Promoting Reform of Corporate Culture and Communication
Promoting Reform of Corporate Culture
Instilling the Konica Minolta Philosophy
Konica Minolta is making efforts to instill in employees the Konica Minolta Philosophy, which is a cornerstone for Konica Minolta Group employees. The Group conducts town-hall-style meetings at sites in Japan so that employees and the president and executive officers can directly dialogue with one another, aiming to further instill the Philosophy and promote corporate culture reforms. Starting with the six values of the Konica Minolta Philosophy, diverse topics are discussed with the aim of transforming the company into a customer-oriented organization. Participants also discuss the awareness and actions taken by employees and cross-department initiatives with a view toward practicing the Philosophy.
Internal Information Sharing
Group Communication Activated Through Multiple Channels
Utilizing the Intranet
Konica Minolta has established Konica Minolta Online (Japanese) and Online Global (English) on its intranet, each of which plays a central role in intra-Group communication. These sites are designed to promote the sharing of Group-wide policies, as well as information regarding individual Group companies. They also serve as a tool to facilitate the direct exchange of information and communication between top management and employees.
The content of these sites includes a message board for the president of Konica Minolta, Inc., which enables the president to send messages directly to all the employees of all of the Group companies.
Utilizing Group Journal
The Konica Minolta Group publishes quarterly journals entitled KONICA MINOLTA (in Japanese) and GLOBAL magazine (in English) and distributes them to its employees around the world. These publications present information relevant to the entire Group from a worldwide perspective, extending beyond the borders of companies, organizations, and regions. They include special articles introducing the Group's direction and innovative initiatives. Also, together with the publication of its Group journals, the Group is strengthening its bilateral communication through the use of such tools as the intranet and employee surveys.
Communication Coordinator System
Communication coordinators are assigned to each Group company around the world and serve to communicate information relevant to their departments to the Group, and Group-wide information to their departments. By essentially acting as spokespersons for their workplace and company, these coordinators support the cultivation of a sense of Group unity, the assimilation of multiple vectors, and the demonstration of synergy by promoting communication.
Establishing work environments where employees feel job satisfaction
Konica Minolta conducts surveys on views about work and the workplace held by all of its employees worldwide, with the aim of maintaining work environments where employees experience job satisfaction and have the desire to take on challenges. Below is an excerpt of results from the survey conducted in 2015.
|Question||% favorable score*|
|Employees’ enthusiasm at work and their desire to take on challenges (Sustainable engagement)||70%||79%|
- Percentage of employees who showed a positive opinion (upper two choices out of five options) on questions related to Employees’ enthusiasm at work and their desire to take on challenges (Sustainable engagement).
Note: This survey was conducted by Willis Towers Watson. The global response rate was 87.6%.
In April 2016, 100 new graduates joined the company. With a turnover for fiscal 2015 of 0.7%, the company maintained a high retention rate. The turnover rate within three years of the employees who joined the company in 2013 was 6.3%.