Sustaining a high-engagement culture requires a commitment to personal development. It is important to help people with varied skills and experiences work collaboratively and make a difference together and grow in their careers. The Ingersoll Rand business operating system provides our employees with the tools they need to master skills, collaborate, deal with conflict and solve problems as a team – in other words, to win.

The business operating system fuses employee engagement around customer needs with the commitment to practice, rigor and perseverance that make success possible.

Ingersoll Rand is also committed to organizational learning and leadership development. We strive to develop inspirational, courageous leaders with the skills to achieve results through teamwork and collaboration. We expect our leaders to serve as coaches, helping their employees improve their skills and competencies, and as role models for the personal behaviors that underpin a winning culture. Our employee ratings on whether our leaders model Ingersoll Rand values rose two points in 2015. In addition, our performance management process is a critical activity that ensures employees receive feedback on their objectives and competencies throughout the year. In 2015, 97 percent of our salaried employees completed a performance review with their manager.

Employees early in their careers gain exposure to leaders, experience leadership training and build their technical and functional skills. For experienced professionals and executives, we offer learning solutions that focus on skill-building in areas such as innovation, collaboration and business strategy. The centerpiece for these initiatives is Ingersoll Rand University (IRU). Founded in 2003, IRU offers a range of leadership development solutions, including custom executive programs developed in partnership with some of the top higher education partners in the world.