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Case Studies Cargill

Case Studies GE

Jack Welch liked to say that GE's uniqueness was based on its being a multibusiness enterprises with a learning culture; that made its diversity a competitive advantage rather than a handicap. At GE the sum is greater than its parts as both business and people diversity is utilized in a most effective way. A major American enterprise with a diverse group of huge businesses, GE is steeped in a learning culture and it is this fact that makes GE a unique company... More

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Case Studies Steelcase

Steelcase was founded in 1912 by people with a strong commitment to integrity and doing the right thing for their employees, customers, business partners, associates and neighbors. In all of their diversity efforts, internal and external, Steelcase sets the industry standard. For example, Steelcase has the industry's first and largest Supplier Diversity Program. A look at Steelcase's diversity and outreach initiatives shows that the company's expression of this commitment has matured over time. And their understanding of workplace diversity has broadened well beyond issues of race and gender in hiring and promoting. A fundamental Steelcase workforce strategy is to leverage the diversity of ideas, skills and cultures of all people at all levels of the company.

Case Studies Hewlett-Packard Way

To create an organization that could sustain its competitive advantage regardless of marketplace whims and what their competitors were building, HP founders based their corporate culture on the integration and reinforcement of critical opposites. This became known as the Hewlett-Packard Way. HP has achieved "what appears to be the greatest dichotomy: creating an environment that celebrates individualism, but at the same time one that is also wholly supportive of teamwork. Although HP people are taught to engage in cross-functional teams, they are also rated on the performance of decentralized business units and personal achievement."3... More