Creating the Best Culture
We are committed to employee engagement and creating an inclusive work environment where employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents. We want all employees to feel welcomed, respected, included and valued so everyone can contribute to innovation and achieve top performance.
Since 2010, we have used an annual employee survey to gather feedback on and improve our company culture. A third-party company administers the survey to ensure employee anonymity. Additionally, employees around the globe had the opportunity to provide feedback on focus areas such as company leadership, manager effectiveness, work environment, sustainable engagement, accountability and career development.
In 2016, 85 percent of Northrop Grumman employees completed the survey, which was made available in eight languages to employees in 40 countries. Overall, engagement and inclusion scores were on par with externally benchmarked, high-performing companies and exceeded the benchmark for other aerospace and defense companies included in the survey database. Our leaders and teams worked together to use the results to create 2017 action plans.
Employee Resource Groups (ERGs)
Our Employee Resource Groups allow members to develop and build leadership skills, raise awareness, educate others and contribute to communities. These groups include a variety of focus areas most important to our employees including those supporting African Americans, Asian Pacific Islanders, Hispanics, Native Americans, women, People with Disabilities, veterans, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees, young professionals, parents, multiple generations and environmentalists.
Employees unite as volunteers to coordinate events based on common interests: personal development, community service, recruiting of prospective employees and leadership experience. Northrop Grumman management supports Employee Resource Group members by providing a culture that supports these valuable employee efforts. Our LGBT group PRiDA helps review the Corporate Equality Index. Another group, VOICE, provides feedback on the national Disability Equality Index. The ERG-sponsored 2016 Speaker Series offered 15 sessions ranging from gaining insight on the value of speaking up to learning the art of being an authentic leader to creating your personal culture of wellness.