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“Management by Objective” Cufflinks
Hewlett-Packard’s emphasis on “management by objective” permeated throughout the company. Employees embraced this mantra so much that cufflinks were designed with the company objectives imprinted on t ...
“Management by Walking Around”
Bill and Dave practiced an innovative management style that included “Management by Walking Around” or MBWA, shown here being practiced in the company’s Loveland, Colorado, facility. MWBA assumed that ...
35 Years Pin: A Lifelong Relationship
Even as opportunities in Silicon Valley dramatically grew throughout the twentieth century, Hewlett-Packard’s values and culture enticed many people to spend their entire careers with the company. Thi ...
A Bonsai for the Boss
In 1977, Kyoko Sagimori of Hewlett-Packard’s Santa Clara division gave Hewlett-Packard a glass bonsai tree. A glassblower who pursued art in her spare time, Sagimori crafted the item on lunch breaks a ...
A Little Reminder: HP Values
This foam squishy toy gave employees a chance to reacquaint themselves with the company’s values while squeezing out some stress.
A Real Team Player: Yas Shimoguchi
Yas Shimoguchi (left foreground) was reportedly the first Japanese American ever hired by Hewlett-Packard Company, but his legacy at the company goes far deeper than that. Yas joined HP in 1951, worki ...
Avoiding Layoffs: Nine-Day Fortnight
In 1970, the entire electronics industry was in a severe recession. Hewlett-Packard was not immune, but where other companies were implementing layoffs, Hewlett-Packard implemented the famous “nine-da ...
Barcelona Business: HP Production Facilities
By the 1980s, Hewlett-Packard’s production facilities had evolved drastically, but the company’s peripherals division in Barcelona demonstrated how the emphasis on open floor plans and individual spac ...
Celebrating Life’s Milestones at HP
Office camaraderie extended beyond work tasks. Hewlett-Packard employees have a long history of celebrating life’s major milestones, including baby showers for some women coworkers.
Codifying the HP Way: Sonoma Meeting
By 1957, Hewlett-Packard had grown too large for Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard to be personally familiar with all of the company’s personnel and operations. To ensure the company’s values would contin ...