Samsung Electronics Leadership Center Inspires Both Work and LeisureShare open/close
Based in Yongin, Korea, about an hour’s drive from Seoul, the Samsung Electronics Leadership Center (SELC) welcomes visitors. This campus is the perfect environment to train employees from around the world — to build their creativity and give them the skills they need to manage a company that’s a global leader in IT. The Leadership Center opened just over a year ago, in June 2014, and has training facilities that can accommodate up to 2,000 people a day.
It’s not only about work here. There are plenty of classrooms and collaboration spaces for formal learning, but the sprawling, 82,645-square-meter site also has creativity lounges, a gym, libraries, a concert hall, meditation rooms and a small park. That’s because the Center’s purpose is not simply to train employees: it’s the home of the next generation of creative leaders.
The Center brings together Samsung employees from many cultural and linguistic backgrounds. They come here to share Samsung’s vision, culture, and strategies, and grow as the next generation of corporate leaders. There are many specialist training programs, from research and development to manufacturing expertise.
Even on weekends, the Leadership Center does not lie idle. Since March, the Center has been filled with life on weekends, doubling as a leisure space that’s open to the families of Samsung employees. You can see families enjoying picnics or strolling along the park’s trails, while others go to the movies or concerts, practice yoga, or meditate. So far, more than 6,000 people have visited the center during weekends to relax, recharge and enjoy some quality family time.
At the heart of the Center’s cultural complex is the concert hall, which can sit up to 1,200 people. Samsung employees, their families and local residents are invited to come and listen to orchestras and ensembles performing here.
For Samsung, this is only the start. There are plans to develop the weekend programs and make the Center’s infrastructure as good as possible — because leadership is not just about inspiring employees, it’s also about inspiring the wider community around Samsung.
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