Management and Leadership
Johnson & Johnson is a company of enduring strength. They have been privileged to play a role in helping millions of people over the world be well and stay well through more than a century of change. As the science of human health and well-being has grown, they have been able to grow along with it. Even more important, they helped shape and define what health and well-being means in every day lives. Their products, services, ideas, and giving now touch the lives of at least one billion people everyday.
“We credit our strength and endurance to a consistent approach to managing our business, and to the character of our people. We are guided in everything we do by Our Credo, a management document authored more than 60 years ago by Robert Wood Johnson, former chairman from 1932 to 1963, and by four strategic principles” (Johnson & Johnson, 2008).
Johnson & Johnson focus on the fundamentals of their business, and manage with future generations in mind. While they keep their eye on social and scientific trends, they make sure their companies balance the short-term and the long-term in their planning. They invest in promising new businesses while maintaining leadership positions in high growth businesses. They are focused on sustainability, and constantly review key economic, environmental, and employee health and safety indicators to ensure they are on the right path. This past year they established an internal innovation fund to keep them at the leading edge of transforming health and well-being.
The Johnson & Johnson Global Leadership Profile is a framework that defines and promotes the critical behaviors that characterize and establish effective leadership at all levels of their organization. This vital framework serves as a means of self-assessment as well as a tool to support effective discussion between employees and their managers. While these behaviors serve as a guide for all employees, they also promote a consistent...