Origin is an Australian listed public energy company with headquarters in Sydney. It is an Australian Stock Exchange publicly listed company. Origin is Australia's leading electricity and gas supplier, with a range of energy solutions that include solar energy, Since 2010, Origin Energy has partnered with Melbourne Business School-Mt Eliza Executive Education to co-create the Evolve@Origin, Managing@Origin and Leading@Origin Programmes.

The challenge

Historically, Origin’s focus has been on technical excellence. In recent years, the organisation’s operating environment has become increasingly complex, and as a result, Origin’s leaders have needed more sophisticated leadership and management skills.

In recognition of the importance of complementing technical excellence with a strong leadership pipeline, Origin sought to create a number of ‘uniquely Origin’ non-technical programmes, with a particular focus on entry-level managers (Evolve@Origin Programme) and middle managers (Managing@Origin Programme).

The programme

It is essential to Origin that their programmes reflect the values, principles and language of their organisation. The Origin Compass has guided every stage, from design and development through to delivery and measurement of impact.This goes far beyond paying lip service, or treating the Compass as an ‘add-on’.  It is deeply embedded in the programmes.

As an example, the Origin Compass includes 5 principles that guide decision-making across the organisation.  Therefore, sessions on decision-making in the programmes focus on equipping participants with an understanding of how to effectively apply those principles to real-life challenges they face in the workplace.

The impact

Due to the success of these programmes, Origin has elected to continue delivering Managing@Origin into 2014 and beyond; and will be reinstating Evolve@Origin in 2014 after a brief hiatus.

Source: https://mbs.edu/education-development/execeducation/case-studies/customised-solutions/originenergy

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