Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion

We believe that creating a work force and a workplace that values diversity and fosters inclusion is pivotal to promoting innovation and increasing productivity and profitability. Our goal is to continually support and nurture the large number of Northrop Grumman employees whose backgrounds, characteristics and perspectives are as diverse as the global communities in which we reside. We are committed to leveraging our organizational diversity through teamwork, cross-functional collaboration and joint ventures to help us meet and exceed our business goals and ensure our role as a leader in our industry.

We are very proud of these efforts. We hope you will find the information on this Web site useful and informative, and gain a better understanding of why diversity and inclusion are part of Northrop Grumman’s core values.


As Northrop Grumman continues its expansion into the global marketplace, it is imperative that we embrace and commit to a culture of inclusion that respects the cultural norms where we do business. This commitment helps us achieve and sustain our top performance goals. By leveraging diverse teams with different work styles, problem-solving techniques, ideas and local cultural norms, we create innovative solutions and superior products that maintain our leadership in technology worldwide.

Understanding various cultural settings where we do business is fundamental to developing an inclusive mind-and-skill set. For that purpose, we have implemented a cross-cultural competency resource that is available to all employees. GlobeSmart covers over 90 countries and helps expatriates and business travelers increase their awareness and understanding of local business skills, customs, culture, traveling details, names, phrases, calendar of holidays and celebrations and much more.

Included in this resource is a self-assessment on individual work styles that can be compared to others globally. This helps all of us adapt to different work styles and influence key relationships with customers and colleagues - a key skill known as the “platinum rule”, i.e., treating others the way they want to be treated. To build it requires curiosity and openness to difference and a reliable source of information.

We understand that a website will not transform our culture alone. Therefore, we will be augmenting GlobeSmart with a variety of workshops and coaching solutions that enhance individual and team learning at a deeper level.

To access GlobeSmart, please click here and follow instructions as a new registrant.

You will be taken to a registration webpage and after you register, you will arrive at the Northrop Grumman landing page for GlobeSmart.