GEA Diversity & Inclusion
"We need two of each kind!" - this principle worked wonderfully on Noah's ark, desprite the initial misunderstadnings between zebras and giraffes. And so it goes that he saved the world in the end.
A company like GEA is definitely similar to the world in miniature. Everywhere you look: differences! You cannot afford to dismiss this on a globalized planet anyway. It is still disconcerting to some that promoting the diversity of people, their views and skills in their own ranks even contributes to corporate success. GEA is also a step ahead here. For us, diversity means both an opportunity and a challenge at the same time.
For even the zebra finally realized: The giraffe may have a strangely long neck and spots that take getting used to – but it is all the better to reach the tall trees.
Specific criteria instead of warm words
Every technician knows: Processes that you cannot measure are nothing more than warm words in the end. The strategic goals of GEA Diversity are therefore defined, measured and evaluated using six criteria.
In order to keep up with the growing dynamics of the global markets and to facilitate international networking, GEA would like to increase the percentage of international employees in various roles and positions in the coming years.
In order to benefit from the different potentials of female and male management styles and to optimize the overall performance of GEA, both women and men should be equally considered for the candidate selection in management and key positions in the future.
In order to adequately confront the demographic change and to increase performance in all age groups, employees of all ages should be able to better contribute their experiences and knowledge in the coming years.
In order to create synergies between the segments and to provide a group-wide exchange of knowledge and potential, GEA wants to promote the mobility of employees between the organizational units.
In order to benefit from a broad spectrum of knowledge and experience and to promote innovative thinking, GEA would like to expand the range of possible qualifications and competencies among managers.
In order to confront the changing social demands and to increase our attractiveness as an employer, more opportunities should be created in the coming years to recon- cile work and private life.
Inclusion? - Inclusion!
Diversity only works if...
Who does not remember the Apollo 13 mission to the
moon? The radio signal from orbit
Houston, we have a problem
is – with some modification – has become a
standard quote for those born after 1970. Due to a tank
explosion in outer space, all pre-calculated emergency
scenarios at the time ceased to apply. A totally
unexpected situation had occurred. Fast and technically skilled action as well
as a good amount of sound improvisation were necessary to handle the extreme
constellation of issues and ultimately to bring the three crew members back to earth alive.