How to do car design remotely – Geely

Geely how to do car design remotely

Guy Burgoyne, vice president of design at Geely China, reveals the measures taken by the company during lockdown, and describes the current situation in China with the re-opening of the Geely design studios

The Chinese New Year was extended back in January, so our studio here in Shanghai was closed for a longer period than it would have normally been. We made sure everyone could work from home during the quarantine periods that were in place across China. 

Today, all our studios in China are open, and have been since early March. Obviously the situation in other areas of the world is different, and we have design teams in Kuala Lumpur, UK, Sweden, Barcelona and California. Everyone in Geely design is now working in some format, whether from home or in a studio. If they can’t execute certain things then they are concentrating on other tasks that they can do, such as admin to make sure we are prepared for the rest of the year.

When our studio in Shanghai re-opened we set up a full clean twice a day and we did temperature checks of everyone coming in. We also minimised how many people needed to be in, so those who could easily work from home did.

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