Our Values - Defined by IBM Employees for IBM Employees.
From the very beginning, our culture and business have been shaped by fundamental values.
In 2003, we examined IBM's core values for the first time since the company's founding. We needed to affirm IBM's reason for being, what sets the company apart and what should drive our actions as individuals.
For 72 hours, we invited all IBM employees around the world to engage in an open "values jam" on our global intranet. IBMer's by the tens of thousands weighed in. They were thoughtful and passionate about the company they want to be a part of. They were also brutally honest.
The result? A set of core values - defined by IBM employees for IBM employees - that shape everything we do and every choice we make on behalf of the company
Together, we committed to a future in which our value proposition depends upon our values. In other words, a future shaped by our own employees.
Dedication to every client's success
IBM employees are passionate about building strong, long-lasting client relationships. This dedication spurs us to go "above and beyond" on our client's behalf. We sell products, services and solutions, but all with the goal of helping our clients succeed, however they measure success.
Innovation that matters - for our company and for the world
IBM employees are forward thinkers. We believe in progress, believe that the application of intelligence, reason and science can improve business, society and the human condition. We love grand challenges, as well as everyday improvements. Whatever the problem or the context, every IBM employee seeks ways to tackle it creatively - to be an innovator.
Trust and personal responsibility in all relationships
IBM employees actively build relationships with all the constituencies of our business - including clients, partners, communities, investors and fellow IBM employees. We build trust by listening, following through and keeping our word.
Global Innovation Outlook
IBM and external leaders from business, academia, the public sector and NGOs address the most pressing issues facing the world.