In effect, we have our leaders teaching others to be leaders, resulting in a transfer of knowledge and skills," says Alan Barlow, director of HR.
The leadership programs are designed to create consistency in expectations across the different business units."We want to establish a set of leadership qualities that are consistent from one unit to the next so that people can move easily from one part of the company to another or from one position to another," Barlow
Ultimately, however, leadership is learned on a day-to-day basis."It's not the do-or-die situations that teach you leadership, it's the simpler things," Barlow
says." It's learning how to convey a sense of leadership to your employees during the normal course of work."
Through honest communication about the company and its goals, a commitment to hiring the best talent available, workplace flexibility and a focus on the development of employees, OSRAM SYLVANIA
has grown its HR
organization with the times.