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International Fun at Work Day: L&P Edition

April 1st was International Fun at Work Day – a reminder that work doesn’t have to be a fun-free zone!

Studies show that having fun at work enhances communication, collaboration, and productivity. We spend a lot of time with our coworkers, so why not have some fun? We asked a few of our colleagues around the world to share how they have fun at work and with their teams:

In a world where connections are virtual and desks are miles apart, our team thrives on laughter that echoes through digital corridors. In our remote realm, every meme is a high-five, and every GIF is a nod of understanding. We’re not just a team – we’re a meme-dream machine that delivers on turning pixels into punchlines and delivering world class dad jokes one day at a time.
Ryan Fissinger, Manager of Service Desk, United States

“We sing some motivational local language songs together – it gives us a new team spirit to work efficiently and uplift our environment and mood. We often find hidden talents during these times! We also chit chat. If someone is feeling down at work, we have breakout conversations to combat tiredness.”
Women at Branch 0669, India

When we finish a call, we say, ‘Leg dich wieder hin‘ – ‘lay down again’ – as a joke to imply that our colleagues aren’t working hard. We also like to joke during our breaks and talk about what we did during the weekend or previous days. If the weather is good, we take walks together around our facility.
Andreas Wagner, Quality Manager, Germany

“During breaks, I have fun with colleagues through games, activities like walking, and sharing experiences. At least once a week, my team and I do something together to unwind, like having lunch, eating ice cream, going to the market, or holding a happy hour. We also hold special meetings on commemorative dates.”
Jackson Souza, Junior Planning Analyst, Brazil

Automotive India Celebrates International Women’s Day

Our Automotive team in India celebrated International Women’s Day with a cake cutting, talent show, gifts, and by sharing words of appreciation:

“It’s been a great opportunity to work with L&P. Right now, I am working as an agency employee, and I want to become a company trainee. I’m giving my best and expecting it every day because our company provides a safe and good environment for women.”
“L&P helps me in many ways. I am a single mom, and my job helps me meet my kids’ daily and educational needs. Also, the work atmosphere at L&P is very safe.”
“The respect for women at L&P is top-notch. My salary is delivered on time and the shifts are also very convenient for me and my family’s schedule.”
“L&P is a good company, treating agency employees like me well.”
Meena Kumari

Check out some of the photos from their celebration below!

Women at the branch showed unity by forming a human chain and figure 8 to mark International Women’s Day being on March 8.

Employee Appreciation Day at L&P

Our employees recently celebrated Employee Appreciation Day by giving thanks for one another and enjoying a variety of snacks and activities! Check out some of the photos from our teams’ celebrations:

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Sibi Chakravarthy (left) received an award for perfect attendance during the 2023 year. “It was an honor and pleasure to receive this award,” shared Sibi. “I have love and respect for my work, and I believe commitment towards our work will lead us to success.”

Zhaoqing, Guangdong, China

Wuxi, Jiangsu, China

Changsha, Hunan, China

Changchun, Jilin, China

Chongqing, Sichuan, China

Tianjin, China

Changshu, Jiangsu, China

Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Happy World Sleep Day!

March 15 is World Sleep Day – a day to recognize the importance of sleep and promote good sleep health.

Did you know that L&P holds more than one thousand bedding-related patents? As a go-to source for all things bedding, we enhance people’s lives with superior sleep experiences and appreciate the sleep health professionals who help people get a good night’s rest.

Like exercising and eating well, getting good quality sleep is a part of maintaining good health. If you’re interested in more information on healthy sleep, check out this page: Start Your Day with Good Quality Sleep.

Happy International Women’s Day!

Today is International Women’s Day! On this day, we celebrate the achievements of the women around us and raise awareness about the continued struggles for equality and gender parity.

This year’s global theme is “inspiring inclusion.” Inspiring inclusion encourages everyone to recognize the unique perspectives and contributions of women worldwide by challenging stereotypes, breaking down barriers, and creating an environment where all women are respected.

Here are some ways we can inspire inclusion in our workplace: 

  • Be an Ally: Support and uplift your female colleagues and help champion their voices. Listen to their experiences and validate their perspectives.
  • Celebrate Women’s Achievements: One of our values is Do Great Work Together. When one of us succeeds, we all succeed. Recognizing each other’s achievements promotes camaraderie and boosts morale.
  • Seek Women’s Input: Involve women coworkers in the decision-making processes. Their perspectives are valuable and contribute to well-rounded decisions.
  • Support Groups at L&P that Champion Women: The Women’s ERG’s mission is to raise the visibility of women, celebrate their unique contributions and perspectives, foster personal and professional development, broaden their support network, build allyship, and influence positive change.

Happy Employee Appreciation Day!

Today is Employee Appreciation Day! We want to say thank you to our team members all over the globe for your contributions, dedication, and resilience.

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Day

Today is Random Acts of Kindness Day. This day is about spreading positivity and kindness in the world. It is a day to remind us that we put people first by doing simple acts of kindness for others, whether it’s sharing a smile, paying a compliment, or offering a helping hand.

Today and every day is a great day to be kind. Watch how it makes you happier and inspires those around you!

Happy Lunar New Year!

The Lunar New Year is a time of new beginnings and joyous celebrations. It’s a time to reflect on the past year and look forward to the future with hope and optimism.

To welcome the Year of the Dragon and thank our dedicated colleagues in China, Sonia Smith, President of L&P Automotive, shared an inspiring Lunar New Year message on behalf of the Automotive Leadership Team. We’d like to share some of it with you:

“As we embrace the Year of the Dragon, let its fiery spirit infuse our endeavors. The dragon symbolizes strength, courage, and transformation. May we channel these qualities as we forge ahead, overcoming obstacles and reaching new heights. Just as the dragon soars across the sky, may our Leggett family soar to greater achievements, fueled by passion and determination.

To our employees and their families, I extend warm wishes for the Lunar New Year. May this year bring prosperity, good health, and joy. May the dragon’s energy ignite fresh ideas, foster collaboration, and illuminate our path. Let us celebrate not only the turning of the lunar calendar but also the turning of our own narratives filled with hope and good health.”

Wishing you a happy and prosperous new year!

L&P Automotive India Celebrates the New Year

Our Automotive team in India welcomed the new year with a cake-cutting celebration. During the event, the team took time to appreciate everyone’s hard work and raise a toast to new beginnings. They’re excited to start fresh, go forward with positive attitudes, and focus on collaboration.

We invited a couple of team members to share their reflections:


Saravanan, Quality Department, shared, “I’ve been with L&P for 14 years, and I’ve become a better version of myself with my peers’ and managers’ support and guidance. I am happy and proud to be a part of Leggett & Platt.”


Ramkumar, Manufacturing Engineering Department, shared, “I’ve had opportunities to learn and develop myself during the past eight and a half years with L&P. Even though there have been challenges, my time here has been fabulous—L&P is a great place to work.”

Thank you to our Automotive team in India for putting people first and doing great work together!

Happy New Year!

We wish you and your loved ones a year filled with health and prosperity!