Breakfast with EMT

First Quarter 2017

First Quarter 2017 Breakfast with EMT Hilti South Africa

In April 2017, Hilti South Africa began a new initiative to encourage communication within the organisation and this was tagged 'Breakfast with EMT'. This new initiative involves a forum for questions and answers in a Breakfast setting with members of the Executive Management Team.

The purpose of this was to:

  • Empower employees: - EMT members to share the company strategy, direction and results in an intimate session.
  • Engage: - Network with staff and connect with the employees, to ensure a highly engaged workforce.
  • Enable Employees: - with information, participants can ask business related question to the EMT. Participants can also submit discussion topics prior the event.
  • Interactive discussions between at least two EMT members and employees.

The feedback from this was overwhelming, here is what some of the employees had to say:

Area Sales Manager

Was the purpose of the breakfast achieved?

Yes, I believe it gave us an opportunity to discuss important topics that were pertinent to each individual.

Did you feel your concerns were heard?

Yes, I believe they were heard, including both the positive feedback as well as the concerns.

Did you get any insights into the inner workings of the EMT?

Yes, it did give me an insight into the strategic direction we are headed.

Wesley Black - Area Sales Manager, Hilti South Africa
Wesley Black
Field Engineer

Was the purpose of the breakfast achieved?

Yes, this created an open and transparent platform where relevant concerns could be discussed as well as get current feedback on matters.

Did you feel your concerns were heard?

Yes.

Did you get any insights into the inner workings of the EMT?

Definitely, managing an organization of this size is extremely challenging and sometimes certain aspects has to be sacrificed in order promote other areas of more strategic focus. Understanding the reasoning makes it more clear why certain decisions are taken.

Tertius Swart - Field Engineer, Hilti South Africa
Tertius Swart

Deslan Chetty - Field Engineer

Hilti South Africa Field Engineer - Deslan Chetty

 

I feel the purpose was achieved and there were interesting discussions that took place. I wish we had more time, but I thoroughly enjoyed it.

 

Functional Contributor, Tool Service Support Team

Was the purpose of the breakfast achieved?

The purpose was achieved as some of the employees felt that EMT was not visible enough, they were too far away and there is no interaction in between the hierarchy.

Did you feel your concerns were heard?

Yes I do, but we will see with the results especially when it comes to communication from the EMT perspective.

Did you get any insights into the inner workings of the EMT?

Yes but the session was more focused on HR related topics than other aspects, maybe it’s because the head of HR was present.

Nhlanhla Legodi - Hilti South Africa
Nhlanhla Legodi

Lourenco Menezes - Account Manager

Lourenco Menezes - Account Manager

 

I really believe the purpose of the breakfast was achieved. We were given time to discuss our concerns openly and also gained further insight into the EMT decision making process. I truly enjoyed it, and learned a lot about HR's inner working, as well as concerns from the EMT regarding new hire procedures. I also believe this process allows the EMT to gain further insight into the way the 'people on the ground' feel about their decisions.

 

meet and greet

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    Members of the EMT

    From left, Vijay Menezes - Logistics Manager Darren Chetty - Sales Director, Construction Central

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    Human Resources Department

    From left, Human resources Director - Nokonwaba Maseko, Kreasan Gounden - HR Generalist

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    Engineering Department

    From left, Tertius Swart - Field Engineer, Deslan Chetty - Field Engineer.

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The Dialogue

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    Finance Director - Given Mabena

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    Kevin Dupuy - Area Sales Manager

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    Captivating interactions

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The breakfast

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    Breakfast is served!

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