Workday was founded on the belief that happy and engaged employees lead to happy customers and stellar business results.
Now, we’re taking that idea even further with our biggest effort yet to put our most valuable resource, Workday employees, at the center of their own career journeys.
As I previously shared, we’ve embarked on a new Performance Enablement journey to stay in front of the changing nature of work, new technologies, and needs of every generation in the workforce. By adopting modern people practices, we are shifting from managing performance to enabling employee success.
As part of this initiative, we’re encouraging all of Workday’s individual contributors to take part in one of the two-day career agility workshops we are leading, so they can learn how to effectively conduct a self-guided career sprint. Through these sprints, our employees—also known as Workmates—will acquire the mindsets, skill sets, and toolsets needed to achieve their career and development goals.
Career sprints, modeled after the agile development methodology used in software development (and here at Workday), will help our Workmates better collaborate with cross-functional teams, self-organize, and continuously pursue new skills at a pace that fits the way they work. The goal is to empower employees to be intentional about what they want from their careers and their Workday experience.