In future, our employees will need to be more flexible in their approach to company and functional boundaries. Our traditional markets are changing. The level of political interventions is increasing and the regulated part of the market is burgeoning whereas the competitive element of the market is losing ground. We need to respond to the changes in the marketplace by shifting the core functions of employees. We are taking on the challenges of the energy transition and we want to be part of the solution.
RWE therefore needs to ensure that its personnel are in a position to meet the challenges of a tougher and more competitive world. We need to become leaner, more flexible and closer to the market. A lot of our internal processes are still too complex, not transparent enough and take up the time of too many people. If we are to increase our efficiency, we need to avoid duplicated functions and optimise interfaces. This is one of the areas for action in our ‘RWE 2015’ programme which we are using to make RWE fit for the future. Higher levels of flexibility will be required from our employees than in the past. We have to carry our employees and managers with us on this journey.