Our mission at Poly is simple. We create amazing new ways to hear, to see, to work and to work together. Culture is a huge part of that. We’ve accomplished a lot in our first year as Poly, and we’d like to take a moment to reflect now that we’re one year into being a company built from the DNA of both Plantronics and Polycom.
1. New Company, New Culture
Poly’s culture is grounded in what we call, “pragmatic zeal”. This concept illustrates how we as a company value curiosity, creativity, and a can-do attitude to get the job done — all the while wowing our internal and external customers. This quality of continuously looking for opportunities to improve and learn together makes Poly a truly unique place to work, and we’re really proud of it.
As we are simultaneously learning and shaping Poly’s culture, we introduced bi-monthly learning sprints focused on how we work together through the power of many. These bite-sized videos reflect our company Values, Mission, and Vision while helping us on our journey to create a unified culture through common language.
2. Culture Leaders and Ambassadors
We have roughly 75 Culture Leaders and Ambassadors who help drive Poly culture. This has been a career builder for each of these individuals, as they took this on in addition to the responsibilities of their regular jobs. We are enormously grateful to them for continuously advocating for our new Poly culture and helping others learn.
3. Flexible Working
Flexibility is a key driver in making our employees happy and engaged, no matter where they work. Poly’s diverse portfolio of products allow us to maintain strong collaboration and be creative in how and where we work – in an office, in a huddle room, or remotely.
As the year comes to an end, we encourage our people to enjoy the flexible time around the holidays and spend time with family, hobbies, in nature, and reflect upon how much we have accomplished as Poly over the past year.
4. Poly Internship Program
Our Global Emerging Talent program is another success of 2019. Our teams welcomed interns from all over the world to get some hands-on experience driving innovation, solve problems, inspire action, and power productivity.
5. Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging
We focused our year on growing our employee resource groups to celebrate an inclusive place to work. This year, the Women’s Leadership Group introduced A Day in the Life, a series that highlights the careers of female leaders at Poly. Additionally, this year we added both an Accessibility group and Veterans group, each of which are steadily growing.
6. Professional Development
Poly believes that continuous learning is what makes careers successful. Poly provides resources including LinkedIn Learning as flexible on-demand resources for associates to stay current and develop new skills.
7. Supporting Our Community
Poly proudly works with local and global giving organizations. This year, we’ve invested in young people by hosting school science fairs. We’ve donated Poly products that enable children to keep learning when they‘re unable to access classrooms in war torn countries. We also collected clothes to help people feel confident returning to the workplace.
8. Environmental Advocacy
The environment is always top of mind for us at Poly. Our facility in Tijuana has the 2nd largest private rooftop solar installation in Latin America and the facility has ISO 14001 Certified Environmental Management System. For our products, our headset line distribution packaging contains an average of 70% recycled material, and we’ve had several Green initiatives set up at our locations around the globe, such as reducing one-time use plastic cups in Maidenhead, and a campaign around using steel or ceramic water bottles and mugs in Hyderabad and Santa Cruz.
9. New Products
By the end of this year we will have refreshed nearly our entire portfolio. From our UC enterprise headset portfolio with the refresh of our DECT Savi family and our new Voyager Office products to our exciting Poly Studio X family, our teams have been innovating on industry-leading technology to offer the most comprehensive portfolio and being a truly end-to-end provider.
10. Recognizing Good Work
WOW, our employee recognition program, gives people the opportunity to express gratitude to their peers and teams in a real-time, all-in-one social feed. This goes from a simple ‘thanks’ all the way to big-ticket recognition for global impact and strengthens our culture while we embrace our adventure together.
At Poly, we encourage people to bring their most authentic selves to work. Our diverse company and extensive portfolio allow us to constantly learn, collaborate, and achieve, every day. We are truly global, and we drive authentic human connection and collaboration through the power of many.
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