As our talents are our most valuable asset, we place a lot of importance on continuous learning and development. To enable all of our people to be successful, we have a strong focus on leadership development. We therefore offer a wide range of leadership development programmes focusing on everything from the fundamental skills which new leaders need to attain, through to the more advanced skills required of experienced leaders, e.g., understanding how to create a motivational work environment.
Over the past year, our internal training institute Leadership Academy has increasingly focused on personal development, and at the same time we have had an increased focus on how to ensure not just high performance within a team, but also sustainable performance. To us, sustainable performance is about making sure that our talents can effectively deliver on certain work goals while at the same time maintaining a focus on personal well-being. Our mental and physical health is vital. Beyond this, studies show that a focus on sustainable performance is crucial when it comes to creating and maintaining a strong learning culture, which is also a top priority among both current employees and future talents.
To achieve sustainable performance, we are dedicated to creating teams with a high level of inclusion, respect, commitment and psychological safety. To ensure we meet this aim, psychological safety is an important ingredient in our new training course: Leading High Performance Teams. In Leading High Performance Teams, we therefore focus on teaching our leaders how to foster a psychologically safe environment, where everyone feels secure that they will not be punished for speaking up about their concerns, ideas, mistakes or asking questions.
After evaluating our final pilot regarding Leading High Performance Teams, we are now ready to launch an improved version for all our leaders with responsibility for a team, with the first programme starting in September.