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Our culture and values

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Together for the customer

Innovation is our driving force, an exchange-focused team spirit our inspiration: our culture is characterized by our collaborative work towards a digital future. When you develop integrated IT solutions for our customers with the newest technologies, you leave a lasting impression. With mobile and flexible work forms, we offer our employees an agile working environment, founded on trust and personal responsibility. This encourages a committed and innovative work ethic.

Our guiding principles

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We are actively shaping the development of new digital technologies. Our guiding principles create the basic value system. They outline how we should treat each other and work together:

  • To delight customers and make life easier
  • To show integrity and appreciation
  • To make decisions freely and implement them cohesively
  • At the top! Recognize performance – offer opportunities
  • I am Deutsche Telekom, you can count on me

We live for diversity

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Only with diverse teams can we beat the global competition. For this reason, diversity is the foundation of our culture. It facilitates valuable creative and innovative ideas, projects, and solutions to shape the digital world of tomorrow.

We think and live diversity in every way. 35.5 percent (status: 2018) of all employees at Deutsche Telekom are women. We encourage and support them to actively advance their careers, achieve, an optimal work-life balance and contribute their strengths to digitalization.

Agility as a new work method

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We have identified agile working as an important competitive factor. It is therefore paramount for us that employees are afforded the personal responsibility to collaborate cross-functionally in a highly-motivated way towards a common goal. This allows us to bring customers closer to the process of creating solutions.

Doing the right thing

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Our success is based on integrity, appreciation, and compliance with the law. In our code of conduct, we specify clear and transparent guidelines for all employees.

Collaboration and participation

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We use digital tools to develop excellent IT solutions for our customers. We also use them to support collaboration across teams and functions. With our internal social network and innovative collaboration tools, cross-sector networking and sharing expertise couldn't be easier.