Last week we were joined on The HR Congress Podcast by Sankalp Sharma, the Global Head of Talent Management and Organizational Development at Signify.
In 2014, Philips announced its intent to divest the lighting business which had been a part of the organization for many decades. This led to the formation of a new stand-alone company, one complete with a unique new brand and name – Signify.
As leaders in this new organization, Sankalp and the HR leadership team were tasked with not only redefining the talent and leadership agenda, but putting this into practice over a short period of time to ensure business, talent, and succession continuity. A process that is still ongoing, Signify’s transformation case study is an intriguing example of how to build a new organization to compete in a modern market.
Throughout the conversation, we cover; Signify’s divestment from Philips and the particular challenges this provided HR and the organization, how Signify was forced Signify to carefully redesign their leadership and talent agenda to reflect the shifting nature of the industry, and the importance of Signify’s new branding efforts.
Sankalp will be speaking at The HR Congress this November in Nice in the Organization & Leadership Track with a session entitled Leadership Lessons From a 128 Year Old Start Up
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