At FMO we strive for an open culture and organize various formal and informal gatherings for staff throughout the year. We were proudly ranked ‘Best Employer in the Dutch Financial Sector’ by research company Effectory and VNU Media. For more information on this please refer to the Our People chapter.
An important initiative in 2012 was the development of FMO’s next four-year strategy, a process in which employees were deeply involved. A core group of managers developed the strategy in close cooperation with a larger employee group around it. FMO directors and managers first consulted with inspirational figures outside the bank in order to generate input for the strategy. This input was then used, along with further market research, to take the strategic development process further. This inclusive process typifies FMO’s team-oriented way of working. It not only created enthusiasm but also a better understanding of and commitment to the new strategy.