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‘LEGO designers simply must be in the office’ says the LEGO Group’s CEO

The CEO of the LEGO Group has shared more details into how the company has balanced office working in light of the pandemic, with LEGO designers asked to come in.

The Chief Executive Officer of the LEGO Group, Niels B. Christiansen recently commented on their office space usage and which employees have been allowed to come back into the office following the lifting of lockdown measures around the world.

The comments come from Bloomberg Quint who remarks that the strategy performed by the LEGO Group is not dissimilar to a standard lockdown, but with a slightly different meaning for essential workers.

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“Our Lego designers simply must be in the office,” CEO Niels B Christiansen said in an interview with Bloomberg. “They need to be where they have access to all the material they need for the creative process, including the Lego bricks.”

To the LEGO Group, LEGO Designers are essential workers in the office but aren’t afraid to send them home if it becomes unsafe, as was revealed in the 10295 Porsche 911 VIP car meet.

The CEO also shared that administrative staff are being asked to work from home, to make more space for the designers, due to social distancing measures.

The interview also revealed that some non-office workers have been allowed to return such as factory workers, who because of the safety measures the LEGO Group invested in, have resumed operation at full pace.

This interview somewhat harkens back to the CEO’s open letter to employees, echoing the desire to keep them safe until the situation improves. Those working at the company don’t seem to mind though, with satisfaction levels beating that of 2019.

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