This year, Promega celebrates it first 40 years. And while we’ve landed in places unimagined four decades ago, there’s been a common theme in our work that revolves around relationship. In the following pages, we highlight the significance we place on building relationships in all areas – with our customers and suppliers, in our communities, our environment, through collaborative innovation and services. Whether it is preserving what we have, energizing what’s endangered or fostering a vibrant future, it starts with an understanding and a connection to something outside ourselves.
At Promega the connection starts with employees. They value what it means and what it takes to make meaningful connections. They have the curiosity to take a unique path that responds to a unique need. It’s why our HR team took their leadership training program to a customer in Italy when asked to work with young scientists. It’s why our internal programs for emotional and social intelligence can’t keep up with employee interest. And it’s why we started a Caregiver program that allows employees to take a leave of absence to care for the life changing events that happen in all our families. Honoring these relationship to our customers, our employees and our families bring unimagined vibrancy into the workplace.
In all these cases, these initiatives started with an individual who had an idea that he or she was passionate about. Usually the ideas were unconventional and some might say costly. And yet, we let go of conventional approaches and support the enthusiasm of these individuals. Interestingly, an ironic thing starts to happen…It seems the more we open up to our individual passions and let go of a singular approach, the more connected we become to something that brings meaning to all of us.
So more than any product, technology, or market in guiding our path, we continue to look toward, relationship as our North Star to a fulfilling future.