The 3M Experience
At 3M we put talent, integrity and innovation above all else. With the help of a broad professional network, 3M employees often find that these values bring them success. Furthermore, because of 3M’s broad diversity, 3Mers can explore multiple fields and develop new skills without ever leaving the company.
Diversity is more than a priority at 3M. Diversity is our business model. With locations in more than 60 countries, we rely on our diverse global work force to understand the needs of these diverse customers and to generate a breadth of ideas that yield innovative solutions.
Of all the pathways to growth, investing in our people is most important. The premise is simple — if our people grow, our company will grow.
3M's first chairman of the board, William L. McKnight, laid the groundwork for building future leaders at 3M. “As our business grows” he said in 1944, “it becomes increasingly necessary to delegate responsibility and encourage men and women to exercise their initiative."
3M believes that all employees are leaders. Leadership by employees is defined not only by business results, but by how those results are achieved. 3M encourages employees to follow these six Leadership Attributes in their daily work.
- Thinks from the Outside In
- Drives Innovation & Growth
- Develops, Teaches & Engages Others
- Makes Courageous Decisions
- Leads with Energy, Passion & Urgency
- Lives 3M Values