Sony values employee communication. A corporate culture of good communication benefits employees in many ways. It fosters trust, enhances awareness, and spurs personal and professional growth, all of which lead to further value creation. Sony keeps the lines of communication open in its workplaces and provides many spaces where employees from different workplaces can get together. These initiatives are designed to enhance communication, in accordance with the spirit of freedom, open-mindedness, and progress that Sony was founded on and continues to embrace today.