first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Marconi crisis led to training changeOn 4 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today The crisis at telecoms giant Marconi last year prompted the creation of acomprehensive online learning programme, according to the firm’s vice-presidentfor leadership development. Dina Consolini said the online learning project was introduced to improveand standardise staff development after the slump in the telecoms marketsforced the firm to axe 8,000 jobs worldwide in November 2001. “If it hadn’t gone so badly wrong we probably wouldn’t have come downthis route. But because of the situation it has come to the attention of theCEO,” she said. Previously, training used traditional methods, with classroom learningdistributed locally and varied depending on location. “Traditional training is just not sufficient to deal with the needs ofthe company and online learning provides an effective global alignment. It’salso more time and cost effective,” she added. Marconi University was launched last summer, drawing on learning expertsfrom around the company to offer a worldwide training network. The firm alsodeveloped an in-house executive coaching programme and a PDP system. Consolini, speaking at the IQPC HR Measurement conference, also said thefirm would outsource more of its administrative HR. Comments are closed. last_img