IKEA culture reflects Swedish roots coming from Småland in southern Sweden. People living here are hard-working, down-to-earth, help each other and live in a close contact with nature around. These aspects are translated into eight IKEA values that make us who we are and shape everything we do.
Our shared values and strong culture make IKEA unique, both as a place to work and as a brand. In each and every IKEA unit you visit around the world, you find colleagues with the same IKEA values. A bunch of straightforward, innovative, creative and common-sense problem-solvers, who are constantly trying to find better ways to get things done.
Our key values
Togetherness is at the heart of the IKEA culture. We are strongest when we trust each other, pull in the same direction and have fun together.
We are constantly looking for new and better ways forward. Finding solutions to almost impossible challenges is part of our success.
We want to be a force for positive change. We have the possibility to make a significant and lasting impact – today and for the generations to come.
We are not like other companies and we don’t want to be. We like to question existing solutions, think in unconventional ways, experiment and dare to make mistakes.
As many people as possible should be able to afford a beautiful and functional home. We challenge ourselves and others to make more from less without compromising on quality.
We are proud of giving and taking responsibility. Trusting each other, being positive and forward-looking inspires everyone to contribute to development.
A simple, straightforward and down-to-earth way of being is part of our Småland heritage. We are informal, pragmatic and see bureaucracy as our biggest enemy.
We see leadership as an action, not a position. We look for people’s values before competence and experience. It is about being our best self and leading by example.