Course abolishes business boundaries at building firmOn 26 Mar 2002 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Senior managers at John Mowlem are being given training to improve theiroverall understanding of the business after the construction firm diversifiedinto building services. The company branched out following several acquisitions last year. Thetraining course was set up to ensure managers understand both sides of thebusiness. Julie Wright, HR director at John Mowlem, believes the course will help thetwo sides of the company work together. She said: “The course has been really successful. It has encouragednetworking, helping to share and spread good practice across the whole groupand allowing individual departments benchmark against each other. The training is a mixture of classroom-based learning and project work inareas including business self-awareness, leadership, strategy making,delivering strategies through business plans and practical skills. In the final six months of the course managers take secondments into theopposite area of the business to get an understanding of how the whole companyoperates. Wright said that one of the programme’s objectives is to encouragecross-divisional movement at senior management level to create a real transferof knowledge between the different parts of the firm. About 20 managers are in their second year on the programme, and another 20are lined up to start the course next year. Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.