READY FOR RESPONSIBILITY AND FREEDOM
We live in a world that is volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (abbreviated as VUCA), with digitisation, globalisation and the race toward progress on the one hand and resource depletion and rising inequality on the other. In the face of these realities, companies must be agile, quick and efficient. They need teammates who are willing to be daring, assume responsibilities and take decisions locally that make sense for their immediate surroundings.
In 2015 Decathlon began a process of managerial transformation that continues to this day. In 2018 our teams continued experimenting locally, making changes and diving even deeper. The goal is to prepare each teammate, each team, each site and each country to experience and develop the first part of our Vision 2026: “Do what I love”.
This transformation is people-focused and virtuous, yet it is also demanding and requires guidance in order to anticipate the problems teammates may encounter during a time of major change. To encourage our Decathlon teams to be autonomous and engaged, we have provided them with skills plans and the resources they need to succeed.