In a male orientated industry the management team of G4S Sweden are challenging traditional perceptions about security and reinforcing the view that diversity leads to better decision making.
With a management team that comprises an equal split of men and women the business has captured local media interest and was featured in a recent edition of “Skydd & Säkerhet” (‘Safety & Security’). The article included comments from a number of senior women who explained that they were attracted to work for G4S not just by the roles available, but also by the culture, the values and the opportunities to progress in the organisation. Women hold a number of senior operational roles as well as functional ones, several of them rising through the organisation from positions as security officers to their current positions as senior managers. This diversity appears good for business with strong results for the year.
As Thomas Lundin, Managing Director points out, it is all about having the best people regardless of their backgrounds. He comments, “We operate as a modern company that has prioritised skills and has a good mix at all levels. This helps in our analysis and discussions about the situations and opportunities the business faces. Ultimately this leads to better decisions and results”.