At Sanofi Turkey, effective communication and dialogue between employees is indispensable. Sanofi Turkey establishes a foundation for internal communication mechanisms by keeping direct communication channels open to enable employees direct contact with senior management and to bring them together in various settings. The aim is to make high level of internal communication possible while ensuring that corporate culture is adopted.Platforms for communication between employees and senior management at Sanofi Turkey include the internal email system, periodic company-wide meetings with the participation of all employees, newsletters shared with employees and “MySanofi,” the intranet system of the Company. In addition to platforms such as the regular Council on the Field Meetings, National District Managers Meetings, Sanofi Turkey Strategic Forum Meetings, Cycle Meetings, Town Halls, Sanofi Family Days, Birthday Breakfasts, Bi' Kahve (A Cup of Coffee) Meetings, ithink Meetings, Lüleburgaz Plant Senior Management Leadership Meetings, Lean Day Meetings, and Eureka Suggestion Systems, the senior management gets together with employees in various events organized throughout the year, which facilitate the employees' contact with the senior management.
There is also an open door policy in place so that all Sanofi employees can easily reach their manager when needed. In Town Hall meetings organized quarterly, the Country Chair and Senior Management make informative presentations to all Company employees, and the employees direct their questions to the management. This makes the internal business flow faster and more efficient, while the keeping employee satisfaction rates high thanks to the principle of mutual dialogue.
In Sanofi Turkey’s Lüleburgaz manufacturing site, there are written communication platforms in addition to ZenTV, bulletin boards, email system and intranet sites. The internal meetings held at the site include employee briefings, management meetings, Lean Day, Welcome cocktail, activities of the Social Events Team and the Communication Team, Farkındayız (We Are Aware) project seminars and project launch meetings. In addition, the Senior Management conducts informative meetings every quarter for employees and every monthly/bi-monthly for Department Heads and employees.
Lean Day MeetIngsAll improvements and updates in the Sanofi Manufacturing System (SMS) are shared with employees on the “Lean & SMS Day,” organized annually at the Sanofi Turkey manufacturing site, where team leaders share the lean practices that make a difference, with the participants.
The Industrial Operations Director, Human Resources Manager and Lean and Performance Manager share each year’s priorities, performance development at the plant, “Lean & SMS” projects implemented and speak about the Lean management / SMS culture. An independent trainer/consultant is invited to provide a seminar in accordance with the concept of the year, where all executives and employees involved participate. Other Sanofi plant managers in the same region and Lean and Performance Managers, along with relevant Sanofi Turkey executives, are also invited to attend this event. Successful Lean practices among completed projects in specific categories are selected and awarded in accordance with the recognition and rewarding policy. At the end of the program, participants are handed out brochures containing information about the Sanofi Manufacturing System, lean practices, projects that make a difference and organizational priorities.