One of the teams was tapped to nurture and measure the empowerment of a people mindset before rolling out to the rest of the company. The pilot launch included half-day experiences, coaching and operating models to transform the team’s ways of working.
For example, some employees in this group were in 40-50 hours of meetings, with approximately ten hours of meetings a week outside of “working hours” and back-to-back meetings, without a break. The team launched two experiments to address this issue. First, they instituted virtual commutes with a five-minute gap between meetings. Second, the team moved meetings from outside to inside working hours as set in Microsoft Outlook. Teams were also given the tools to collaborate digitally to enhance the effectiveness of work happening globally.