We want our people to feel positive and enthusiastic about what they are doing, with a clear sense of purpose and confidence in their ability to meet the challenges. This means providing them with effective leadership, clear targets, open lines of communication, excellent learning and development opportunities and a healthy, safe and energising workplace – within a performance culture in which diversity is valued and individual success depends solely on personal merit and performance.
This section of our website tells you more about key aspects of our responsible business commitment to our employees, including our approach to diversity and inclusion, engagement and dialogue, promoting safety, health and wellbeing and managing the impact of business change.
Setting the performance targets
A key priority of our people strategy is the continued development of a performance culture across the organisation. By strengthening our focus on setting high quality objectives aligned to our business strategy, we will ensure that performance at all levels of the organisation delivers value.
The AstraZeneca Board is responsible for setting our high-level strategic objectives and monitoring performance against these. Managers across AstraZeneca are accountable for working with their teams to develop individual and team performance targets and for ensuring that our people understand how they contribute to overall business objectives.
Developing global talent and capabilities
We encourage and support our people in achieving their full potential by providing a range of learning and development (L&D) programmes designed to build the capabilities and encourage the behaviours needed to deliver our business strategy. We are implementing a global approach, supported by the creation of our global talent and development organisation, to ensure that high standards of L&D practice are applied across the organisation.
What's next in this section
Diversity and inclusion
It is vital that the diversity of the communities we serve is reflected in our workforce and our leadership teams, locally and globally.
Engagement and dialogue
Open lines of communication are critical to maintaining employee engagement.Read more