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At Hankook Tire, our proactive working culture enables us to identify and learn the most effective and efficient ways to work, breaking free from conservative ways to foster creativity and innovation.

At Hankook Tire, our proactive working culture enables us to identify and learn the most effective and efficient ways to work, breaking free from conservative ways to foster creativity and innovation.

In an effort to enhance our working environment, Hankook Tire has streamlined internal processes so employees can express their creativity freely and work more efficiently. To support our employees, we offer Proactive Fridays once a month and provide creative time for them to take part in activities such as the Proactive 1 GRAND PRIX and the Proactive Awards which actively develops the growth of our proactive leaders.

Proactive Friday puts their own plans into action

On a monthly basis, Hankook Tire employees are granted a special Friday to set their own agenda. These Proactive Fridays offer employees an opportunity to experience new activities which allow individuals and teams to reach their full potential. Hankook Tire team employees are encouraged to explore activities which elevate communication skills with colleagues, improve their talents, and foster creative ideas. As part of this initiative, Hankook Tire supports activities such as learning industry best practices, driving experiences and visits to exhibitions.

In addition, the company supports diverse activities for employees to obtain insights such as knowledge-sharing programs where each member of a team learns a different subject and shares key understandings with colleagues. Proactive Fridays enable employees to develop as Proactive Leaders with a progressive, open communication mindset, which drives autonomy and creativity. By freely investing their own time in broadening their experience and obtaining insights, employees can come up with remarkable ideas and achieve great things.


Proactive 1 GRAND PRIX empowers innovative heroes

Proactive 1 GRAND PRIX is a bottom-up approach suggestion program which encourages employees to come up with innovative ideas beyond their work area as part of their everyday routine.

In general, submissions range from ideas to enhance work quality and lower costs to strategic suggestions, all of which favor the steady growth of the company. All ideas go through an employee feedback and evaluation process for further development, and the best ones are implemented companywide.

Since September 2012, more than 20,000 ideas have been created resulting in substantial improvements. Proactive 1 GRAND PRIX 2.0 was introduced on March 2, 2016, with a major process upgrade.   

Proactive 1 GRAND PRIX is a driving force leading to the continuous growth of Hankook Tire though the active participation of all employees.

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Proactive Awards lead to greater synergy

Hankook Tire drives synergy by sharing the value and achievements of employees. Hankook Tire’s annual Proactive Awards give prizes to the individuals and teams which best demonstrate proactive leadership and achievement. Winners are selected from four categories—Leadership, Performance, Challenge, and Innovation—and are awarded cash prizes. These highly regarded awards target employees worldwide, and the achievements of the winners are shared through the company’s diverse communication channels. The Proactive Awards motivate employees to achieve extraordinary outcomes and encourage all Hankook Tire team members to pursue and fulfill new goals.

Proactive Award Categories

  • Leadership:  An individual who greatly enhances the achievements of an organization and develops talented
    people through Proactive Leadership.
  • Performance :  An organization which achieves great success.
  • Challenge :  An employee who uses progressive thinking to conquer new challenges.
  • Innovation:  An organization which achieves valuable innovation.

Proactive Workstyle is Hankook Tire’s unique working style

Hankook Tire’s unique Proactive Workstyle was introduced to encourage employees to have a work ethic suitable to the firm’s status as a global leading company, and then possess global competitiveness as members of a Leading Global Tire Company.

Through Proactive Workstyle’s main slogan, “Sharpen Our Business’ EDGE (Etiquette Drives Good Evolution),” all employees manage fundamentals such as work ethic, appearance, and etiquette as well as strategic thinking and goal management in proactive ways, while taking ownership of the work and grooming for Proactive Leader.

Proactive Workstyle’s contribution to Hankook Tire members is to have a sense of belonging s and pride and to the company is to accomplish mission and vision, and then facilitates to establish the foundation of Proactive Culture which is Hankook Tire’s unique company culture. 


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