The ZF Way is a transformation program for the organizational development of ZF and describes the “how” behind the company’s “Next Generation Mobility” strategy. It formulates the way we do things as an organization, expresses what the people at ZF stand for and how, together, they will win the race for tomorrow’s mobility.
Next Generation Mobility is the name of the strategy, the ZF Way describes the implementation – with five principles that are lived and breathed within the company. It’s a concept that works. One proof point for this is the internal ZF Excellence Award. Since 1995, ZF employees worldwide have had the chance to receive internal recognition by submitting their creative and meaningful projects and ideas. The quality competition has thus far encompassed five categories. 2021 saw the addition of another – The ZF Way.
Numerous divisions, regions and functions submitted projects with the aim of winning the coveted award. All the ideas demonstrated a high level of commitment, creativity and determination. The projects submitted show that the ZF Way has been embraced by employees across all hierarchies and locations.
This, too, is the ZF Way – not merely understanding the future but also actively shaping it with the help of a targeted project. Through education. In order to master future professional challenges, ZF established the biggest training initiative in the company’s history – the ZF E-Cademy – back in 2020. Through a combination of e-learning and face-to-face events, it helps employees play an active role in shaping the transformation and the development of an entire sector. The initiative delivers knowledge and expertise for gaining qualifications in the field of electric mobility, thus providing participants with lasting preparation for future job requirements. More than 7,200 people are currently active on the internal ZF learning platform. The aim over the medium term is to deliver expertise and basic knowledge in e-mobility to 30,000 employees worldwide.