We innovate for our people
We work in an increasingly integrated and across-the-board manner in order to exploit our wide array of expertise, one of the Group’s most important assets.
In 2016 we consolidated the Integrated Lab, which consists of the Group Integrated Reporting & CFO Hub, the Shareholders and Governance, the Group Reward and the Group Sustainability and Social Responsibility functions, which met periodically to represent the different views of a single strategy. In particular, as part of the Lab, we promoted a number of interactive workshops open to all employees, with a focus on the Annual Integrated Report and the Sustainability Report. This allowed us to share their content and to receive suggestions for improvement. Overall, 150 people participated in the offices of Trieste, Mogliano Veneto, Milan and Paris.
Integrated thinking inspired the launch of the GALILEO programme, dedicated to a series of strategic projects in the Group Chief Financial Officer (GCFO) area. In particular, GALILEO seeks to address important challenges in the finance area, such as the changes in international accounting standards and the implementation of Pillar 3 of Solvency II at Group level. The programme structure involves many areas of the Group Head Office on an ongoing basis and all business units.
In some countries we are developing smart working practices based on connectivity and flexibility. We are creating an inclusive and open environment where everyone can contribute and make a difference, emphasising personal independence, responsibility and trust.
On 11 and 12 November 2017, Generali Country Italia (Generali, Alleanza, Genertel and Genertellife) and Banca Generali participated in the second edition of Italian forum “ELLE active!”, promoted by Elle magazine and focused on the theme of “Women and Work”. The event involved interactive workshops, seminars and motivational courses with experts, coaches and trainers dedicated to promoting female professional skills. The winning projects of the Generali Hackathon Diversity & Inclusion project (the first Italian marathon of ideas on diversity and inclusion) on the development of female careers were also unveiled at the event. The 20 working groups, made up of people from Generali and from partner companies of the Forum (Hearst, Coca Cola, IKEA, SKY, H-Farm), battled it out over themes such as engagement, HR processes, mindset & organisation, new working methods and parenting. The winning projects will be implemented during 2018. Detailed information was also provided on the “Valore D Manifesto - From words to facts, from the manifesto to businesses”. Over the two days of the Forum almost 200 visitors were welcomed at the “Manage your future” corner with the presentation of insurance products, consultancy on self empowerment and indications on diets and lifestyles. As at the previous edition, we also participated in the thematic classrooms: tutorial, digital and psychological. These offered advice on how to protect one’s own future and that of loved ones, telling stories about female managers that have managed to reconcile their work with their private lives also thanks to new technologies. Finally, in the “One on One” spaces, our HR colleagues provided over 50 young adults with useful job interview tips.