Beyoncé made it into a catchy song. We all sing it with ease, don't we? But she touches a sensitive point. Gender equality is a hot issue these days. A battle that started over 100 years ago.
At their nurseries Marginpar aims to empower everyone. "We make no distinction between men or women. But we do take pride in the fact that more than 50% of the employees are women. In addition, we see a turnover of only 3% in our staff. We do a lot to keep them happy. To start with, we call them 'value adders'. Everyone adds value, and is of value."
"The Kaizen management system, in which we work 'bottom up' instead of 'top down', gives a great sense of responsibility and ownership. 'Trust' is an important element at Kaizen. It allows us to see our people grow. We stimulate growth within the organisation. In this way, someone who enters Marginpar unskilled can grow into a management position. Like our Teresa."