Increasingly, technology helps us manage our information and communication needs in a faster and simpler fashion.
As a leading international company, Prysmian is dedicated to securing the most up-to-date solutions, allowing its people to connect with the company systems needed to support their long-term business objectives.
Stefano Brandinali, Group Chief Information Officer, has indicated that big challenges lie ahead, such as how to use Big Data within the company or how to take advantage of the potential of Internet of Things (IoT). The Group IT department recently published a new strategy to drive the development of technology capabilities over next years, based on four strategic pillars. The goal is to combine tradition and innovation supported by a strong and collaborative execution.
The first pillar is called One, as SAP One client, a trusted resource-planning application that facilitates process harmonisation and standardisation. The second is Business Proximity, encouraging IT to develop a consultancy-style approach and be considered a partner in every area of the business. The third pillar is a “Cloud first” approach. Broadband allows us to work in the cloud whenever we want to increase our flexibility and improve our security. The fourth is Digital Transformation that will introduce the concepts of Industry 4.0, leveraging the potential of IoT, augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing, Smart Office. Brandinali explains that the purpose is to create a hybrid landscape with the right mix between the virtual and physical worlds, all with the aim of optimising the way people work. “For example,” he says, “we are working on the digitalisation of all the company documents, making them easily retrievable through a ‘Google-like’ search engine.”
In conclusion, in the future we will have to address the focus of IT more and more from Processes to People to ensure that our organization can be even more agile and effective.
Viewpoint is a new project launched by Prysmian Group, created in partnership with Milan’s prestigious SDA Bocconi School of Management, with the aim of better understanding how employees perceive Prysmmian as a working environment. It will look at its effectiveness, but also at how it operates as a team. As part of this project, Prysmian conducted its first employee engagement survey. It achieved high participation rates – more than 5,900 white and blue-collar personnel were invited to engage, with a response rate of more than 64%.
The results showed that Prysmian Group has a positive working environment, which many employees would highly recommend to friends. A strong emotional connection to the company also emerged, reflecting a high level of engagement and commitment, as already evidenced by large-scale participation in the employee share purchase programme, YES.