MIT and Glassdoor Study Names Cummins a Culture Champion

Cummins earns top ranking for diversity
Oct 14, 2020 3:30 PM ET

Cummins, a global leader in industrial power, is one of just 21 companies named “Culture Champions” in a study led by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting websites.

The study looked at nine key cultural values for employer success. Cummins ranked first of more than 500 U.S. employers for promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion, No. 7  for promoting a culture of integrity, and No. 18 for promoting a culture of respect.

“Culture is often about tradeoffs,” said Donald Sull, the Lead Researcher for the project and a Senior Lecturer at MIT. “But Culture Champions buck this trend, excelling across multiple cultural dimensions at once. They win medals in multiple sports.”

The study by the MIT Sloan Management Review focused on the values of agility, collaboration, diversity, execution, innovation, integrity, performance and respect. Cummins has long promoted a culture of diversity and inclusion, dating back to longtime Chairman and CEO J. Irwin Miller. Miller supported Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 March on Washington while leading the National Council of Churches in addition to the company.