The European business of a global healthcare company needed to transform its operations. The loss of previously successful products, patent expiries, and different government health care restraints & pricing policies all contributed to a situation in which the business needed to transform its European operations and develop a market position based on new technology, new products and new therapy areas.
Identifying strengths and threats… as the same thing
One of the organisation’s key strengths was a work force the majority of whom were mature, dedicated and technically knowledgeable. Long service was a prominent feature. It was considered however that, given the degree of change abut to happen, this strength might actually constitute a potential threat to the whole transformation process.
Seeing very clearly the difference between what had been ‘business as usual’ and the brave new world to come, the European General Manager asked Vybrant to work with her and her leadership team to build the skills necessary to see the transformation through successfully.
Design and implementation of a leadership development programme
An initial period of consultancy, meeting and interviewing the leadership team and other members of staff led to the design of a development programme for the leadership team containing a number of different elements.
The initial work went deeply into the effects of change on people and organisations, the qualities required of transformational leaders and developing behaviours which positively impact other people. The team also worked through a structured and facilitated process to produce a clear and inspiring vision for the new organisation.