Raman Trikala is clearly proud of his team. When the head of WACKER’s Indian subsidiary goes through the offices, he sees many youthful faces. Around 50 men and women belonging to Wacker Chemie India Pvt. Ltd. and the joint venture Wacker Metroark Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. work at Wacker House in a suburb of Mumbai. “Perhaps they haven’t traveled much. But nonetheless they are globally oriented and extremely ambitious,” says Trikala.
The team puts a lot of emphasis on promoting the intercultural skills of young colleagues. This includes organizing courses on living and working in Germany. “These courses help colleagues understand the differences between both cultures. For example, in India, being late for a meeting is acceptable, whereas in Germany, it is not,” says Trikala.
On the other hand, birthdays are celebrated very conscientiously. Each employee is presented with a cake on their special day. A big investment is made in the workforce in other ways, too. Happy employees mean higher motivation levels and increased productivity at work. Family Days and joint celebrations are firmly entrenched in the schedule. For Trikala, it is an incentive “to see a lot of happy faces in the offices.”