Stena Leadership Program, Ready 4 Anything
ENVISIONING THE FUTURE - LOOKING FOR TRENDS IN A NEW WAY
In an increasingly fast-moving world, it is important to keep track on what is happening in the outside world to capture future threats and opportunities. Envisioning the Future, one of the modules included in Stena's Ready 4 Anything leadership program highlights new technologies, behaviours, megatrends and scenarios that will impact the business – and how to create new exciting business opportunities based on that.
”In order to be prepared and stay relevant in the future, we need to increase our learning rate and make sure we are constantly updated. We need to be curious about what is happening in the outside world and be able to imagine the consequences of different scenarios when it comes to everything from geopolitics to new technology trends”, says Ida Lööv, program manager for the module.
Envisioning the Future is a completely virtual module, beginning with a start-up meeting and ending with a workshop where the participants are presenting their newly acquired knowledge and insights within a Stena perspective. New knowledge is obtained in the form of articles, videos and scenarios, where everything is available digitally at https://r4a.stena.life.
The work is carried out in smaller groups with the purpose of mixing companies, areas of expertise and experiences. As a bonus, this also creates new networks within the Group.
”When we put the groups together, we connect participants who do not know each other, from different companies, areas of expertise and, if possible, also from different countries. We also try to challenge everyone to choose an idea that is not linked to their own company, but to Stena at large”, says Ida Lööv.
The result from the module is then presented on the site so that more people can take part of it. Some ideas also contain interesting business opportunities that could be developed and used in the long term.
” We have already received several interesting proposals, which we could take further in the future”, says Ida Lööv.
The new leadership program Ready 4 Anything develops Stena’s future leaders
Leaders at Stena are responsible for developing their employees, the business and themselves, which requires new skills as the outside world changes. The new Leadership Program Ready 4 Anything (R4A) is another step along the path towards positioning Stena’s leaders to capture the opportunities of the future. The program is divided into six modules, which are given on an ongoing basis and which are aimed at all leaders within Stena.
VOICES FROM TWO PARTICIPANTS
Trader, Stena Oil
”I saw the course as a good opportunity to learn more about new subjects that I did not know so much about before – among other things, I have realized what immense potential there is in blockchain. The external analysis was also great. In addition, it was a fun challenge to try to apply the new knowledge in business cases that Stena can benefit from. I also liked the fact that the course was online, which meant you could plan the work yourself and find the time easier. I can strongly recommend others to take part in the course – and have already advised several in doing so.”
Manager Financial Control, Stena Bulk
”As a leader, it is important with curiosity, openness and knowledge of new technology so that you can inspire others – and this course has really contributed to that. It has also given several ideas about different things we could do in Finance. When it comes to practical matters, I also like that the course con-tained so many different learning techniques, as making research by yourself, self-studying where you got to read and listen, working in teams as well as a written part. Working with people from other companies in Stena has also been valuable. With this rapidly changing development in technology and other areas, I believe we need to increase our work over corporate boundaries even more in the future.”
|Don’t miss out!||Modules in Ready 4 Anything that you can sign up for right now:|
|Exploring the Golden Minds 26-27 August, 1-2 October & 27-28 November|
|Gain or Drain 3 September, 22 October & 5 November|
|Envisioning the Future 8 October-5 November, 19 November-17 December|
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