VMware was founded on a vision of making the seemingly impossible practically possible. Since 1998, our culture has always been centered around how can we challenge ourselves to deliver new innovations to our customers:
In honor of International Human Rights Day (IHRD) on Dec. 10, Invesco hosted a virtual employee event with Adah Parris, a futurist, storyteller and cultural strategist, to share her perspective.
A polymath and enthusiastic curator of people, patterns and stories, Adah was recognized as one of the UK’s Top 100 Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Leaders in Technology in 2018. And in 2019, she was nominated by Google as one of the TED Talks Global Emerging Innovators.
Alexion’s annual Global Culture FORUM brings together a team of global Culture Champions and Connectors to share ideas, inspire one another, and gain new insights on how to advance our culture and continue to embed a patient-centric mindset in everything we do. This is especially critical in our current environment. “We are all facing similar challenges despite our location and role within the company. We all have a critical role to play in continuing to drive and foster the culture we are striving for,” said Sally Collins, Head of U.S. Sales, Metabolics.
These are unprecedented times for human health and safety. The pandemic impacts the very nature of how we live and work. But business continues to move forward, albeit in new ways and, for many, from distributed locations.
For HR professionals leading their companies through this tumultuous time, it’s vital that we reflect on employee experience.
Alexion’s culture is rooted in integrity, inclusiveness, and our dedication to joining and supporting the communities in which we live and work. In a continuous effort to advance our people and our company, colleagues at our College Park manufacturing facility in Dublin, Ireland, launched an initiative to enhance the culture at their site. Employees were asked to share ideas and suggestions for programs that support Alexion’s culture values as well as its social responsibility platform. The response was overwhelming and “Culture @ College Park” was born.
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?