In an unparalleled and innovative 24-hour livestream event Dentsply Sirona engaged with more than 13,000 employees worldwide to discuss the company culture and its purpose “to make people smile”. From a TV studio created in the middle of the company’s production facility in Bensheim, Germany CEO Don Casey and members of the leadership team connected with 90 global sites to talk about how the company culture and purpose supports their work and facilitates a focus on the customer.
Charlotte/Bensheim, December 5, 2019. From November 20th into the 21st, Chief Executive Officer Don Casey, together with Chief Financial Officer Jorge Gomez, Chief Commercial Officer Walter Petersohn, Chief Segment Officer Bill Newell, Chief Supply Chain Officer Dan Key and Chief Human Resources Officer and Communications Lisa Yankie hosted an all-company event for over 24 hours. The event called ‘DS24hours’ addressed employees all over the world in individual sessions, reaching more than 13,000 employees from more than 90 global sites on five continents. The event also reached more than 58,000 people on social media platforms, such as Facebook or LinkedIn.
“‘DS24hours’ was a unique experience unlike anything that we have done before”, says Don Casey, CEO of Dentsply Sirona. “The energy and motivation of all employees around the world to contribute to our culture was amazing. It’s great to work for this company and to make people smile all over the world.”
The goals of the event were to create awareness for the importance of the shared company culture and engage with employees globally. During the 24-hour event, employees had the opportunity to get in touch with the leadership team, ask their questions and to talk about the company purpose of how to empower dental professionals all over the world to provide millions of patients with better dental care.
From a TV studio in Bensheim, Germany, which was especially set up for this event in the middle of one of the world’s most modern dental production facilities, the sessions were broadcast as live video stream to company sites around the globe. Each of the one-hour sessions was tailored to the questions and expectations of each region. Don Casey and his executive team addressed hundreds of questions employees submitted about how to create an inspiring work environment and put the customer at the center to achieve excellent results.
Argentina, Australia, Brazil, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Poland, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam and the United States were just a few countries which participated in this dialogue and shared their experiences.
This was a special and inspiring experience for all our employees. ‘DS24hours’ demonstrated the great commitment of our management team for an inspirational and transparent company culture and how our employees engage by putting the customer at the center of everything we do”, says Lisa Yankie, CHRO and Communications at Dentsply Sirona.
An inspiring place to work
As an industry leader, engaged employees are key to the success of Dentsply Sirona. The company invests a lot in its employees and ‘DS24hours’ underlines the commitment of the leadership team to enable an open and inspiring work culture. Offering global career opportunities and a variety of training and development programs to employees helps Dentsply Sirona continue to achieve market leadership and earn the reputation of being an employer of choice. Dentsply Sirona knows the importance of personal development, job satisfaction, and maintaining an inclusive, safe and healthy work environment. Employees at Dentsply Sirona have many opportunities for training and development and, as a company with a large international footprint working in many locations around the world, the talent development program is built around the concept of working as one global team.