A belief where the company seeks to keep developing employees’ skills and their full potential to ongoing professional growth is that IBM focuses on its employees leadership capabilities to build a greater brand. IBM is a global/multinational technology company which has more than 400,000 employees across the world. This very big number of diversified IBMers tells how creative the company is through having its own programs, projects and plans to build and sustain its brand through developing the capacity of the staff. New strategies are continually developed to meet employees’ needs, some of those where IBM rethinks of selection, recruitment, training & development processes. Most recently, the focus is on employees engagement through expansion and improvement strategies, and part of this philosophy is how to make social responsibility as a gate to the triple benefits strategy where employees engagement, business value and community impact enhanced. “No sector – government, business, academia or civil society – can tackle today’s social challenges by itself. I believe that’s why a growing number of companies are making corporate responsibility central to their business strategies.” Jen Corzier, President – IBM International Foundation & Vice President, Corporate Citizenship. With that said, IBM approaches societal challenges by applying talent and technology to innovative solutions for education, citizenship and employees engagement, economic development, environmental sustainability, healthcare, and more…
Being a fellow of Atlas Corps, the organization which facilitates overseas fellowships for the best of the world’s rising leaders makes me think of sustainable development planning on three levels: the personal level planning in terms of building my own capacity, the community level planning in terms of improving society and professional level planning in terms of gaining more special areas of working experience such as M&E!
I strongly believe that serving at IBM and joining the Corporate Service Corps team on managing different projects that address different social issues in the world will contribute in making a paradigm shift of change in my (sustainable development) plan.
What I love so much about USA is everything! The different cultures, life styles, the nature, the diversity.
One of the unique facts about USA is that you can walk down in the street and meet with people of many different backgrounds, religions and ethnicity.
Large pieces of lands for enjoyment where people can spend good time during their vacations are seen.
Every time I get asked about my favorite place, I can’t give a certain answer!
While I understand why people ask me this question as a fellow in the United States, I quickly answer: I like White Plains!