Flexible Work @ HomeToGo

Flexible Work @ HomeToGo provides our team the freedom and responsibility to choose their most productive and efficient work environment that helps them achieve their best results and aligns with their team’s optimal productivity.

The COVID-19 crisis brought on unprecedented change in how the HomeToGo team works together with a shift from an in-office setting to being fully remote. Through it all, our team embraced the change and adapted—continuing to flourish and grow during an incredibly dynamic time. When the vaccination process started in early 2021, we began to brainstorm what our “new normal” could look like. We wanted this to be a holistic HomeToGo decision that prioritized the well-being of our team, so we asked our team for input on how they work best. Together we developed a new hybrid approach: Flexible Work @ HomeToGo.

We believe our flexible work approach makes us stronger than ever and combines the best of both working models: in-office collaboration with remote work efficiency. Flexible Work @ HomeToGo supports our team with: 

  • Ongoing remote work options*: Team members are given the freedom to align together with their lead and team on where to best work from. Whether they are most productive working remotely, surrounded by colleagues at our Berlin headquarters, or even at a fully-equipped HomeToGo rental in their dream destination. 
  • A new, state-of-the-art office space in Berlin: Our amazing office in the heart of Berlin provides an ideal setting for working together. We know that in-person meetings can foster some of the brightest ideas and promote collaboration, and that relationships are best built in person to be maintained with Zoom. That’s why we provide our team with a vibrant, open office. Did we mention we have a rooftop terrace? We believe that a wide view fuels creativity and incredible ideas! 
  • Work from abroad flexibility*: Our team is passionate about travel and we love our product—we want to use it ourselves as much as possible. With work from abroad flexibility, our team can enjoy workations in their dream destinations. Imagine sipping an espresso in Italy on your coffee break, or watching the polar lights in Sweden when you close your laptop at the end of an exciting work day! We believe travel is an essential part of every HomeToGo career and love watching our team explore other countries and cultures while accomplishing their professional goals.

Flexible Work @ HomeToGo is built on trust. We believe in this flexible work approach because we trust that our team is committed to our leadership principles and that flexible work will enable us to personify our values even further, especially: 

  • Always be responsible: We trust our team to always act in the best interest of HomeToGo. With this increased freedom comes even more responsibility. We are confident our team will stay connected to the details and each other, insisting on the highest standards for our work—no matter where we are working from.
  • Embrace change and reduce complexity: During the COVID-19 crisis, our team immediately adapted from a mostly in-office setting to a fully remote environment while delivering beyond customer expectations. We now have the opportunity to move forward with the best of both worlds: in-office collaboration and remote work efficiency. As proven by this unprecedented crisis, we are more confident than ever in our ability to quickly adapt and find simple solutions for such new and hard problems. 
  • Enable each other to succeed: We are one team—no matter where we work from. We will continue to communicate effectively with each other, providers, and guests. We will make sure to choose the best work environment not just for our own productivity, but for our team’s priorities—joining the office to onboard, meet new members, kick-off long term projects, and more. We will provide the right formats to bring people together and connect with colleagues in this new flexible work environment, so we can keep celebrating wins together!

The travel sector is poised for rapid growth and vacation rental bookings are steadily accelerating. At this critical moment, we have total confidence that our motivated and talented team will continue to focus on making an impact in our industry. 

Alternative accommodation/vacation rentals are the new zeitgeist, accelerating as a trend in the past year as so many have become aware of their benefits during lockdown. One of these is the ability to work from anywhere. This new concept of 'workations'—combining work and leisure more flexibly to work from a rental—have not only added a new customer group to HomeToGo’s success, but have shown that our team at HomeToGo can explore new possibilities and growth when we embrace remote and flexible work.” —Dr. Patrick Andrae, Founder & CEO of HomeToGo. 

Flexible Work @ HomeToGo is not about rules or policies. It's actually very simple and principle based: we trust our incredible team to create productive and safe work environments, and to keep focusing on making an impact in the travel sector. As we look ahead, we are confident that with the right people, tools, and values, we can strive for excellence from anywhere. 

Interested in our flexible work approach? Check out our open roles!

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