For thyssenkrupp, a healthy corporate culture characterised by openness, honesty and mutual appreciation is an important goal. Developing this culture is a vital element to the company’s strategic way forward, as can be seen in its mission statement. To promote such a development, the company has created an open feedback channel for employees, to serve as a source of valuable information on issues like management, teamwork, and safety and health in the workplace. The first survey has already been successfully completed, with a total response rate of 75 percent. The follow-up process is already well underway and a second survey is being planned.

Background

During a period of change and strategic realignment, thyssenkrupp has initiated a number of global measures aimed at repositioning this diversified integrated industry.

One of the key pillars in the new strategy is called ‘People Success’. This forms the backdrop for the first Global Employee Survey, which is now providing important input into Human Resources, especially regarding the strengthening of management expertise. Given its major strategic importance, the Employee Survey is a key priority for the thyssenkrupp Executive Board.

One aim of the survey is to advance the transformation in corporate culture across the Group. As a global HR project, it also has a pioneering role to play in promoting closer ties between the various Business Areas and their subordinate units, as well as between the various regions. This project implements the concept ‘WE are thyssenkrupp’ in a highly practical manner.