By Kip Compton, SVP, Cloud Platform and Solutions Group
I recently had a great experience attending Cisco’s third annual Leader Day which happened to fall on a pretty historic day for us — the day Cisco was named the #1 World’s Best Workplace by Great Places to Work. We took a moment to celebrate this exciting recognition, but then dove in to the full day’s session.
I spend a lot of my time thinking about corporate culture. Since we grew the life science business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany in 2015, through the acquisition of Sigma-Aldrich, we’ve been navigating that interesting space of culture creation. You’ve got the established culture of the acquiring company and then you’ve got the established culture of the acquiree. How are those two things supposed to automatically mesh or even mesh after several years?
EHS programs are most successful when they’re embedded in company culture, where employees feel they have the knowledge and encouragement to play an active role in program initiatives. Building EHS into company culture can be challenging as many EHS managers work hard to manage programs across multiple facilities on tight budgets and with limited resources.
When you get more than 200 DoGooders together in a desert, great things happen. The passion and enthusiasm from everyone who attended Benevity's annual Goodness Matters client conference last week was incredible, and we left Palm Springs more convinced than ever that we, as companies, have an incredible opportunity to create the change we want to see in the world.
By Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder of EcoMedia
You’ve created a rock-solid business plan and lined up your financing -- everything seems to be in order for a successful launch of your startup. But if you haven’t developed a relevant and authentic Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, you’ve missed a key ingredient for success. Incorporating a social mission into your business plan, from the start, is good for your company’s bottom line.
Employees surveyed say company culture and inclusion are top in the area
NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ — Astellas today was recognized as one of the top 20 large companies to work for in the Chicago area by Chicago Tribune. The list, based solely on the results of an employee feedback survey conducted by Workplace Dynamics, LLC, measured several key aspects of workplace culture, including alignment, execution and connection.