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Improving the work environment to foster talent development

The question :

How to create a work environment that helps managers to better develop their teams?

The client’s starting point

  • An international automotive supplier realizing that the current work environment is not adapted to help managers develop their teams
  • Robust Talent Management tools, but not very well known by managers
  • A corporate culture that does not place enough emphasis on self-development

Akoya Consulting’s answer

  • Conducting 5 workshops (United States, Mexico, China, Germany, France) to understand the perception of Talent Management by managers
  • A comprehensive audit of the working environment of managers and identification of the main obstacles to talent development
  • The iterative formalization of a group vision on Talent Management and the definition of the behaviors expected from managers
  • The development of a detailed roadmap to define a suitable work environment, in line with the defined target vision.

The whole story


Our client, an international automotive supplier, was having difficulty setting up a working environment that would allow managers to truly develop their teams, despite a real investment by the HR department.

Akoya Consulting conducted workshops in 5 countries and on 3 continents to understand the obstacles related to the current work environment that were preventing managers from properly developing their talents.

Despite a common desire to do well, the workshops revealed several blocking factors including lack of time, lack of communication about the new program, and lack of talent development skills.

The firm therefore proposed a consolidated vision for talent development and identified the major projects to be carried out within the group to create a more suitable working environment. A detailed roadmap enabled the client to take action on topics such as the redesign of the criteria for evaluating manager performance, co-development between peers and the feedback culture.