I'm Carole Viaene,
Head of Global Expansion & People Transformation Lead at ActioGlobal.
It's been a month since I joined ActioGlobal and what a ride it's been.
I decided to join ActioGlobal because they believe in the power business and work has to change the world and to do good, and so do I. Companies impact day to day lives in many significant ways, and they can be used to shape the future, especially a sustainable one.
But what does that mean, really, “shape the future”?
Many of you have asked me:
What is it that you do?
What is it that ActioGlobal
ActioGlobal deals with so many pain points of companies all at once, that it’s hard to condense it all into one simple answer!
From what I’ve seen the last month, from what I’ve heard from CEOs and leadership in our client companies, I’ve come to understand the following 5 points:
1. They solve growth and transformation issues systemically
2. They require leadership from
(We’ve all been to the annual “let’s give each other feedback” or “brainstorm” workshop. We all know we’re not really committed if we don’t trust our manager to organize follow-ups to really implement it.)
ActioGlobal orchestrates that difficult change with the leadership team and makes it very clear: if you’re not on board, this will not fly. If they are not on the same page, the story doesn’t continue. They need leaders to lead. And they are experts at navigating this with diplomacy, patience, and most of all: inspiring consultants that are able to persuade many bright heads of a common goal.
3. They created their own patented operating system and have proof of concept
I see CEOs that are fans, not just clients. They say: “I could not imagine working the way we used to work.”
4. It liberates leaders from the burden and pressure of finding a solution and having to break the status quo on their own
Leaders are grateful, because thanks to ActioGlobal, they can shine in their own way. They can use the way of working, and implement it in areas they understand more than anyone. They truly lead, because they are the ones making it happen. ActioGlobal provides objective metrics to take both easy and difficult decisions.
5. By asking a company about the future, they create a cultural change that’s already needed
What we humans really desire (whether you’re an employee or CEO) at work, is this: an efficient place to work, with clear objectives. Having an impact with our talent. Getting that applause when you’ve reached your goals. Getting support when you don’t. Meritocracy. Wellbeing. Candor. Clarity about company strategy. A place where you can grow, learn, and have great relationships with colleagues. Fair yet challenging metrics. Tactics. Solving things.
It’s something many leaders don’t know they need, or don’t know exists, but it’s what the whole company really needs to grow and transform, in many ways.