Mixed teams, well connected

Swiss Post fosters a culture of diversity.Sabine Rial-Ramseier Diversity Management Specialist

New lifestyles and work practices, changes in social values and changing requirements among customers, business partners and employees make managing diversity an important strategic factor for Swiss Post. The company wants to harness the potential of this diversity – for instance, by systematically creating a balanced mixture of teams in daily working life. “This is our approach to promoting a learning culture, motivation and open-mindedness,” says Sabine Rial-Ramseier, Diversity Management Specialist. “Our understanding of customers’ concerns also grows when women and men from different cultures and generations with diverse talents and personalities work together.”

Networks for internal dialogue

Swiss Post also promotes dialogue among like-minded people across different units and hierarchical levels with internal networks offering information, activities and events. MOVE, for example, addresses women and men with a personal commitment to striking a healthy balance between work, family and leisure. MOSAICO promotes a lively linguistic and cultural diversity and enables staff to brush up on their oral language skills in pairs on a regular basis, or to converse in various languages at lunchtime table talks. To encourage an environment in which everyone can be open in the workplace about their sexual orientation or trans identity, the RAINBOW network breaks down reservations and promotes acceptance.

Swiss Post wants to harness the potential that this diversity has to offer. Because by creating a balanced mixture of teams, it gains competitive advantages as an employer and on the market.