Throughout the semester I have explored how Marriott International has been successful for so many years. For my final post I would like to talk about what the iconic company is doing to maintain their successfulness in this every changing world that we live in.
The core values that Marriott International upholds are very solid. They insist that their employees exude them because they make up what Marriott is all about. It is like they say, “As we change and grow, the beliefs that are most important to us stay the same—putting people first, pursuing excellence, embracing change, acting with integrity and serving our world. Being part of Marriott International means being part of a proud history and a thriving culture.”
Although Marriott focuses on their never changing core values you can find consistent change in their development. For instance they were one of the first hospitality business to become a founding partner of IMPACT 2030, the global initiative for the advancement of corporate volunteering. Not only does this partnership encourage employees to give back it builds relationships within the communities they impact.
Another thing that Marriott has committed to is being sustainable. As a company they see the importance in taking care of the world that they are a part of. By 2017 Marriot could have over 5,000 hotels in over 100 countries adding over 235,000 new rooms to their company. Being green and building relationships with the communities that they do expand to is vital to the success of their company.
It has been very eye-opening to explore Marriott International through the semester. In the future I hope I have the opportunity to exude Marriott’s core values as an employee.
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