Case / Yves Rocher
The leadership development solution “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” gives leaders around the world tools to lead both themselves and their employees towards success and a sustainable working life. Anneth Dyberg at Yves Rocher shares her experiences and insights.
One of the most compelling books ever written, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, have empowered and inspired readers for over 25 years and played a part in the transformation of millions of lives, across all age groups and professions.
The company FranklinCovey has created a leadership program based on the book that many companies around the world work with, including the beauty company Yves Rocher.
Anneth Dyberg is the HR director for operations in the Nordic region and works actively with the concept. She came into contact with The 7 Habits during an in-house training for all HR managers at the head office in Paris and felt that very much of her experience in leadership fell into place and took on a manageable form and process.
– We are on a journey of change and want to challenge the current situation, old habits and behaviors, and then the seven habits are just right. I really like how you first look at your private victories and then move on to shared victories and a mutual dependence to succeed and achieve more.
At Yves Rocher, she has trained the management team and managers at different levels in the seven habits, and believes that the concept has worked extremely well and, among other things, given them a common language.
– Especially when it comes to change management, where you need to keep the process together so that it does not become scattered and inefficient, this is very valuable. Everyone is involved when we talk about “Begin With the End in Mind”, for example, a meeting, to Think Win-Win solutions or to move on to proactivity when we are stuck in putting energy into things we can not influence, says Anneth Dyberg.
The seven good habits include both leading oneself and leading others. Good self-leadership is often the basis for then being able to lead others in a good way. In this way, a whole is created that strengthens itself going forward.
– In internal measurments we see that the commitment has gone from 50 to 80 percent in the Nordic region, which is a fantastic development for which we have the seven habits to thank.
Important aspects in the change work are to clarify the goal, involve and create understanding in everyone and to do things in the right order. Here Anneth Dyberg sees that the seven habits are invaluable tools for working in a structured and successful manner.
The training begins with a review of the theories, but is mainly devoted to practicing the habits together and then reflecting together – what is the learning here and how can we use it in our daily work?
– You need to incorporate the theories into your daily work life for them to give you something. When you tell others about this and listen to their reasoning, something happens. We get a look at what the theories are really about. They become real and can really make a difference.
At Yves Rocher, Anneth Dyberg will work with continious training within the seven habits, primarily for the leaders but then for all employees at the entire company. She points out that the tools get full power after they have been repeated a number of times and matured a bit, and therefore sees it as a long-term plan.
Anneth Dyberg says that not least the seventh habit, which aims to create a sustainable working life, has been highlighted as very important. It encompasses all the other habits in a nice way, by focusing on the whole person and the whole life. In times of ill health and burnout, harmonious employees are a key factor in both succeeding as a company and contributing to a good society.
– And the nice thing is that you do not have to begin with everything at once instead you can start by changing just one habit and actually notice a difference. When you start you realize how everything is linked together in an obvious way, Anneth Dyberg concludes.
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