There’s no doubt that as a company Mars, Incorporated is doing very well. But the fact is, like all companies, we still need to be competitive. The business environment, the geopolitical climate and the public competitive landscape is changing, so we have to look for every bit of advantage that we can get.
We see enterprise collaboration as being one of the best ways to gain this competitive advantage. We have a huge number of employees (at Mars we call them Associates), over 80,000 people. We place a lot of investment and value in our people and in return we expect great things. We started with a very entrepreneurial culture, and we’re constantly looking at how we can maintain that while enabling growth.
Our answer to that challenge is collaboration.