[Serial reports] A God-Given Workplace that Prepares Dinner for Employees’ Families

 Award Photo. Roche Denmark won first place on Great Place to Work in Denmark list in 2012.

Award Photo. Roche Denmark won first place on Great Place to Work in Denmark list in 2012.

 

Roche Denmark is located in Hvidovre, near Copenhagen. The building’s architecture is rather plain. It is a simple and clean three-story building with a not-so-impressive garden. However, this Roche Denmark, an affiliate of global Roche corporation, received a very special award in 2012. It was recognized as the No. 1 Best Workplace in Denmark. This is a prestigious award given by a global organization called the Great Place to Work Institute. Roche Pharmaceuticals employs about 100 people, including pharmacists, sales and marketing people, and more. It ranked No. 6 in 2006 on the same survey, but within 6 years, it has risen to the top.

While I was waiting for my visitor’s pass at the front desk of Roche Denmark, I started wondering, “I am entering a god-given workplace, a workers’ paradise. Since Denmark is happiest country in the world and this is the greatest place to work in Denmark, this must be the happiest workplace in the whole world. What makes this place so special?”

I cleared my head to stay more focused than usual. I wanted to figure out whether I could apply what I learn here to companies in Korea as well as to OhmyNews.

* To read entire article in English :http://omn.kr/1y5k  (by Yeon-ho Oh)

* To read entire article in Korean :http://omn.kr/1y5h (by Yeon-ho Oh and Min-ji Kim)

* To see relevant video: http://omn.kr/1xwz

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