Our client is a global ASX Listed Company with its top tier of leaders in Australia and the US. The company grew rapidly in recent years through acquisition. While systems and processes were integrated into a cohesive whole, leaders continued to operate in silos. Key to the successful implementation of a new strategy to ‘win in every market’ was the move towards much more collaboration across the global business.
Seventy of the company’s top leadership converged in Melbourne for a 3-day leadership conference. The Global CEO engaged SMG to design and plan this leadership event and the subsequent plan to drive collaboration across the business.
The 3-day leadership conference served as a launch-pad for the ongoing development work. It became clear that a critical success factor for the formation of a culture of collaboration was ownership and accountability driven from the top. As a result, SMG designed the various elements of the leadership conference and then coached the executive to deliver them. The delegates left the conference as empowered and aligned advocates of a culture of collaboration.
Over the course of the year, SMG worked closely with the executive to ensure the implementation of the action plan formulated at the conference, including the co-creation and dissemination of a bespoke leadership development framework centred around collaboration.
The company’s annual engagement survey showed that leadership had improved on every metric at an average of 10 points, including:
- Leadership effectiveness and impact
- Overall engagement levels