Partners In Leadership LLC, the firm that guides clients in defining Key Results™, shaping Cultural Beliefs®, and solving Accountability Gaps, releases its third publication of The Edge, a C-Suite journal that disrupts common thinking around culture management. The journal provides practical examples, case studies, and time-tested practices from organizations with world-class cultures and esteemed contributors, Ford Motor Company and PETRONAS among them.
IT executives from American multinational automaker Ford Motor Company Jeff Lemmer, Vice President and Chief Information Officer, and Rekha Wunnava, Director, PD and Manufacturing IT, share insights from their journey to reframe culture around the growing interest in mobility, finding new and more ways for people to move. Ford IT has maximized corporate agility, improved demand management, and implemented more efficient workflows in order to achieve global cohesion.
“The industry is seeing the rapid maturation of new technologies and, as a result, witnessing an evolution towards mobility,” Wunnava says. “We realized that a robust operational strategy cannot make up for a disengaged or disharmonious workplace culture.”
Datuk Md Arif Mahmood, Executive Vice President and CEO, Downstream Business, PETRONAS, shares what it took to deliver Malaysia’s Pengerang Integrated Complex (PIC) safely, on time and within budget.
“Developing and constructing a mega project of this magnitude requires more than strategy, resources, and people,” said Arif. “The 60-month journey is already on a stretched timeline. At peak of construction, we had more than 63,000 workers from 60 different nationalities at site. It was challenging and required strong commitment from everyone. With the spirit of “One Team, One Goal” we have made what was thought to be impossible, possible.
In response to the 52,000 mergers and acquisition deals announced worldwide in 2018—with 70-90% failing—Senior Partners, Jared Jones and Tanner Corbridge, share their expertise on how engaging a culture strategy can save a workforce’s mergers and acquisitions. Craig Hickman, Futurist and SVP of New Product Development, and Mark Grosser, Director of Learning and Innovation, explain how to elevate problem solving and implement speedy solutions by maximizing a company’s most valuable untapped resource: the collective brainpower of employees.
Case studies highlighting the process of attaining an agile and accountable workforce also appear in The Edge. Novelis shares how they mastered getting accountability right in their culture transformation and achieved a 26% increase in profitability, 471% growth in cash flow, and 300% Return on Capital Employed.
Other guest writers include Becton Dickinson’s VP, North Supply Chain, Gail Ciccione, and IDEMIA’s Global VP Culture & Engagement, John Scott. Partners In Leadership contributors include Sheina Laws, Product Manager, Indexes and Assessments; Christa Martin, Executive Editor; Ron Paul, Ph.D., Senior Consulting Partner; Tracy Skousen, Senior Partner; Kirsten Blakemore, Senior Consulting Partner; and Mattson Newell, Senior Partner.
“Developing a culture that thrives in the age of disruption demands an agile, aligned, and innovative workforce. The Edge provides insights to starting this development and getting the jump on the competition,” said Barton. “If you’re a C-Suite Executive, you need this.”
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