Worldwide Vision & Values Workshops

Creating a common approach worldwide

Photo Beth Sadler (left) and Angela Curley of Henkel North America at one of the approximately 5,000 Vision and Values workshops that took place in 2010. As part of a team, they discussed with their co-workers ways in which they could live the new vision and values in their respective spheres of activity on a day-to-day basis.
Beth Sadler (left) and Angela Curley of Henkel North America at one of the approximately 5,000 Vision and Values workshops that took place in 2010. As part of a team, they discussed with their co-workers ways in which they could live the new vision and values in their respective spheres of activity on a day-to-day basis.

The kick-off of the Vision and Values workshops worldwide took place on Henkel Day, September 24, 2010: Whether they were in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, or the USA – all over the world, teams of Henkel employees were discussing the new vision and the reformulated values with their supervisors. By the end of 2010, all employees had taken part in a workshop. At the center of every workshop was the Dialog Map poster, a format that helped managers and their teams to conduct an active dialogue regarding the new vision and values. At the end of the workshop, which lasted about three hours, each team put together a concrete plan of action, along with a timeline, and assigned responsibilities for its implementation. The Dialog Map made it possible to precisely define these plans and to put them in written form.

The Vision and Values workshops demonstrate how we at Henkel live our vision and values: by dialoguing and working as a team. A shared understanding of our entrepreneurial spirit is a prerequisite for our success. The values provide guidance to our employees in all of the decisions they make in the course of day-to-day business. Each individual employee thus does his or her part to make our vision into a reality.

Photo The teams recorded the results of their discussion in the form of specific actions on a “Dialog Map” poster.
The teams recorded the results of their discussion in the form of specific actions on a “Dialog Map” poster.
Photo As a sign of their commitment, the employees personally signed the poster.
As a sign of their commitment, the employees personally signed the poster.
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