A French FMCG explores how innovative companies engage their teams towards change and drive performance

A fundamental pillar of transformation in a company – and probably the hardest one – is to change the mindset of leaders and employees. Through this, we can make the entire organization recognize the need, and engage them towards change.

But what ways can a company drive engagement towards change? How do digital pionneers, from technology giants to startups, up to legacy companies undergo their digital transformation, manage their talents and drive employee engagement to increase ownership?

That was the challenge of one of our clients.

We’ve interviewed and organized visits of a selection of inspiring companies, from digital pioneers to technology giants and accelerators. These agents of change shared which methodologies they use to keep their teams engaged during a Learning Expedition we organized on that topic in July 2016 for 60 employees of our client. The visits were followed by a debriefing workshop to bring a constructive discussion in the company.

During this learning expedition, participants learnt from the experience of a dozen of innovative companies about the leader’s crucial role in developing company culture, mission and vision, the importance of recruiting like-minded people and communicating transparently about performance, how to create an environment of trust and openness, how to use Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) to engage employees, how perks and symbols have the power to send strong messages about the culture of the organization and much more.