How culture and community drive business growth at Bunnings

Whether you’re in it for the sausage sizzle, or actually on a home improvement journey, it doesn’t get much more Aussie than a trip to Bunnings on the weekend. And, with so many of us stuck at home during the COVID pandemic, it comes as no surprise that many turned to Bunnings for something to keep us occupied. But the 25.5% growth that Bunnings experienced off the back of the pandemic, would not have been possible if it weren’t for the focus on culture and community for Bunnings’ 44,000+ mostly frontline workers across Australia and New Zealand. 

Speaking at Workplace Transform ANZ last week, Managing Director Mike Schneider said:

“In times like that, you really need to find the strength and the resilience to be able to support your team, care for the people around you who you love and really make sure that you’re making good business decisions. As a company we’ve been able to pull together to support our team, with a focus of keeping our customers and teams safe, particularly in our retail stores. There’s a need to be really resilient, really focussed, and stay very committed to that idea of caring for the people around you, because in doing that, they’re caring for you as well.”

With Workplace from Facebook their go-to communication and connection tool across their entire workforce, Bunnings have seen their business go from strength to strength over the past 12 months. 

Read all about it on Mumbrella here and hear Mike talk about how his leadership has evolved on Workplace, and how they are driving culture and community on the platform at Workplace Transform here

Keen to find out about other epic businesses like Bunnings that are driving culture and community on Workplace? Check out Enablo’s other customer stories here. 



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