Motorola affectionately refers to its employees as Motorolans and describes its culture as entrepreneurial. In the 1980s, Motorola developed Six Sigma, a business-management strategy that adopted a martial-arts ranking system to define organizational hierarchy. Employees are mentored and challenged by in-house coaches of higher rank.
The company has a corporate-responsibility program, which includes reducing carbon emissions. The Motorola Foundation focuses worldwide on education, communities and the environment.