Whirlpool Creatives isn’t like most employee resource groups that serve as a way to connect workers at the home appliance maker.
That’s because it isn’t one.
Christopher Gregory, a senior industrial designer and one of seven core members for Whirlpool Creatives, refers to it as an affinity group.
“It’s a loose term, but we’re just an association of like-minded creative individuals,” Gregory said. “By definition, we don’t have official members, which is great because it reinforces the fact that we’re open to all people who want to discover more about their creativity.”
Whirlpool’s employee resource groups are created to get workers acquainted with one another, while having a select philanthropy in the community. The groups’ memberships normally include company employees only.