We want to facilitate and encourage a smooth integration of our teams, operational practices and systems. Fundamentally, we want to combine the very best of our cultures and ways of working.
Our Buddy System is one way to support such integration. It has been designed to provide a support network for our managers and colleagues who need it, so that they always have someone to reach out to understand how things work and where to go to for help.
So, in the first instance, we have mapped out buddies for our senior leadership group to support the cascade of information and ‘know how’ for the relevant corresponding teams. However, anyone at any level can request a buddy – we do strongly recommend a buddy per team where appropriate.
We are mindful that matching buddies to teams and individuals will be specific to the needs of specific roles/ departments and alongside this, geography and language will play an important part in getting the matching just right.
To manage buddy requests quickly and in the best way, we therefore ask that you email buddy@DFDS.com with
- Your name and job title
- The part of the business you work in, including the name of your department and your location
- A brief description regarding what you do and the teams you interact with
From here we will do our best to match you up swiftly with the most suitable buddy.