HOT INNOVATION AREA: L&D
Schneider Electric has chosen to focus on creating a work environment that will help its business and people flourish by using an approach that involves “positive psychology, neuroscience and emotional intelligence as the fundamental pillars” of the strategy. The team pointed to two initiatives as the highlights of their efforts in L&D. First is the Strengths-based Positive Leadership philosophy for work and individual development. The team adopted the R2 Strengths Profiler from the Centre of Applied Positive Psychology, which equips them “to identify authentic and energising strengths” in their staff. Flourish, Ignite and Illuminate – Schneider Electric’s flagship leadership and talent acceleration programs – are designed to promote growth mindsets among leaders. Leaders are inspired to build strategies for resilience, and are given the tools needed to empower their staff. The program has been a considerable success: in one instance, a manager was able to help his team raise their engagement score from 36% to 72% following the application of the tools and techniques learned from the program.