company Hitachi has launched a programme of psychological coaching for its
senior managers in a bid to retain the most talented bosses and change certain
aspects of their behaviour.
far, 18 managers have taken part, and anecdotal evidence – coupled with
360-degree evaluation – point to positive changes.
firm has used occupational psychologists from Pearn Kandola to develop a more
consistent and personalised approach to developing staff in senior positions.
workshops have focused on interpersonal styles, feedback skills and preparation
for a new personal development plan.
HR department at Hitachi also wanted to demonstrate commitment to staff at a
time when the semi-conductor industry is experiencing a slow-down.