The largest investment that a large company can make is in human resources and the best innovation, in addition to technology, is the one involving the perfect use of the employers' skills.
Developing the potential of each employee, creating a comfortable environment where one can work with motivation, sharing values, and desire for growth in respect of the customer and the product offered, are the activities that will allow companies to emerge and provide better and better services.
For this reason, Idromeccanica Lucchini has long started a strategy aimed at optimizing human resources. It is a process that is both delicate and exciting at the same time, allowing the company and the staff to get to know each other better and discover or rediscover talents and inclinations to direct and target in the best direction.
The work carried out
The work is employee-centered, but with a view to corporate growth, in order to enhance the characteristics of the individual for a further improvement of the team results. Recognizing the specific leadership skills within one or more production sectors, understanding the concept of emotional intelligence in order to enhance and focus it on the ability to problem-solving, highlight and enhance soft skills of individuals from a team perspective, are the main objectives of a long work that starts from the study of the value of individuals and which is then divided into the ability to manage this incredible wealth of skills that Lucchini employees possess.
What Idromeccanica Lucchini is after
In addition to the values already present, Idromeccanica Lucchini has identified the skills necessary to start a continuous path of growth and which at the same time are in line with the corporate values. An ideal employee (or collaborator) at Idromeccanica Lucchini, employed in the commercial, administrative, technical-design or production areas, must therefore be able to:
- Take responsibility
- Manage risk and uncertainty
- Keep calm even under pressure
- Be a team player
- Effectively manage time
- Pay adequate attention
- Adapt to changes
- Be ambitious and have plans for the future
- Be passionate
- Possess emotional intelligence
The company line is in fact about providing the customer with solutions and services focused on enhancing the business. For this reason, Lucchini needs "skilled" people, who know their role, but who also know how to interact better with the rest of the team and leaders who are capable detectors and coordinators of the skills of any individual in the best possible way.
The strategic idea is to generate a management pull that takes responsibility and the commitment of reorganization and internally develop the company, then extend this same concept to the external supply chain of suppliers and collaborators. After an introspective corporate journey and with the awareness of the abilities, an internal reorganization is necessary which must necessarily go through an agile, straightforward, and functional internal communication , with the fundamental aim of a better service for the end customer. As already mentioned, this change is not going to happen only from within but will span over the entire supply chain of service and material suppliers. The renewal process must involve all company areas and therefore it will be necessary to start different development tables with different project leaders, but with one corporate direction.
The expected result of this first phase is the creation of a more comfortable and safer environment for all workers, so that employees and suppliers find greater motivation and, at the same time, greater safety and clarity about the tasks to be performed. Internal dynamics will be improved and efficiency and productivity - increased. Yet the fundamental resource of this part of the century, the most precious one that should become less rare thanks to an organic reorganization of work, will certainly be time. More time available also means a chance to improve not only the economic aspects, but the investment and study opportunities to look for new markets and technologies. A better company climate will be a further incentive to use the time gained.
Defined and measurable objectives
In order for all this to happen in the best possible way, Idromeccanica Lucchini must set defined and measurable objectives over time. A management pull must therefore draw up a structured planning and control plan of objectives and procedures. As a result, there will be an ultimate management with planning and control of objectives, budgeting and performance; above all with the identification of internal and external resources useful for the target. In addition to the company, this process will be directed towards the related industries for the maximum sharing of company values.
Environment and eco-sustainability
The reorganization of Idromeccanica Lucchini's staff will also be followed by a protocol to improve the company's environmental impact. Today Lucchini has already been following precise guidelines for energy saving, but a disciplinary code of ethics for the environment is currently underway. Not only the company must be green and eco-sustainable, but also the new products will be designed, being in the design phase now, to have a low environmental impact.
This transition phase places Idromeccanica Lucchini at the forefront and rather attentive to contemporary issues. Keywords such as virtuous management of human resources, enhancement of potential, internal communication, planning and measurability, optimization of resources, eco-compatibility, will make Idromeccanica Lucchini a company projected into the cornerstone of the 21st century.