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  • 2018 Corporate Responsibility Report

Manager performance reviews continue to be revised

Our “Lead to win” performance and development process is a Group-wide, systematic process for the assessment and development of our managers. Our performance review includes an annual feedback process in which employees from all hierarchy levels have had the chance since 2018 to rate the leadership behavior of top-level managers. The objective is to assess the manager’s potential and derive concrete development plans. Since 2017, we have been focusing on the manager’s individual development and strengthening the feedback culture. The process is modular in design so that preferences and situational circumstances can be taken into account.

“Lead to win” is based on our binding leadership principles “Collaborate,” “Innovate” and “Empower to perform” as well as our Guiding Principles.

Starting in 2019, we will likewise use the “Lead to win” process for our employees who are not covered by collective agreements. The process has also been rolled out at a number of national companies for all employee groups. The goal is to establish a globally consistent process. Our existing “Compass” process for employees who are covered by collective agreements and civil servants in Germany will remain entrenched at the Group. For the first time in 2019, however, the process can also be completed digitally, which makes a huge contribution to sustainability.