IKEA's Innovative Human Resource Management Practices and Work Culture
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Initiatives related to flexible work design, comprehensive benefits, quality of work life, and employee training and development are outlined. The case also discusses the prominent elements of IKEA's culture, such as diversity, openness, equality, cost consciousness, and competitiveness.
» To understand the human resource management practices and work culture of a
major furniture manufacturer and retailer
Key Words:Human Resource Management Work Culture Ingvar Kamprad Franchisee Model Swedish Companies Employee Retention 'Life Balance And Diversity' Benefits Policy 'Coworker Appreciation Day' 401(K) Policy Training And Development 'Paddle Your Own Canoe' IKEA Values Diversity and Creativity Advertising