Schneider Electric employs over 135,000 people in more than 100 countries. Silos is a common challenge that many enterprises face, and when employees are dispersed across nearly every continent, there’s often an added layer of complexity. But at Schneider Electric, people aren’t limited by physical boundaries or geographic barriers.
The enterprise leverages Open Talent Market to dynamically assemble teams and staff projects based on who is the best fit for the opportunity, regardless of where they’re located. As a result, Schneider Electric employees have ongoing opportunities to collaborate not only cross-functionally, but across the globe as well.
Summlar describes the powerful results that the organization has reaped by tapping into their entire global talent pool. As an example, he explains, “In our New Zeland organization, we posted a project and the person who got assigned to it was based in India, so someone we would have had no idea existed inside our company helped us unlock additional productivity.”
This sense of connectivity can be particularly important for employees based in regions that are separated by significant time zone differences, such as the Pacific Zone where Summlar is located.