GPTW: Nurturing An Inclusive Culture
“At HERE Technologies, we believe that a strong culture is a catalyst to growth and positive change. This is best articulated when people are engaged and appreciate each-other”.
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HERE Technologies is a frontrunner in mapping and location technology that enables people, enterprises and cities to harness the power of location. The company works to help cities and enterprises manage its infrastructure while optimising their assets through location cloud services.
Damandeep Kochhar, Vice President for Global Content Operations, HERE Technologies, said: “We believe a balance of technology and employee power are the drivers for organisational success.” “We nurture an inclusive and equitable culture where opportunities are boundless for everyone and diverse perspectives are embraced,” added Kochhar.
The company’s core practices focus on building an emotional connection with its employees with an emphasis on innovation and engagement. Kochchar informs, “ At HERE Technologies we believe a strong culture is a catalyst to growth and positive change. This is best articulated when people are engaged, appreciate each-other, openly collaborate on projects and problem-solve together; and most importantly, share a common ‘win together’ mentality.”
The company over the years has relied on its key philosophy of the ‘HERE Way’. Prioritising on the growth of their employees, the company focuses on global talent mobility—delivering a world-class global workforce by attracting, deploying, developing and retaining its critical capabilities; operational excellence and people practices that support transformation and credibility, enabling people to do their work with inclusivity. It continues to develop and nurture an inclusive culture based on the core values of the company that drive innovation and productivity. Building and fostering an environment of collaboration and empowerment for their employees are its primary goals.
It also runs a ‘Women’s Initiative Network’ by a group of passionate women encouraging other women employees to pursue their professional goals and needs. Through this initiative, it organises training programmes and conducts the regular exchange of ideas between regional and global teams.