a) Ensuring understanding of core priorities and communication training for all leaders.
b) Ensuring understanding of people differences, cultures, motives, behaviours through SDI model and roll-out across the organisation.
c) Change Management training and dissemination of new company values expected to impact behavioural changes.
The Changes: Increased cross-functional / cross-country effectiveness. Simplified communication. Increased level of feedback and ability to receive challenges. Full alignment on company strategic priority, strong restitution and understanding of why it was chosen.
The Benefits: Increased Team engagement and pride. Meet the stretched business target the 1st year. Target exceeded the second year. some Emerging Talent recognised and promoted outside their own country. European Company Award for accelerating one of the strategic products.
Herve Dussart, Country President Central Europe, AstraZeneca
Some of the key successes from the programme include:
- It was thanks to the discussions that we have had that encouraged me to apply for the new position and eventually I got a new assignment for managing Pharmacy Chains KAMs.
- What in particular I liked about the SDI profiling tool was the toolbox of behaviours that can be adopted for use with different personalities depending on their profile.
- Increasing my self-confidence within Senior Management Team leading to taking initiative/responsibility for important project building on my strengths (strategic analysis).
Krzysztof Kornas, Market Access Director, AstraZeneca Pharma Poland Sp. Z.o.o.
AstraZeneca Slovakia, having operated as an independent market became part of the Central European cluster of 5 countries along with Czech Republic, Hungary, Croatia and Slovenia. It was quite a change for our people to work in such a different environment where we faced new challenges including more exposure to leaders above market and communication and presentations in English. We realised that if we want be successful we have to do something to be accepted as people who know the business and who are professional in what we are doing.
Jan Miklos, Country Director, AstraZeneca Slovakia