Johann Wolfgang von Goethe once wrote: “Would you roam forever onward? See the good that lies so near.” Now, if we are honest, this adage is no longer in line with what many of us desire – namely, to discover new countries and cultures, live new adventures or relax on a dreamy beach. The linguistic genius would surely not have said “no” to all of these possibilities; albeit, in those days, if one had the longing to roam the world, traveling by horse took much longer and was more dangerous than today with the airplane. If we have an itch to soak up some rays of sun in the winter, we just hop on over to Bali; if we crave a round of skiing, no problem. Many people even sacrifice their vacation days for the entire year to go on their dream trip.
But would it not be better to listen to Goethe sometimes? To discover “the good” that oftentimes really does lie “so near”? Frequently, a look out the window is enough. Simply enjoying the view. It is not always necessary to have the most magnificent view. Instead, it is a matter of letting the world outside inspire you: sending your thoughts on a journey in order to spark your own imagination.
„SOMETIMES INSPIRATION IS WAITING JUST BEHIND THE WINDOW PANE.”
We asked Würth employees to grant us a look through their windows. One thing became evident: Within the Group, and even at every location, there is a multitude of small worlds with their own unique vantage points. Each work space is different, offering an individual perspective. It is definitely work taking a closer look.
WÜRTH MANAGEMENT AG IN RORSCHACH (SWITZERLAND)
“We in Rorschach have the good fortune of enjoying this stunning view. Sometimes with more sun, sometimes less, but always looking out over this incredible expanse of water.”
WÜRTH BRANCH IN ARNAVUT-KÖY (TURKEY)
If you glance out of Yilmaz Göcgün’s window, you might think that you are far away from any large cities, in the middle of nature. You’d be wrong: His office is located next to the construction site of Istanbul’s New Airport.
ADOLF WÜRTH GMBH & CO. KG IN
Susanne Sommerschuh gazes out across a full employee parking lot, amidst the picturesque rural surroundings of Künzelsau.
WÜRTH LOUIS AND COMPANY IN
WEST JORDAN (USA)
Jeremy Mitchell titled his photograph “Life Elevated”. Without question, his panorama of the mountain range is mesmerizing.
WÜRTH USA INC. IN
The US-American Würth employee describes her view, and at the same time the attitude of the company, in a nutshell: “We have a global perspective.”
WÜRTH, DIVISION CARGO IN
Verónica looks directly at the main building of the company. There are two pools in front of it, which invite to refresh oneself during the hot Spanish summers. Unfortunately, they just serve a decorative purpose, which is kind of unfair ;-).
WÜRTH IN BÖHEIMKIRCHEN (AUSTRIA)
There is surely a great deal of movement behind the many windows: Caroline Filek has a view of the logistics building in Böheimkirchen.
CONSTANZE FRESCURA, WÜRTH ELEKTRONIK iBE GROUP, TYRNAU (AUSTRIA)
“View from the engineering design department over the Bavarian winter forest: Be it snow, fog or the first rays of sunlight – the view is always fascinating.”
DAVID REICHLIN, WÜRTH FINANCE, RORSCHACH (SWITZERLAND)
“In summer, a sailboat every now and then passes Würth House Rorschach on the lake. Usually, we are a tad envious when the white sails send their cheeky greetings. 😉
MARKUS BECKERT, SONDERSCHRAUBEN GÜLDNER GMBH & CO. KG IN NIEDERSTETTEN (GERMANY)
That is the view from our office in Niederstetten overlooking the Hohenlohe plains. In winter, the landscape seems so quiet and peaceful. It’s incredible!
OLIVIA CALUZI, WÜRTH ITENSIS AG, CHUR (SWITZERLAND)
‘Summit meeting’ at the Würth International building in the Swiss Alps. We grow a little every time we take a look out the window. 😉
JÜRGEN VEITS, WÜRTH IT IN BAD MERGENTHEIM (GERMANY)
“That’s the view from my office. It is particularly beautiful when the sun kisses the snow.”
MIRIAM ZIMMERMANN, WÜRTH HEADQUARTERS IN KÜNZELSAU GAISBACH (GERMANY)
“I like the fall season. Looking out the window then usually takes a little bit longer. Look at these colors! They blow me away every time.”
JANINA KNECHT, WÜRTH HEADQUARTERS IN KÜNZELSAU GAISBACH (GERMANY)
“The administration building is the best spot to watch fantastic sunsets. Often, the sky is tinged bright red. Fits the company perfectly. ;-)”
A GLIMPSE OUT THE WINDOW – A WÜRTHS PERSPECTIVE:
CHAIRWOMAN OF THE ADVISORY BOARD OF THE WÜRTH GROUP
“The working world of tomorrow will be more dynamic, global and automated. Artificial intelligence, globalization and digitalization call for new basic conditions. However, the desire employees have for a secure and well-paid job has not changed. This tension poses a challenge for us as an employer to provide the right level of security and flexibility. We have to permit changes, make room for creativity and foster entrepreneurial thinking. At the same time, however, our focus is on people and we are responsible for ensuring that our company remains stable and robust in the long term. If we succeed in doing this, we will have created the foundation for healthy growth and will continue to be an attractive employer in the working world of tomorrow.”