Leading our Future
Trustpower is preparing its people for the future by fostering leadership in all parts of the organisation.
In its seventh year, the idea of fostering a learning philosophy encourages collaboration, adaptability and openness.
General Manager People and Culture, Melanie Dyer, says it is about everyone in the business taking responsibility for their leadership.
“Our approach is designed to improve feedback loops and make better decisions, faster,” says Melanie.
One of Trustpower’s platforms for developing leadership skills is a programme called “Leading Our Future,” which involves learning by doing. Participants are coached and supported as they tackle a multi-disciplinary group project.
About 120 of Trustpower’s 837 staff have been through the programme in the past six years.
Melanie says the only prerequisite is an appetite for learning.
“Trustpower’s people are always encouraged to ask questions and offer ideas, no matter where in the organisation they work or what their experience is,” says Melanie.
“We know that, to prepare for the future, we have to be open to learning and collaboration. This will allow us to keep innovating and successfully navigate new challenges.”