In a spirit of mutual trust and within acceptable limits, each employee strives to achieve the Corporation’s goals with a minimum of supervision. Managers have the freedom necessary to make this fundamental quality the engine that drives them on a daily basis. Supported, encouraged, given responsibility rather than being controlled, employees are entrusted to act in the best interest of Cascades, as if they were running their own business.
Cascades firmly believes that success lies first and foremost in the hands of its employees, tolerance is nothing less than a fundamental quality. Cascades believes that mistakes are part of the learning process, and that tolerance is essential to a team’s overall development. To develop autonomy, an employee must try, even at the risk of being wrong. For Cascades, the most powerful motivator is responsibility, which also leads to commitment and a sense of accomplishment. This sense of belonging motivates people to do what needs to be done, rather than mechanically following a job description.
All Cascaders must:
- Make good use of the flexibility they are granted and demonstrate rigor
- Focus on objectives and achieve goals with minimum supervision
- Be able to work alone when necessary, make decisions and assume the consequences