Promoting Reform of Corporate Culture and Communication
Promoting Reform of Corporate Culture
Practicing the Six Values of the Konica Minolta Philosophy
The Six Values of the Konica Minolta Philosophy are meant to be practiced by employees as a cornerstone of their daily activities. The Group believes this can lead to a continual supply of new value for society and customers, as indicated in the Philosophy.
Through its global award system (Business Contribution Awards, Transform Awards), Konica Minolta singles out cases worthy of commendation and seeks to share the same values Group-wide. This creates a culture of recognition and fosters a willingness to take up challenges. In particular, the Transform Award not only recognizes employee initiatives that provide new value to society and customers, but also encourages a global groundswell in which other employees acquire the same expertise and utilize it in their workplaces. For example, sessions to share Transform Award examples are held within departments and in different regions so that good examples can be shared widely among employees, and Transform Award participants take the lead in networking using internal social media and get-togethers to share opinions across divisions and take up the challenge of creating new innovations.
Konica Minolta, Inc. reflects these principles in its human resources system so that employees always consider the Six Values in their actions.
The Group is transforming its corporate culture to foster employee practice of the Six Values.
Transform Awards presentation
Internal Information Sharing
Group Communication Activated Through Multiple Channels
Konica Minolta, Inc. actively recommends the use of company facilities to provide a place in which diverse groups of employees can gather together, share ideas and create innovation.
The company helps to cover the cost of gatherings planned by employees with the aim of encouraging employees who want to break through organizational barriers and expand internal networking. The young mid-level employee community and cross-division engineering network that use this system are creating new ties within the company.
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 a quarterly journal entitled Global Magazine (in Japanese, English and Chinese) and distributes it to its employees around the world. This publication presents information relevant to the entire Group from a worldwide perspective, extending beyond the borders of companies, organizations, and regions. It includes special articles introducing the Group's direction and innovative initiatives. Also, together with the publication of the journal, 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 regularly 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, are fully engaged, and embrace challenges. In the 2017 survey, 75% of respondents worldwide gave a positive response regarding enthusiasm at work and their desire to take on challenges (sustainable engagement).*1
|Employees’ enthusiasm at work and their desire to take on challenges (Sustainable engagement)||77%||75%|
- 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).
- Some of the content of the questionnaire in 2017 differed from that in 2015
In April 2017, 79 new graduates joined in Konica Minolta, Inc. With a turnover for fiscal 2016 of 0.9%, the company maintained a high retention rate. The turnover rate within three years of the employees who joined the company in 2014 was 8.8%.