Client Case: Microsoft Skype

VISION ROLLOUT & LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Top: giant event template that was populated during the program by all 150 participants with strategic insights. Middle: one of over 20 breakout groups. Bottom: Participants were from the Skype office in Palo Alto, CA. The event was conducted at the San Francisco Zoo.


Top: giant event template that was populated during the program by all 150 participants with strategic insights. Middle: one of over 20 breakout groups. Bottom: Participants were from the Skype office in Palo Alto, CA. The event was conducted at the San Francisco Zoo.

Profile

  • Skype is a global division of Microsoft specializing in internet telephony.

Outcomes            

  • Leadership improvement and greater cohesion in Palo Alto office, smoother integration of Skype into Microsoft.

Purpose

  • Engage all Silicon Valley Skype employees in a new company vision and set of company goals to aid culture integration with Microsoft
  • Position second tier supervisors to lead their peers more effectively

Participants & Process

  • Over 150 employees from Skype’s Palo Alto office
    One-day event to engage with corporate leaders and a new vision. 

Project Team:

Products

  • Large stage backdrop that participants built upon during event
  • Team level initiatives aimed at rapid adoption of new directives
  • Leadership development tools and templates

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