Accenture is teaming with Siemens IT business partners to help them develop the interpersonal and business skills required to influence change and take end-to-end responsibility for IT projects and services. A new behavioral model and competency framework identified the key qualities to cultivate in business partners: trusted advisors, successful leaders, reliable business enablers and disruptive influencers/challengers. The team then designed a development program to train approximately 600 IT business partners globally over 24 months.
Highly qualified Accenture trainers are working closely with Siemens to tailor a blended approach of innovative methods, incorporating neuroscience research that met their needs and made the learning experience interactive, engaging and sustainable. Methods combine Social Styles© Tracom, design thinking, value proposition, storytelling, leading change, enabling powerful conversations, coaching and conflict management. Siemens added functional and technical topics to complement the big picture. Learning formats consist of self-assessments, face-to-face workshops, webinars, peer-group interaction and self-learning.