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Museum für Naturkunde Berlin sustainably aware of family and life phases

Foto: Pablo Castagnola


The Museum für Naturkunde Berlin has once again been honoured with the audit berufundfamilie certificate. A family-conscious and life phase-oriented orientation of the research museum is part of the strategy and firmly anchored in the structures and procedures. The recognition of the strategically designed family- and life-phase-conscious personnel policy took place against the backdrop of the corona pandemic as a certificate online event. Among the congratulators were Oliver Schmitz, Managing Director of berufundfamilie Service GmbH, John-Philip Hammersen, Managing Director of the Gemeinnützige Hertie-Stiftung, and Dr. Auma Obama, as well as the Federal Minister for Family Affairs, Christine Lambrecht.

Management responsibility, communication and information at and between all levels of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin as well as a cooperative and communicative management culture based on teamwork, appreciation and feedback are the basis of the museum's successful work. The equality policy objectives are closely linked to the guiding principle of family friendliness. "Within the framework of the re-audit `consolidation', the effective measures were consolidated and new suitable instruments of a life-phase-oriented or life-conscious personnel policy were developed, also and especially against the background of the Corona pandemic," Marlies Steininger, Head of the Service Unit Human Resources at the Museum für Naturkunde, is pleased to say. "We were able to further improve our attractiveness as an employer, increase the job satisfaction of our employees and once again increase the loyalty to our research institute," says Stephan Junker, Managing Director of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin.

Oliver Schmitz, Managing Director of berufundfamilie Service GmbH, explained on the occasion of the certificate online event, which was entitled "live hybrid - unite sustainably": "Being able to award around 300 companies, institutions and universities for their family- and life-phase-conscious personnel policies in the second year of the corona pandemic has a special significance for us. It is a motivating signal from employers that reconciliation is and should be a natural and indispensable part of their organisational actions."

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