Equal. Inclusive. Diverse. Good words. Even better when it works that way.
This isn’t just common courtesy, it’s common sense. Putting our very different heads together is the best way we’ve found to tackle challenges, solve problems and meet our goals – together. Everyone can contribute. Working this way really goes back to our IKEA roots, in the rural countryside of southern Sweden where people had to pull together just to till the rocky fields and survive.
‘A simple, straightforward and down-to-earth way of being is a part of our Småland* heritage. We believe in people and respect each other regardless of position, gender or background.’ That’s a quote from our IKEA key value of ‘Simplicity’ and goes hand in hand with another of our values: to be ‘different with a meaning’. So, you should find an open atmosphere here, where you can dare to be different, try something new and ask not only ‘Why?’ and ‘Why not?’ but also ‘What if?’
What’s so unique about you – and every individual – makes IKEA better and adds a new dimension to everything we do. That’s why we recruit and welcome a wide diversity of people, because a great mix of minds, talents and unique personalities not only makes us stronger, wiser and better, it’s also the best reflection of our customers worldwide. After all, our IKEA vision is to ‘create a better everyday life for the many people’.