The main elements that make up our culture is diversity, training, development and flexibility. At IBM we have a diverse background – from where our employees studied, where they originate from, and what makes up their skillset. If we hired the same type of people, we would constantly be producing the same outcomes and solutions, this is why diversity is so important to us.
Our people are our key drivers, so it is imperative to us to constantly upskill. From participating in our Learning@ IBM modules, to completing classroom workshops – CEO, Ginny Romety encourages our employees to participate in 40 hours of training per year (Think 40).
We understand the importance of work-life balance, as well as flexibility in the workforce. In order for us to accommodate to our employees lifestyles, we have initiates such as working remotely, compressed working hours, and job sharing.
Each of these elements help to form our IBM culture.