We have a very flexible way of working. The assumption is that people are quite capable of managing their own time and trusted to deliver on their tasks. We are able to work from home and are supported in terms of the equipment we need. With systems like for example Remote Deployment Distribution [what is this?] we are not obliged to commute constantly and have therefore more time for our private life. Of course, in transactional jobs or project management, the environment dictates time, but if we align with the right people and communicate clearly, we can adapt our time to our needs quite easily.
It's a reciprocal relationship. Our leadership does not expect people to be in the office just to show that we are working. There is, in general, no presentism attitude. We can split our day so we can for example leave the screen to do something else. Of course, at the end, it is down to the manager to decide and it does not work always perfectly, but Konica Minolta, acknowledged that workplace life harmony matters.
Learning is a very important aspect of Konica Minolta culture. We do not concentrate only on hard skills, but also on the behavioral framework. Now that the trajectory of the business is changing, we serve different kind of customers and markets, which brings opportunities to progress, either both professionally and personally. In our journey to a system integrator and moving into the new digital services world, there is a cultural shift between looking at the long term rather than just being constantly focused on whether we've made hit target each month. And when you shift into software and services, you create dependencies and need to look at business cases from a synergistic point of view, because not all services and software products can stand on their own. Therefore, we keep learning and evolving a lot.
We also learn from each other, from our successes and mistakes. We use failure creatively as part of the evolutionary process. If the culture is right in the organization, then you do have that room to fail, learn and try again and succeed ultimately. It allows us not to reinvent the wheel twice. We encourage multilateral decision-making and involve people in a democratic decision process, so they feel invested. We succeed and fail as a team.