currently done in standard shift models, which we are constantly adapting to the latest medical findings. We are thus able to give our employees the best possible framework health conditions.
Modern work methods
Collaboration that motivates
Lignotrend is a steadily growing company and the work processes are becoming increasingly complex. Mutual support is all the more important to be able to provide the best performances. A key function for a good working relationship at Lignotrend is held by our internal “Agile Coach”. Adaptive work methods like Kanban and Scrum help us to make the most of the swarm intelligence of our employees and to develop forward-looking corporate strategies. Not only does that increase effectiveness, it is also more fun!
Keeping fit at the workplace
Once a week we offer our teams a 15-minute stimulating movement session: Directly at the workplace, a professional trainer presents targeted exercises for relieving the stresses and strains of everyday working life. The programme was introduced as a result of an employee survey and has been used enthusiastically ever since.
Promoting team spirit through sport
Taking part in competitive sport is, of course, supported by us. Because not only does it keep you fit, it also actively promotes team spirit within the company. In recent years we have mainly participated in running competitions such as the runs at Schluchsee and Estelberg or the Rothaus Mudiator Run. Participation in other sports competitions can also be sponsored, however. We pay the fees and equip our sportspeople with our Lignotrend shirt.
Cycle to work... and further!
What better way to enjoy nature here on the southern edge of the beautiful Black Forest than on a bicycle? That is why we support our employees in purchasing bicycles for use on the way to work, but also for use in their leisure time. You are also welcome to consider an e-bike.
Giving work a framework
Rules of play for good work
We also regard our work as a “sporting” challenge. That is why we call the framework conditions that apply to all processes and employees the “rules of play”. They are an integral part of our corporate culture and are the basis for successfully working with and for each other.
Parties and celebrations
Experiencing nice things together
Those who put in a great performance together prefer not to celebrate their successes alone either. To consolidate the sense of community beyond the workplace, every year we invite the staff to our year-end party to see out the past year together. On staff trips we visit places worth seeing, because not only does this expand one’s horizon but because we know that nice, shared memories also help to hold us together.
Company health management
Using skills in a targeted manner: Everybody is in the right place
Health is an important asset that needs to be valued. The Lignotrend company health management system, which is made up of various elements, enables a sustainable balance between the needs of every employee and the company requirements. Priority is given here to our guiding principle: “Everybody in the right place”. By this we want to ensure that the skills of every member of staff are correctly employed. We give our employees individual support, for example with workplace analyses and, in case of conflicts, with competent help. Our company welfare service provides support in all aspects of work and personal life.
Lignotrend health days
Safe and healthy
To provide information about important health issues through presentations and interactive stations, we set up the “Lignotrend health days”: We give tips about nutrition and simple fitness training, but also focus on topics such as “Safety on forklifts” or fire protection in the workplace.
Betsi prevention programme
Prevention is better than the cure
It is important to us that our employees can actively counter any possible illnesses in good time. If there is a need for specific prevention services, the “Betsi” programme, aimed at ensuring the ability to work, can be used – a cooperation between Lignotrend and the German Pension Insurance organisation. A six-day initial inpatient phase is followed by a three-month training phase at the workplace, so that long, onerous periods of illness and an early departure from working life can be prevented and health competence is promoted.