Simone Kloss
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The shared value of empowering employees to make social change happen

The shared value of empowering employees to make social change happen

When you work in a business environment, you know about sales figures and business objectives. There is sometimes pressure to succeed, to become better, to outscore anyone else. Working for the adidas Group can be competitive and equally rewarding when you put your heart into it.

But on top of that, there is something this company offers that has little to do with PowerPoint presentations and marketing objectives. It’s a completely different layer to fulfilment and for many it might be even a lot more rewarding than a well-laid plan coming together: By taking part in one of the adidas Fund’s community involvement programmes employees get the chance to grow and develop themselves far beyond laptops and sales figures.

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Stephanie Graeber
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Retail is detail – why putting clothes on hangers matters

Retail is detail – why putting clothes on hangers matters

When I started having Retail as a business partner almost 3 years ago, I never really was able to understand why these people would go so crazy about pictures from our stores. They literally bombarded their audience in every meeting. With a captivating gleam in their eyes they would say “doesn’t this look beautiful”… “this is what good looks like” … “we need more flawless execution like this”. To me, it just all looked, um, er, well … like a store. After 3 years, my perception has changed.

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Cindy Zhou
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Shake department stereotypes off and do it in adidas Group Style (Part 2)

Shake department stereotypes off and do it in adidas Group Style (Part 2)

We live in a world full of stereotypes. In a company with employees from over 70 different nations we see every day that clichés are not always veracious. Therefore, inspired by fashion blogs, we compared styles: department stereotypes vs. the adidas Group style. Check out our first part as well!

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Seth Maxwell
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The journey of a sneaker: A Designer’s process

The journey of a sneaker: A Designer’s process

Hello again from the Reebok design team! I, Seth Maxwell, am continuing my blog series to provide you with an inside look into Reebok headquarters’ design floor. As a member of the Design Apprenticeship Program, I have come to more adequately understand what it takes to create outstanding fitness products. While the process may take several twists and turns along the way, it ultimately all boils down to a designer drawing a simple sketch.

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Michelle Louise Wilkinson
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Five career planning tips for a new year!

Five career planning tips for a new year!

As we come to the end of the year and start thinking about 2015, many of us like to reflect on what we want in our career for the coming year, whether it’s a new job or the same job with new challenges. This post is about a few of my top tips for your career planning in 2015. It will also be my last leadership and career blog for this year; I hope you have enjoyed the series throughout 2014.

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