by Harriet Muir
Published on September 1, 2021

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. With so many of us stuck at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, it comes as no surprise that many of us turned to Bunnings to keep 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 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 Meta, the company’s go-to communication and connection tool for the entire workforce, Bunnings has seen its 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 his team 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 customer stories here. 

Meet the Author
Harriet Muir
Harriet discovered the power of Workplace when she rolled it out at a large energy company while in their internal comms team. Now she gets to bring together her love of collaboration tech and internal culture with her experience in marketing and storytelling as Enablo's Marketing Manager.

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