“The value I live most is passion for performance. The work required to meet major goals can only happen when you love what you do. You have to bring passion to what you do – every single day.”
“As a French native with experience abroad in various countries, I always had to adapt myself to new cultures. This is also what I live in my daily work life – the ability to change. In my job and in general at OSRAM, you need to be open-minded and adapt to change. I think the ability to change is key in life and especially at OSRAM where we work in an international environment.”
“Openness is what I live most – because we need to be able to give and receive feedback from each other to improve together.”
“I see myself reflected mostly in passion for performance – day in and day out. The strive for improvement is my core inner motivation which leads me daily. Also in overall OSRAM, I sense and personally like the attitude for setting high goals.”
“It is important to me in my role as CEO to empower my employees. The freedom to make decisions promotes dedication and boosts satisfaction.”
“For me, a passion for performance is crucial. As deputy shift manager I am responsible for ensuring that all the requirements are met and everything runs smoothly. I also see this passion for performance a lot among my colleagues. Everyone gives 100 percent and even more, because everyone wants do their job well.”
“For me it’s the ability to change. Most of us have adapted very well to the modern world and the demands of the market – in every respect. Our engineers are now developing digital products that no one in the lighting industry could have anticipated only a few years ago.”
“Passion for performance is the value that I observe the most – colleagues willing to do their best, committed and accountable. I also sense that we are driving the values ability to change and empowerment.”
“Openness is what I encounter most frequently. As I am new to the company, I am still very inexperienced. This culture of openness allows me to approach anyone, even if it is a manager or a higher level personnel to seek clarification on things that I am unsure of. I find this very helpful for me.”
“For me, the value that is most lived at OSRAM is empowerment. Before coming to OSRAM two and a half years ago, I have never been so encouraged to take initiatives, trust my own judgement and basically act as a ‘mini entrepreneur’. Thanks to inspiring people at local management in France, I have become a confident young professional.”
“I am constantly impressed by the passion for performance that our employees show every day for our business and how willing they are to go the extra mile for OSRAM. That makes me very proud.”
“Within OSRAM I constantly experience change. We all need to adapt and show the ability to change – but that makes our job interesting and challenging.”
“We are open to different cultures and we have the passion for performance. In general, we at OSRAM adapt to changes easily but we are less willing to take risk.”
“Sometimes we still lack the value of openness. I think a high capacity of openness and good communication between managers and employees throughout the whole company are crucial to the success of OSRAM. Managers and leaders play a very important role here – they have the power to inspire and spread culture to all employees with good examples.”
“For me, values such as openness, passion for performance and the ability to change are already very evident in my operations. Maybe empowerment can be improved. However, due to the nature of my work as a manufacturing specialist, I think this might be limited as I need to follow standard operating procedures.”
“We deliver high quality work, are not afraid of taking risks and demonstrate a willingness to change. I think we can do better in empowering our employees by giving them more tools and resources to excel.”
“We need to develop even more products and solutions. Only this way can we fulfil our mission and improve people’s lives. Achieving this mission calls for even greater courage and openness to seize the opportunities that digitalization offers us.”
“We are living all these values, and we are still trying to do it better. Nevertheless, there are opportunities to do better in openness and risk-taking.”
We have already introduced a few everyday heroes in this issue of Prism. But we know that there are many more superheroes working at OSRAM who contribute to our company’s success day after day. We are looking for their stories – and we need your help: Do you know any colleagues who impress you with their special dedication? Colleagues who practice our culture values in an inspiring way? If so, tell us!
We will publish all of the stories that we receive at email@example.com by December 31, 2018, on the OSRAM Global Intranet. Afterwards, all employees worldwide will be asked for their input: You will be able to vote on which hero story you like best on the intranet and help your favorite to become the winner. He or she will be thrilled to receive a T-shirt, hoodie and pair of sneakers from the new OSRAM collection, which will be available early next year.
What to do: Simply send us a brief description of the story of your superhero and how he or she practices our culture values in his or her day-to-day work to firstname.lastname@example.org.