What was the challenge?
Porter Davis, an award-winning home builder in Australia, was entering a new phase of growth. With a new CEO and strategic plan, senior leadership understood that transforming their approach to employee development would be crucial to achieving their business goals. They knew that the secret to higher performance and engaged employees was to have a plan for developing people – no matter where they were on their personal learning curves.
What was our solution?
Porter Davis partnered with Boston Global to launch World Leaders 2020, a structured two-year program to strengthen leadership across the organization. Working closely with Porter Davis, Boston Global developed a plan to strengthen management skills and firmly embed a culture of learning. The program included leadership assessments, group workshops and online skill-building modules from Harvard to allow busy team members the flexibility to learn at their own pace. Individual coaching provided the ongoing support needed to allow each employee to get support to learn, experiment and grow on the job.
To encourage collaboration and help team members approach old problems in new ways, Boston Global introduced a design thinking approach at the beginning. Throughout the rest of the program, skill-based projects and assignments were rooted in on-the-job challenges to help team members apply their learning directly to the business.
What were the business outcomes?
In less than a year, Porter Davis began to see a cultural shift towards demonstrating a growth mindset, skilled problem-solving, and improved communication in meetings and discussions. Managers have observed better prioritization and time management as team members learned to align actions with clear goals and priorities. By thinking and working across disciplines, and redefining its approach to leadership, Porter Davis has been able to better leverage its talent and develop a stronger platform for success.