The summer vacation is coming to an end for most Swiss employees. But not everyone has to go back to the office and the workplace. Because they have had good experiences with the home office since the lockdown, many companies such as Lidl are rapidly expanding their home office offering. “All of our office employees now have the opportunity to work from home at least one day a week,” says Lidl spokeswoman Corina Milz. Of course it was voluntary.

The Groupe Mutuel health insurance company started a home office pilot project before the crisis, but it has not yet established itself everywhere. “The crisis has given this project an enormous boost,” says Groupe Mutuel spokesman Serkan Isik. Home office is now possible for two days a week.