Continuous development, recognition and engagement of our employees are drivers of our company performance today - and are also important preparation for 3M's talent needs of tomorrow. At 3M, we have a broad range of development opportunities to support you in achieving your individual potential and develop your career without ever leaving the company.
Every year each individual has clear objectives, linked to team and business objectives to ensure you understand how your contribution adds value to the business. In addition you develop your Individual Development Plan to help you plan your short- and long-term career development. 3M provides global and local programs, study assistance, and professional development, as well as challenging and exciting work. Your manager provides you with continuous coaching and feedback and experiences and exposure you need to succeed.
Of all the pathways to growth‚ investing in our people is most important. 3M's first chairman of the board‚ William L. McKnight‚ laid the groundwork for building future leaders at 3M. "As our business grows‚" he said in 1944‚ "it becomes increasingly necessary to delegate responsibility and encourage men and women to exercise their initiative."
3M believes that all employees are leaders. Leadership by employees is defined not only by business results‚ but by how those results are achieved. 3M encourages employees to follow these six Leadership Attributes in their daily work.
Thinks from the Outside In
Drives Innovation & Growth
Develops‚ Teaches & Engages Others
Makes Courageous Decisions
Leads with Energy‚ Passion & Urgency
Lives 3M Values
People who join 3M and demonstrate leadership capability have access to a structured curriculum of leadership development programs. One example being our global supervisory development program: Leadership for Performance & Accountability.
3M is a diversified technology company serving customers and communities with innovative products and services. To stimulate innovation and encourage collaboration across the six businesses 3M has created corporate and local technology platforms. These platforms provide a broad professional network and lots of opportunities for peer coaching, mentoring and project involvement. In addition, 3M offers also a range of specific functional programs, such as the Marketing and Sales Excellence Programs that support the key business processes and plans, as well as your individual development.