The object of our international development and leadership programs is for high potentials and high achievers to gain a foothold in the Group, to keep them loyal to the company and to position them in suitable jobs. These programs focus on development of the upcoming leader generation and on support in coping with the challenges they face now and in the future. At the same time, the programs aim to enhance their sense of belonging, increase knowledge exchange and promote personal responsibility.
For 2019, 952 participants were included in the Global Talent Pool.
2019 saw the continuation of successful formats, ongoing improvements based on participant feedback, and the redesign of individual courses. After two successful rounds, we continued our state-of-the-art levelUP! executive program in 2019. In total, over 2,100 executive staff have already participated in this program. levelUP! is designed to help managers tackle future challenges and facilitate their own development journey. The main aspect pursued in 2019 was to focus on leadership in an agile context.