What Companies Mean By Collaboration
We analyzed official "Our Values"-type documents from 521 companies who were recently in the S&P 500. Here is what some of them had to say about Collaboration.
Aflac, from "Values"
“In order to serve our customers to the best of our ability, we must work as a team. To accomplish this, we must communicate openly and honestly. Remember, there’s no such thing as too much communication. By working as a team and creating a community based on trust, we strengthen our Company’s ethical culture and succeed together.”
Coca-Cola Company, from "Live Our Values"
“Leverage collective genius”
Microsoft, from "Culture"
“We are a family of individuals at a truly global company, united by a single mission. We work together, building on each other’s ideas and collaborating across boundaries to bring the best of Microsoft to our customers and the world.”
Goldman Sachs, from "Our Business Principles"
“While individual creativity is always encouraged, we have found that team effort often produces the best results. We have no room for those who put their personal interests ahead of the interests of the firm and its clients.”
CVS Health, from "Our Values"
“Sharing and partnering with people to explore and create things that we could not do on our own.”
American Eagle Outfitters, from "Values"
“We work together: listening to one another, reaching consensus and supporting group decisions. We celebrate achievements. Because we respect and trust one another and commit ourselves to our company goals, our teamwork succeeds.”
DaVita, from "Our Core Values"
“One for All, and All for One! We work together, sharing a common purpose, a common culture and common goals. We genuinely care for and support, not only those to whom we provide care, but also those with whom we work shoulder-to-shoulder. We work together to pursue achieving our Mission.”
Fox Broadcasting, from "How to Succeed at Fox"
“Work as a team and play well with others.”
Citi, from "Citi Principles"
“'One team, with one goal: serving our clients and stakeholders.”
PepsiCo, from "Our Guiding Principles"
“Our mutual success depends on mutual respect, inside and outside the company. It requires people who are capable of working together as part of a team or informal collaboration. While our company is built on individual excellence, we also recognize the importance and value of teamwork in turning our goals into accomplishments.”
Airbnb, from "Our Values"
“No global movement springs from individuals. It takes an entire team united behind something big. Together, we work hard, we laugh a lot, we brainstorm nonstop, we use hundreds of Post-Its a week, and we give the best high-fives in town.”
InterContinental Hotels Group, from "Our Winning Ways"
“When we work together we are stronger. We’re at our best when we collaborate to form a powerful, winning team. We listen to each other and combine our expertise to create a strong, focused and trusted group of people.”
Pizza Hut, from "'How We Win Together' Principles"
“We team together to drive action versus activity. We discuss the undiscussable, always promoting healthy debate and healthy decisions. Our relationships allow us to ask the earth of each other. We make specific verbal contracts to get big things done with urgency and excellence.”
Instacart, from "Here's What We Value"
“There’s a saying: ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together.’”
Papa John's, from "Core Values"
“[PAPA stands for] People Are Priority Always. Our success depends upon our ability, as a team, to work together to achieve our goals and expectations.”