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Social Business CookBook - Ingredients, Recipes, and Cases - Easy Guide
Social Business in the enterprise, How to work with social technology internally and externally, Ingredients, Recipes, and case examples. It's part of a bigger handbook used for acceleration of the social business journey with Grundfos.
More stories and background can be found at http://socialbusinessjourney.com/
Social Business CookBook - Ingredients, Recipes, and Cases - Easy Guide
How to get a faster and higher return on
our projects and collective know-how.
S WI A N T
ND F N I F I C
VEST EN WE
H A R S WH
E SU L
POTENTIAL COST SAVINGS
OF $10 MIO. ANNUALLY
FACTOR 2 INCREASE IN PRODUCTIVITY
WHEN EXECUTING EVENTS AND PROJECTS
SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER RETURN ON EXPERTISE
AND COLLECTIVE KNOW-HOW
FACTOR 2-3 INCREASE ON BUSINESS PROCESS
QUALITY AND OUTPUT VALUE
What is Global
Working Culture and
Global Working Culture and
Social Business are all about
getting more out of the work
we already do. It is about
executing faster and better
than we do today. It is about
taking full advantage of
our collective know-how.
It is about engaging with
the world around us to move
ourselves and our business
forward. Internal and external
social business are two equally
important ‘must-win’ battles
During 2013 we have identified some
of the key recipes and ingredients of
how a successful and highly effective
‘global working and social business
culture’ in Grundfos could look like.
We have not invented it. We have simply looked at what was already going
on, added new technology or methods, and – in some cases – guidance,
coaching and sparring.
Y’ to arrive with their ‘digitally native’
habits, or should we launch more
structured change and development
programs across Grundfos?
What do you think?
We hope to inspire some action.
Thank you to all the contributors, believers, and participants we have been
lucky to work with so far. The success
stories are all yours!
Big questions we try to answer:
Where do we focus and how do
Enjoy the read.
• we ready to change? Can we
Thomas Asger Hansen
Head of Global Working Culture
and Social Business
How much should we push top
Should we just wait for ‘Generation
Social Business Lead Consultant
Can be scaled by designing
a fully connected Grundfos
according to the purpose
and principles promoted
in this whitepaper
Will drive change
Can be scaled by
and skills described
in this whitepaper.
“To drive business growth, innovation, and strategy
execution, by making it normal to engage openly in the
globally connected Grundfos – internally and externally
– with a sincere intent of leveraging opportunities and
ideas, collaborating effectively, or reducing inefficiencies.”
RETURN ON EFFORT (ROE)
HIGHER GLOBAL SALES
BETTER CUSTOMER RETENSION
RETURN ON EXPERTISE (ROX)
DECISION MAKING QUALITY
BUSINESS PROCESS QUALITY
Connectiveness is the foundational goal
– it can be understood as a means and enabler
for the three core goal categories.
* efinition in the glossary on page 7.
meeting time by 10-20%
BY APPLYING SOCIAL
MEDIA AND FORUM
40% reduction of emails for
collaboration and project development
BY USING VIRTUAL
Better ‘Sales Intelligence
Excellence’ than any
of our competitors
Global events with extraordinary results
at 50% of planned costs
Campaigns planned and launched
better and more cost effective
than ever before
Better ‘Sales Intelligence
Excellence’ than any of our competitors
BY USING COMMUNITY
$15,000, $20,000, ... and more
PEOPLE IN ONE
3 X SPEED
Process Implementation Process Improvement
Increase ‘Return-onExpertise’ by activating
our collective know-how
Better Product Development
* efinition in the glossary on page 7.
COOKING UP A
To nurture a high-performing
collaboration and social
business culture, there are a
few basic concept ingredients
and definitions we all need to
know and use on a daily basis;
Connectiveness is a designed word.
It means to embrace the best of
connectivity and connectedness.
The technical ingredient is one big
network with rich profiles of all
employees. The cultural ingredient
is a high social business maturity. It
means that people want to connect
and share, know what to share or
how to refer to the right person.
The collective set of artefacts,
behaviours, values, and assumptions
which define how things are done.
The capability of producing
a desired result:
Realised Output / Target Output
An economic measure of output
per unit of input:
Output / Input
Performing or functioning in the
best possible manner with the least
waste of time and effort:
Consumed Input / Target Input
INDUSTRY THOUGHT LEADER
Person who is recognised as an
authority in a specialised field,
and whose expertise is sought.
Serendipity means a “fortuitous
happenstance” or “pleasant surprise”.
It was first coined by Horace Walpole
in 1754. In a letter he wrote to a friend
Walpole explained an unexpected discovery he had made by reference to a
Persian fairy tale, “The Three Princes
of Serendip”. The princes, he told his
correspondent, were “always making
discoveries, by accidents and sagacity, of things which they were not in
quest of”. In its modern vernacular,
serendipity is commonly associated
with luck, neglecting the sagacity that
infer some conditions more conducive
to accidental discovery than othersl
A number of connected people with
a shared purpose or domain culture,
who have a sense of community.
SOCIAL BUSINESS DESIGN
Strategic application of social computing and leadership to enterprise
A number of people formally
connected through a relationship
or a belonging.
WORKING OUT LOUD
The concept of continuously narrating, and/or executing, work openly.
FORMULA FOR CALCULATING
THE POTENTIAL CORPORATE
(Avg. Active Usebase) x (Avg. Skill Rate)
x (Avg. Historic Annual Serendipitous
GLOBAL COMMUNITY CASE
Spend a few minutes to prepare your
Ask a specific question - make it clear
what challenge you are planning to
solve and your timelines
Post question in the Global Grundfos
When people give their input ask
follow up questions
Follow up with your newly
Feedback how this helped you
overcome your challenge
AN EFFECTIVE ‘GLOBAL GRUNDFOS
COMMUNITY’ ENABLES USE OF
OUR COLLECTIVE EXPERTISE AND
Understanding regulations is very
important for the Grundfos business.
It is important for RD, Supply Chain
Management, Purchase, and Sales.
But how do you gain insights in order
to respond rapidly? The challenge
becomes even more difficult when
you are a new employee in Grundfos.
Magdalena, Business Consultant and
Global Graduate has just over 1 years
of seniority in Grundfos. She was in
need of input on export challenges
around the world in anticipation of a
meeting with the American-Danish
Trade Council. She posted to Yammer
to utilise the Global Community’s
experience and quickly gathered
examples and experts to strengthen
Global reach of challenge and
request after less than 5 minutes
Input from multiple people with
cross organisational expertise
and job roles in less than 24
Total Problem Solving Time
(TPST) estimated to 18 minutes
TPST = 18 min
Senior Project Manager
TPST = ?
Bring others into
who you think can
in from the
are relevant and
The expert is
pulled into the
One idea and
other ideas and
Service Product Handbook
INTERNAL UionE- Feb. 2013
“Working with a tool like Yammer, made us able to
avoid the normal ‘Stop-Go-Stop-Go’ workflow you
often experience in Grundfos project work. Sometimes it seems like people think of physical meetings
as a kind of mental stage-gates: We can’t work until
we’ve had a meeting about this.”
Kirsten Jakobsen, Rotation Employee, GMA, California
of Service Product
GLOBAL COMMUNITY CASE
Be clear on the purpose and success
criteria for your project
Understand that you have to be
effective together without meeting
Make a private working group on
Yammer (allowing asynchronous
Agree on wanting to succeed doing
Teach each other how to ‘Work
Become ‘Digitally Literate’
Bring in the entire task and problem
solving to the group – don’t do parts
Use digital questionnaire and
gamification to prime awareness
Execute by combining local physical
mini-events with digital support
Plan and execute a proper launch
event with a formal budget of 850 €.
A team of 4 people located in different
parts of Grundfos was given the task
1½ months before the target launch
date. They managed with success because of their approach, their willingness to use new tools, and their trust
in one another.
Internal communication in large
organisations can be a real challenge,
since most employees feel the suffer
from information over load.
Therefore, it was decided to launch
the information via a combination
of a digital package and small local
Awareness of Service Products Portfolio to be increased from 10% to at
least 50% of target group.
Four people, part time, spread across
three time zones.
To create awareness of the Service
Products Portfolio. We want to spread
the message that now we have and
should use a uniform global service
product portfolio linked to pump
products and markets. Going forward
this will give Grundfos value added towards our present future customers
in Selling Service creating solutions/
Programme Product Managers,
BD-project managers, RT people
(DD), Segment people, Marketing
Staff, PS and PDJA (for competence
development within Selling Service
400+ people (equivalent to
70%) of the primary target
group were reached during
the launch, and exposed to
About 40% were engaged in
a way that gave immediate
feedback to the project team
Project execution on time
GLOBAL COMMUNITY CASE
A question being asked in the All
Recognising an opportunity in the
open thread and reassigning it to the
right group for further discussion
Bringing in various different members
to verify and arrive at a solution
FINDING EFFICIENCIES IN HOW THE
ORGANISATION BUYS LICENSES
In a global organisation of 18,000+
employees it is often difficult to know
and track definitively who is working
on what. The outcomes are often
This is a very
nice example of
event taking place!
more than just lack of collaboration.
Duplication of effort often results
when similar threads of work that
could be joined up are not.
This is where one single enterprise
network plays a leading role to
success, as can be seen in this great
example which all started with
Johannes, an NDI Project Manager,
needed to find out if there was any
training material for a software tool
he was planning to use. In discovering
a source for training material, we also
discovered that the training material
had been paid for individually rather
than in a group license scheme.
A solution was identified to see how
many individual licenses had been
purchased from an individual supplier
and whether there was any way to
consolidate them. There was an
opportunity to consolidate all licenses
into one group agreement on behalf
of Grundfos. A saving of $20,000 was
We define Serendipity as ‘pleasant surprise’. We can make the number
of pleasant surprises grow proportionally with the number of people
we connect and the skill with which we share. The most important
ingredients for serendipity to happen is Working Out Loud and One
Enterprise Social Network!
Read more about the origin of Serendipity
in ‘Ingredients and Glossary’ on page 33.
Clear question asking for information
on the use of a specific tool
Clear answer with added information
Decision to move conversation to a
separate group to make exploration
focused and targeted
The Grundfos Crowdsourcing Group
was established as a place where ideas
of this kind could be nurtured
Exploration in group to arrive at
solution and cost saving
THE VOICE OF OUR CUSTOMERS
“Talk to the president of the company... or have
the local TV station trouble shooter talk to them!
I’m not thinking they’d (Grundfos) like their poor
customer service broadcast all over the news.”
“Not the cheapest of pumps,
but certainly built to last.”
“I normally specify Grundfos because
of fantastic after sales service.”
“The combination has been more reliable
than our Grundfos pump, which stops
regularly with ants in the pressure switch.”
“We have had good luck with the Grundfos SQFlex
pumps (solar), if you size your pump and panels to
your well they will do just as well as line power.”
TOP 5 ENGLISH SPEAKING
DISCUSSION FORUMS FOR
* ased on Netbase search for
postings with “Grundfos” included
one or several times, Sept—Nov 2013
(in external social media)
SOCIAL BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE USE-CASE
Access to software capable of multi
language listening to sources like:
· Social Networks
· Discussion Forums
Language specific resources, with
domain knowledge, who can manually
go through, validate, and analyse posts
Millions of publicly available posts,
conversations, and mentions
Every day and hour Grundfos is being
mentioned online in various social
media. It can be employees who are
amplifying good brand messages (see
Social Empowerment); or prospects
researching and comparing us towards
competitors; or even current customers who might be voicing either their
pleasure with our products, or worse,
they might have a problem. In all cases Grundfos must be actively listening
so we can understand the dialogues,
and act when necessary.
Social Listening gives us the capability
of listening to public conversations –
either brand specific (like “Grundfos”)
or topic specific (like “wastewater”).
And by doing so, Grundfos can react
on issues and problems, and proactively learn and gain insights.
When it comes to qualitative, in-depth
conversations about Grundfos or
competitors’ products and solutions,
then our listening activities clearly
shows that these take place in various
Take UK for instance. One Discussion
Forum alone – the UK Plumbers
Forum – accounts for approx. 90%
of all Grundfos Brand related discussions. Customers, Prospects, Installers,
and Do-it-your-self (DIY) enthusiast
are engaging in a constant flow of
pump discussions. Many of which are
Grundfos specific, but other competing brands are also included.
Listening into these conversations,
analysing them, drawing out findings
provides valuable insights to Grundfos, but it can not be automated.
Our experience shows that tools can
help us locate the conversation, but
deriving the insights must be done
by a person with right skills and
sufficient domain knowledge.
Also forums typically not linked to
Grundfos products or solutions can
contain interesting and valuable
conversations. One recent example
(August 2013) shows how important
it is that we (Grundfos) continually
monitor our brand. A long term happy
customer suddenly was faced with a
malfunctioning product and felt he
did not get the support he was entitled to. It came to a point where he
turned to a forum he was much active
in and a strong contributor with influence – Yesterdays Tractor Forum – and
voiced his concern. Immediately his
friends and followers joined the conversation, with various suggestions,
with increasing criticism as a result.
A long story made short: since Social
Listening picked up the conversation,
we got in touch with the customer,
helped him find a solution, and at
the end actually praised Grundfos
for solving the problem.
Grundfos are still in the early stages
of capitalising on the Social Listening
opportunity. Listening to Brand and
Competitive conversations is a first
step. Using Listening to understand
new markets, trends, and perhaps
identify new opportunities is the next
step. But the real value lies within
making the insights and intelligence
available to the right Grundfos people,
at the right time, in the right way
– and then using the insights in planning, strategising, and development.
One large Grundfos community will be a key driver
to increase the business and
sales return on the collective
know-how and expertise of
our entire organisation. The
logic and factual substance to
this claim can be explained by
two important terms: Serendipity and Connectiveness.
WE DEFINE SERENDIPITY* AS:
A ‘happy coincidence’. It is the
accidental chance that someone you
never thought could help suddenly
turns up – and is able to help you.
Or perhaps, a solution someone
already developed and made available
coincidentally passes your way, when
you need it – and sometimes even
before you recognised the need for
that particular solution.
WE DEFINE CONNECTIVENESS* AS:
1. he ability to connect across
barriers in time, space, or form
2. The extent to which it happens
The purpose and quality of the
Serendipity is directly proportional to
the number of people who connect.
That’s why we need as many people
as possible on one shared network.
Then we can develop our organisation,
our community structures, and our
working culture to generate maximum serendipity.
* Definition in the glossary on page 7.
Community literacy will be
a mandatory leadership competence in Grundfos, and simply put, the definition is: The
art of deliberately using communities and applying community management to develop
our business and organisation.
In practice it is about being able to design and drive a community according
to a prioritised purpose or business
– Member recruitment
1. Community strategy and planning
2. Community management
– Relationship development
ESSENTIAL COMMUNITY LITERACY
– Content curation
3. Digital literacy / Tools
THE ORGANISATIONAL GOAL
FROM A DESIGN PERSPECTIVE
I already know who can help me
– or my manager does!
Maybe, but you don’t know what you don’t know. And you
don’t know all the people who could potentially help you
to find the best solution.
Too many people will get involved.
It will slow me and the project down!
Only if you do not communicate your expectations to
scope, timing, etc. clearly. Depending on the input you may
have to change decisions already made. But that would not
be slowing down – that would be improving the project.
My work isn’t relevant to others!
How do you know? If you share it, somebody else might
find it useful – but only if they can find it. How many times
do you think we reinvent the wheel at Grundfos?
I don’t want to disturb a lot of people;
we have enough information overload
as it is!
That is the smart thing about online collaboration – you
can decide what information you want. You just need to
learn how to manage your settings.
I’ve been hired to do this job.
Other people should do their own job!
Nobody will take your job. But we will all have a chance
to do our job as good as we can. Did you know that most
of the successful projects or patents at Grundfos are the
result of collaboration?
Our known and affective communication
channels will break down! I will be lost ...
We will still have corporate information channels, where
you can keep being informed. And soon you will also get
used to being part of the communities – like a butterfly
flying from one flower to the next to collect what it needs.
Until now we have been
used to solving our tasks
more or less on our own or by
involving colleagues close by.
Increasingly, with the globalisation of Grundfos, we are
getting used to collaborating
online and across borders.
But we have to be much
better at this and that is
why we have to change the
way we work. We have to
learn to Work Out Loud!
What does it mean to Work Out
Loud? Maybe you have to share your
draft before it is quite finished to
get feedback. Maybe you have to
The culture of Working Out Loud gives
you new opportunities to strengthen
• more present – and even save
time – by redirecting a little energy
from mail to the community!
Easily give feedback as a natural
part of the ongoing conversation
Empower people by asking involving
Signal value based leadership via
have the courage to ask a seemingly
stupid question. Maybe you have to
involve colleagues much earlier in the
planning phase of your project. This
is what Working Out Loud is all about
- to have the courage to tell people
about and execute your work out in
Open and Trustworthy
Focused on people
micro-posts in the community
Ensure high performance by
keeping everybody in the loop
Know what’s cooking because
everyone joins the conversation
– and welcome the challenging
questions since they create progress
Increase innovation by tapping into
the collective intelligence of your
community – not just your own
Working Out Loud is a generous
way of working and it is the future
way of working – just ask the new
Working Out Loud is a major cultural
shift, and there are a lot of barriers
that we need to overcome together.
You are present
You inspire passion, curiosity and joy
You empower people
You build high-performing teams
You invent tomorrow
The easiest way to transform
our values and leadership
principles from nice words
to real action is to WORK
The high performing leader
of global teams wants to keep
the conversation going 24/7.
It’s important to enforce trust,
openness and sharing. Digital
literacy is a pre-requisite to
Digital literacy can simply be defined
as the ability to use both synchronous
and asynchronous tools effectively, i.e.
comfortably using the right tool for
the right purpose
Synchronous work happens when
everyone engages together at the
same time (online or face-to-face).
Web-conferencing or telephone conversations are examples of synchronous activities. The future standard
tools for synchronous collaboration in
Grundfos are found in Microsoft Lync.
Asynchronous work happens when
meaningful collaboration or work can
happen even if you are ‘alone’ with
the tool or on the platform. The traditional form of asynchronous collaboration is email. The future standard
will be Microsoft Outlook for mail,
Yammer for team communication and
Microsoft Sharepoint for file sharing.
LEADING PEOPLE AT A DISTANCE
You want to be present and keep people informed. You want to keep the
work and conversation going – also
when you are not awake . You want to
involve and you want to create trust.
How do you do that?
• official meetings and formal/
informal 1:1 dialogue use Adobe
Connect or Scopia (Lync in the future)
• on-going, informal, real-time
dialogue, use Lync (signaling
presence and availability)
• on-going discussions, coFor
creation, informal chat, knowledge
sharing, etc. use Yammer (many
leaders have replaced meetings
by discussions already!)
VIRTUAL PROJECT TEAM
You want to create trust among the
team members. You want to keep the
ball rolling with focus on delivery and
progress. How do you do that in
a virtual environment?
• kick-off the project and make
sure that all team members get off
to a good start use Adobe Connect.
Record the session so that it is available to people not present in the
kick-off (Lync is also an option)
• sharing and editing of files/
content use CenterStage or Wiki
(Sharepoint in the future)
• project discussions, knowledge
sharing and updates, use Yammer
• milestone meetings online, and
other meetings, use Adobe Connect
or Scopia (Lync in the future)
• on-going, informal, real-time
dialogue use Lync (chat, presence
The model provides an overview of
the most used global communication
collaboration tools in Grundfos
2013. The corporate standard tools
for the future are listed with blue.
used by individuals
Mix of consumer
Original source: Community Roundtable
We want to get better and
better to work and collaborate ‘as if we were sitting
under one roof’ despite our
global nature, large number
of employees, and rather
complex product programme
and organisational structures.
BUT HOW DO WE KNOW HOW
GOOD WE ARE?
One of the ways we can estimate
how skilled we have become, and
how good we are at doing truly
‘social business’, is to assess our
practices and habits with respect to a
number of identifyable ‘organisational
One way of understanding the task is
to go through the illustration above.
On the ‘X-axis’ the 4 major skill levels
are mapped. On the ‘Y-axis’, the
organisational skills – some call them
competencies – are mapped. The red
dots indicate where Grundfos (as one
big average) can be thought to be. The
green dots indicate where we want
to be in 2016. The reason we want
to increase our skill level is that we
believe that an organisation with this
skill level is a more effective global
organisation that the ones with lower
EXAMPLE OF AN ECOSYSTEM INTERACTION
By listening to customers in public forums and groups, insights about
needs and wants are derived and channeled to the right internal
community or function. Based on this, interesting content is co-created
by Experts and Thought Leaders in the form of a blogs or videos.
Marketing maximises the effect of the content, aligns with current
activities, and distributes it the right global and local channels. In
addition it is amplified by our own employees in to their own networks.
As customers and prospects interact with the content, or in dialogue
with a Grundfos employee, patterns about what they are interested in
is collected and distributed to sales for action.
Market influencers are identified and coupled with Grundfos experts
– not only to manage them, but also to listen to them, learn, and understand market changes.
A CONNECTED GRUNDFOS SOCIAL BUSINESS ECOSYSTEM
Experts Thought Leaders
Global Enterprise Social Network
Lead Node Network
A Social Business Ecosystem is
a connected set of interacting
triggers, and events – internal
as well as external. Its how
people, information, processes
and platforms connect in such
ways that it creates value
both for the organisation
The concept ingredients are typically:
• ocial Listening and Digital IntelS
ligence for brand watch, keyword
research, and opportunity discovery
• ocial CMS for Content Marketing,
Global and Local distribution and
channel management, and Analytics
• ME and Thought Leader FrameS
work for market reach and creating
a Voice of Industry
• mployee Amplification for creE
ating and measuring the effect of
• Social CRM for Lead Management
• Influencer Management for managing key market influencers
Global Enterprise Social Network
for internal knowledge sharing and
The best configuration for Grundfos
depends on what business goals we
specifically decide to make our ‘must
win battles’. Assume that we want
to maximise our influence the ‘Voice
of Industry‘* when it comes to Water
Utility, it could then look like the
The strength of a well designed ecosystem, is that we can stay effective
even through periods of dramatic
change. And change is the only certain
characteristic of the business case:
New entrants such as networks and
technologies will always emerge
– some times with the speed of
light – making other well known
Experts and social empowered
employees will grow their networks
and digital literacy, and new influencers will emerge
New partnerships will trigger new
collaboration and co-creation opportunities, in areas that today can
not be imagined
And as Grundfos transforms into a
globally connected enterprise, new
business models, needs and processes will change the way information and knowledge flows, inside
the company, as well as outside
Voice of Industry relates to how Grundfos can brand and position our self as a leading
influencer and market leader in a specific segment. The other two dimensions are:
Voice of Company and Voice of Customer.
THE GRUNDFOS OPPORTUNITY
The Grundfos opportunity is that
our industry is still in the early (infant)
stages of what we can call ‘Social
Business Maturity’. We have a window
of opportunity to become first movers
in the pump industry.
From a technology perspective, there
is no “one platform” that can manage
the full scope of the Ecosystem – not
today, and probably not tomorrow.
Connecting the right tools and
platforms must therefore be part of
the strategy. But it is a fine balance
since having to many connectors also
comes with challenges. To manage
this balance, all Grundfos functions
must work together in understanding
local and global business needs, and
what solutions that should be applied
to support these.
So, with the current speed of change
(global and local market needs, technology, human behavior, etc.) instead
of slowly building a strictly governed
and highly controlled management
system, our bet is on making small,
quick iterations. Only then will we
have a Grundfos Social Business Ecosystem that learns to co-evolve and
adopts by its own.
Social Business Policy
RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
1. now and act in accordance with the
Grundfos Values, Leadership Principles,
Corporate Policies and Code of Conduct .
2. im to add value. Provide worthwhile
information and perspective. One of the
most important aspects of the Grundfos
brand is its people, and whatever you
publish will reflect on our brand.
3. ou must be conscious of the extent to
which you write about Grundfos or on
behalf of Grundfos, and make it clear
if you are speaking for yourself or as a
representative of Grundfos. If you publish
content online that is relevant to
Grundfos but in your personal capacity,
then use a disclaimer, clarifying that it is
your own opinion or point of view.
4. lways identify yourself by name and,
when relevant, role at Grundfos. You are
personally responsible and accountable
for the content you publish online. Be
mindful that what you publish will be
public for a long time.
5. espect copyright, fair use and financial
disclosure laws. Don’t publish or provide
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confidential or any other proprietary
information belonging to Grundfos or
others such as partners or customers.
Don’t use Grundfos logos or trademarks
6. ever discuss business performance
or other sensitive matters concerning
Grundfos publicly, and don’t cite or
reference clients, partners or suppliers
without their approval. When you do
make a reference, link back to the source.
Don’t publish anything that might allow
inferences to be drawn that could
embarrass or damage a client.
7. espect your audience. Don’t use ethnic
slurs, personal insults, obscenity, or
engage in any conduct that would not be
acceptable in the Grundfos workplace.
You should also show proper consideration for others’ privacy and for topics
that may be considered objectionable
or inflammatory—such as politics and
8. Be the first to correct your own mistakes,
and avoid emotional conflicts.
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Grundfos supports any employee who wishes to engage and contribute
responsibly in social networking, learning, advocating, or collaboration.
In order to do this, you should act in coherence with our Social Business Policy.