With our Group-wide “Idea Generation Management” we encourage our employees to send us their suggestions and ideas for continued improvement at Deutsche Telekom. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, fewer employees took part in 2020 than in the previous year: Participation was lower, at 4,574 submissions, but the quality of the ideas was higher. The economic benefit amounted to 69.2 million euros in the form of savings or new business potential.
Deutsche Telekom took second place in the “Occupational health and safety” category of the German Ideas Management Award presented by the German Institute for Ideas and Innovation Management in 2020. The winning idea, to modify heavy-duty rails before they are installed, came from Andreas Thomas (Customized Hardware Service Individuell) and his colleagues. The idea generates a value of 400,000 euros.