Johnson Matthey Plc is a global leader in sustainable technologies and a member of the FTSE 100.
They apply cutting-edge science to create solutions with their customers that make a real difference to the world around us. Leaders in their field for more than 200 years by applying unrivalled scientific expertise to enable cleaner air, improved health and more efficient use of our planet’s natural resources.
In 2013 we were invited to undertake a detailed learning needs analysis to fully understand the financial learning requirements for a global group of time-pressured Operations Directors.
The challenge put in front of us was delivering a course to help develop the participants’ skills so that they are able to improve their financial knowledge and what they can do to better inform their actions that impact on the financial areas of the business.
Following our analysis, our solution was to create a bespoke blended learning package. This incorporated pre- and post-course digital learning, plus a simulation-style workshop including case studies and facilitated by a trainer over two days. And we finished it off with post-event coaching to support the implementation of actions off the back for the course created specifically for Johnson Matthey.
This combination of different methods enabled us to help Johnson Matthey to improve the financial capabilities of this time-pressured global senior team. Many commented that the variety of learning opportunities and methods really helped this critical financial knowledge to stick, enabling them to make even better decisions in their roles.
Our relationship with Johnson Matthey has continued to blossom. Our highly-tailored, simulation-based Finance for non-Financial people workshop remains part of their annual development programme.
Our success with enhancing the ﬁnancial acumen of people working outside of ﬁnance has led to their Finance team asking us to work with them too, focusing on covering technical areas including hedging, metal accounting and group reporting.
Collaborative, engaging, informative, team driven, extremely valuable and a great link between finance and operations.