More Self-initiative, less Hierarchy: Re-Thinking Leadership
Roche is currently on a journey of transformation. Not only the way in which we work together is changing, also our approach to leadership is being revised. To successfully establish a new understanding, the support of all employees is required. Anne Uebersax reports on her experience in re-thinking leadership.
My name is Anne Uebersax and in my role as an Integrated Strategy Lead I am dealing with our differentiated understanding of leadership on a daily basis, as we work together in squads in a cross-functional way and without hierarchical leadership. As a Squad Lead, it is my task to empower all members, provide them with strategic orientation for their work, and optimally enhance their development potential.
To ensure the company's success in the long-run, it is necessary to re-think leadership. Our new leadership understanding intends to support Roche in recognizing future challenges in the healthcare industry at an early stage, to be able to react quickly, and to continue to be perceived as one of the most attractive employers. We enable all employees to actively participate in shaping various areas, to stay open to changes, and to see them as an opportunity. These values are the ones that are required in a faster growing world, and to face new trends and circumstances in an agile and fast way - as the COVID-19 pandemic has shown.