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Automotive

We have worked in the automotive sector for the past 40 years, designing and delivering several bespoke award-winning programmes.

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Shaping the future of automotive

The pace of change in the automotive sector is rapidly increasing, and we are witnessing accelerating technological transformation and changing consumer tastes and demands, resulting in an industry that bears little resemblance to the reality from a decade or two ago. 

Already on the world's roads are vehicles that directly consume no petroleum-based fuel, that can navigate busy city streets without human intervention, and that serve not just a single owner but hundreds or thousands of ride-sharers.

In our experience, the current challenges facing the automotive industry include:

  • Supply chain disruptions and the semiconductor shortage
  • Upskilling EV technicians and the switch to electric vehicles
  • Changing societal trends, with many people seeking alternatives to their everyday car use 

In order to succeed in this rapidly changing landscape, automotive organisations need to combine tactical short-term actions with long-term initiatives that tie to a larger strategic vision, such as partnering with tech companies to deliver customer-centric digital services.

The themes we are picking up from working with OEMs and other players in the automotive industry include the following:

  • Building capability for more effective, focused conversations to support problem-solving and innovation ('dialogue for change')
  • Making hybrid working more effectively across the organisation
  • Leadership agility in the face of uncertainty (including empowering people through a coaching approach)
  • The critical role of diversity to the future of organisations

We are experts in creating agents of change, cultures of innovation, and leaders who thrive when confronted with ambiguity. We have created unique development solutions to suit the needs of our automotive client portfolio, which includes CarviewJaguar Land RoverGoodyear Dunlop, and Forvia

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Results across the automotive sector

Business ROI: A 131% stock market value increase in the two years following 2000+ managers participating in a development programme.

Empowering leaders: 80% of leaders improved their ability to include and trust their teams and reduce micro-management. 

Early talent: 14% improvement in graduate competency levels when measured against their internal behavioural framework.

Collaboration and innovation: communication between departments became easier and more effective, with a sense of solidarity among managers.

Strategic planning: "There's a real sense of us identifying, connecting, and working together as an Executive Team. We left feeling collectively excited and energised in the significant work that has been progressed to shape the future direction for our business."

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The days where employees follow a single leader are gone. The growing need for new skill sets means you need to attract and retain a diversity of talent, managing the transition from traditional manufacturing to a workforce who can navigate the changes and drive innovation.

Our consultants will work with you to understand your long-term strategy and short term tactical actions. Only when we have understood what you need to succeed in this challenging landscape will we propose a custom programme strategy. Your leaders, teams and talent will engage in a training journey that is hands-on, impactful, and focused on delivering tangible outcomes—benefitting both individual growth and your company’s progress.

Case Studies

Transformational Leadership

Transformational Leadership Development at Forvia

An award-winning, global, blended program

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Talent Management

The Toyota Way

Section Manager Development Programme

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Transformational Leadership

Leadership development at Chery Jaguar Land Rover

CJLR Senior Manager development journey

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Emerging Talent

Emerging talent at Jaguar Land Rover

Graduate development

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Transformational Leadership

Virtual leadership development at Forvia

A virtual experiential learning journey for leadership transformation

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Change Management

Change management at Carview

Developing middle managers so that they can lead and facilitate change.

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