Vice President, Administration, Tampereen Sähkölaitos
Successful reformation needs to be supported by culture
Tampereen Sähkölaitos aims to be a pioneer in the energy sector, which is experiencing major reforms. That is why the traditional 130-year-old company has completed reforms in all levels of its operations. Their strategy, processes and data systems are all being redesigned.
“In order to gain the most out of the investments in the reformation, our staff has been actively involved in the joint task. It is also important to make plans to reinforce our corporate culture to support the development work,” says Jussi Laitinen, CEO, Tampereen Sähkölaitos.
Foundation made of trust, transparency and co-operation
During the project, the company’s culture has been evaluated from the standpoint of values, everyday operating methods, and leadership. Tampereen Sähkölaitos wants to be seen as a company of the future, where employees want to develop themselves and their work communities. Cultural ambassadors were recruited to investigate the staff’s opinions about the organisation’s activities, strengths and weaknesses.
Corporate culture involves all of our employees and continues to expand
Designing the new and stronger corporate culture began with an initial survey, which consisted of an interview-based study and an online questionnaire. Co-operation and the development of trust and transparency were assigned as the foundation of the electric company’s corporate culture. Facilitated workshops were arranged to discuss together how these can be concretely incorporated in our daily work. It was also possible to participate in the discussion in break rooms and other staff facilities. Everyone will become familiar with our corporate culture by attending orientation training sessions and through the allocation of responsibilities. Relevant issues were explored further in a road show, which covered the entire organisation, and in high-quality content in internal communication channels.
Culture is built together, but never completed.