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The Secret to a Successful Business Culture with Mauro Gregorio (podcast)

Mauro Gregorio joins me to describe Dow’s corporate work culture, diversity and inclusion program, and welcoming atmosphere. He recounts his first job and responsibilities at Dow and what he learned while holding an entry-level position. He explains the importance of humility, asking for help, and ensuring someone is there to help. Mauro also discusses how the pandemic initiated changes in the workplace—particularly in how we work—and how it disrupted the way we value work relationships.

Mauro is the President of Performance Materials & Coatings at Dow, a chemical manufacturing company operating since 1897. Dow runs the Performance Materials & Coatings group—one of the three key businesses—with annual sales of over $9 billion. Mauro has been with Dow for almost four decades and has held various executive positions. As President, Mauro specializes in business strategy, international markets, and executive management.

“Having the humility to ask for help is important and having somebody on the other side willing to help is critical.”- Mauro Gregorio

This week on Executive Decisions:

  • How Mauro got started with Dow and what his first job was like
  • The best part about being in an entry-level job
  • How Mauro developed his customer-centric mindset
  • The critical learning moments that build values and objectives internally
  • How Dow developed a flourishing culture of diversity and inclusion
  • Dow’s diversity program and how it stems from management
  • How Covid-19 changed the way we connect and relate to each other
  • Why social media makes succeeding in a career intimidating
  • Mauro’s hobbies outside of work and his passion for astronomy
  • Mauro’s thoughts on learning every day and being motivated

Our Favorite Quotes:

  • “People don’t tolerate an environment not conducive to fun and being welcoming.”- Mauro Gregorio
  • “We need to embrace the feedback and change if the feedback points us to an issue that needs adjusting.” – Sarah Delahanty
  • “Successful effort is creating great frameworks for people.” – Sarah Delahanty

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