Building a Unified Global Business Through Learning Innovation at Brambles
Brambles Holdings is an Australian listed holding company with operations in more than 60 countries.
The organisation has over 14,000 employees and a turnover of US $5.5bn. The group’s global business is in pallets, plastic reusable crates and containers – with only 500 million pieces of equipment around the world!
A change of CEO 6.5 years ago (Tom Gorman) stimulated a culture switch to an operating organisation which had huge implications on previously semi-independent businesses. What happened next was:
- A new company mantra: “One business – One team”
- A drive for synergies and for the Group’s companies to speak to customers and suppliers with a common voice
- Changes included divestment from one business and acquisition of a better fit business in Germany
- L&D was very disparate and devolved
- Significant waste was occurring through duplication of provision and little local uptake of centrally procured systems and interventions
- A ‘not invented here’ mentality which had resulted in national companies creating local solutions to common group needs – and rejecting offerings from other group companies
- Employee engagement survey showed growth and development to be lowest factor consistently over 8 years
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