Cultural diversity within our teams

     

 

JEAN-BAPTISTE MORIN
Chief Talent & Organisation Officer - Regional COO, Lagardère Travel Retail

 
 


RAISING MANAGERS' AWARENESS OF HOW STEREOTYPES CAN CAUSE BIAS WHEN MAKING DECISIONS

Lagardère Travel Retail operates in 32 countries across four continents, and its very activity means that it experiences the cultural diversity of its various business partners every day. As a result, it is naturally required to promote multiculturalism among its workforce and take a socially responsible approach that allows its women and men to communicate and discuss matters more effectively, despite language barriers and the diversity of cultural behaviours at work.

This approach starts by raising everyone's awareness, at all levels of responsibility. It enables the company to understand the various values systems and behaviours that lie beneath its cultural diversity. Initiatives in this area include training courses about how stereotypes can cause bias in decision-making, which were provided to the whole management team in 2016, before being rolled out to executives in the company's operational entities.

 

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Group HR seminar, June-July 2016 – Crécy-la-Chapelle (France)
Group HR seminar, June-July 2016 – Crécy-la-Chapelle (France).

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Lagardère's values and corporate culture are founded on two pillars: its rich and varied history and the commitment of the people, past and present, who represent it.

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Created in 1992, Lagardère is an international group with operations in more than 40 countries worldwide.
It employs some 28,000 people and generated revenue of €4,439 million in 2020.
Since 2018, under the impetus of the Group's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Arnaud Lagardère, the Group has undergone a strategic refocusing around two priority divisions.

 

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Message from Arnaud Lagardère

2019 was a year of transformation and refocusing for the Lagardère group.
Our strategy is now concentrated on two priority areas: Lagardère Publishing, our power engine, and Lagardère Travel Retail, our growth engine.