New Work Culture at Varengold

How do we work together in a goal-oriented way? How do we meet the needs of individuals and work situations? How do we create identification with Varengold - even when parts of our team work remote at other locations? Questions like these ushered in a cultural change in 2019 that is already bearing remarkable fruit! Read and see how we are rethinking work and what our New Work concept looks like and is lived in everyday life.

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Successful work in a feel-good atmosphere


To move big issues, you need more than just a perspective

Dr. Bernhard Fuhrmann: “The times of 9-to-5 in the office are over. Likewise, a working environment in which only one office with desks is available for all work situations. We have created spaces that consciously promote work processes such as team and project work. There is space for individual and flexible work, but also for relaxed hanging out.”

We have people of different nationalities, with different convictions and experiences working together. Our Corporate Values are the common basis on which we have defined our New Work philosophy and the 6 columns of the company. These 6 columns are the basis of our actions. From this, we derive measures for how we want to work together and achieve our goals.



Column 1: Culture>

Personal development opportunities, flexibility, but also rules are part of a culture.

Column 2: Work Environment>

The new working environment focuses on working together to develop the bank. Traditional silos are broken down and customer wishes and requirements are met.

Column 3: Leadership>

Taking responsibility; following the bank's strategy; acting as a role model! These are important attributes for us in the context of leadership.

Column 4: Digital Transformation>

Changing customer requirements, transformation and digitalisation of business processes, but also our own digital competence will be one of the most important trends in our profession in the coming years. We are not waiting, but accepting the challenge.

Column 5: Empowerment>

We face the change in the working world with trust in our team. We increase the degree of self-responsibility, self-determination and autonomy: delegating responsibility instead of tasks, building on strengths.

Column 6: Corporate Social Responsibility>

We have a social responsibility: as a company, but also as every employee.

Varengold invests in personal development

Dr. Bernhard Fuhrmann: “Rethinking work also means, for example, rethinking leadership! For us, empowerment is a key element. Every individual at Varengold must be able to understand what part they have in the implementation of our strategy and thus in the success of Varengold Bank. That creates identification. It is the task of managers to give freedom that promotes personal responsibility and personal development.”

Frank Otten: "It's important to keep questioning yourself - and that doesn't just apply to processes, workplace and time models. Old ways won't open new doors."

Find out more in the detailed interview New Work @ Varengold!


Typical bank, no way

Yes, Varengold is a bank and yet working for us is not at all typical of a bank.


360 degree tour of our office

If you ask people where they had the best ideas, dreary meeting rooms are rarely the answer. Our individually and openly designed office therefore serves as a magnet for the entire team to come together and work together - out of their own will and not because it is dictated by the Management Board. That means: 100% unrestricted flexibility and self-determination.


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