Less is More
One of the common challenges we face in every aspect of our business is to provide more value at less cost. We have been on this journey for several years in Information Technology (IT) at Celanese; and as much of the low hanging fruit has disappeared, we are now facing a significant enemy that we must take on: complexity.
As we zero-in on a target total cost of IT services for the company, we have multiple paths. One path is to change services and sometimes service levels. Another is to be more productive in supporting all we have. But the most compelling path is to…
Giving Back to the Community
No matter our role at Celanese, we are among those in our communities who have resources – whether it is money, time or talent – to give back to the many who are less fortunate. It makes me very proud when I read the many stories from around the world where employees generously donate to their communities in various ways. It might be cleaning up the environmental, volunteering at the local food bank or community kitchen, helping out in a classroom in Dallas or Tarragona, or building a home, as was recently featured on our company’s Facebook page. There’s a long list of recorded examples of Celanese employees giving back, and I know that is supplemented by many more of you who give back in ways we’ll never hear about.
Though I struggle to hammer nails in straight and can’t tell you when to use a mitre saw or a circular saw, I have been welcomed into…