Practical tools for top leaders & the matrixed middle

“During the follow-up virtual coaching sessions I’ve been impressed with how people have shared lots of examples of how they are using the tools”, Susanne Irving, VELUX Group L&D

With 10,200 employees operating in 40 countries, the VELUX Group decided that to serve their customers effectively they needed to move from a hierarchical, siloed organization to a global matrix. This required a shift of culture and behaviours (e.g. attitude to risk, control and cooperation), and developing a common skill set, mindset and language throughout the organization for working in a matrix. For many, this meant a loss of control, but with higher levels of accountability, and a corresponding need for more innovative ways of working. Global Integration has supported the VELUX Group on this mission since 2014, and they have embraced the changes required.

Solution: practical tools for top leaders & matrixed middle

Multiple programmes have run since 2014 including: ‘Light Up Leadership’ for the Top 100 leaders, ‘Making the Matrix Work’ for the Top 100 Supply Chain and ‘Passion for business’ for over 400 managers across the globe (and counting), focusing on areas such as how to:

  • Understand the VELUX Matrix organization and the reasons behind it
  • Embrace different perspectives, apply a constructive approach to reach common goals and solve challenges and dilemmas
  • Influence through knowledge and insight rather than formal reporting lines
  • Network – getting (only) the right people “around the table” to ensure accountability and effective decision making
  • Lead in a business environment with increasing ambiguity and pace of change

Delivered through a mix of keynotes and 2-day workshops with context setting from senior leaders, online learning and virtual follow-ups, plus cohort communities created on Yammer.

Impact: inspired managers armed with practical tools

  • 98% agreed or strongly agreed that they will have the opportunity to apply the training in practice
  • 100% felt motivated to continue working with the subjects covered in the training

“Very useful toolbox to deal with matrix management. Some tools that I will start using immediately”; “This is perhaps the best training I ever had in VELUX.”

We asked our clients why they chose to work with us, they told us there were 5 key reasons

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"We inspire and enable people to succeed in the increasingly connected organization - through training in virtual teams, matrix management and agile & digital leadership."

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