MTI CEO Hilmy Cader addressing the Toyota Senior Management after the keynotes by Toyota Lanka Managing Director Shungo Yoshioka (right) and Toyota Lanka COO/EO Manohara Atukorala
Toyota Lanka, having successfully launched MTI’s Competency Model in Sri Lanka, plans to globally roll-out this model to its international network.
Speaking at the Sri Lanka Implementation Launch of the Toyota Framework based on MTI Competency Model, Toyota Lanka Managing Director Shungo Yoshioka had the following to say, “Today our HR framework has been accepted by many countries in the Toyota Tsusho Group and I’m glad to see when they speak of HR, they speak of Toyota Lanka.”
“Toyota Lanka has always been a pioneer in HR practices and thought leadership within the Toyota international network. This is yet another example of Toyota’s pioneering HR initiatives, which was developed and fine-tuned over the last 18 months, with the active involvement of the entire senior management, covering all functions,” said Toyota Lanka COO/EO Manohara Atukorala.
MTI took a hands-on approach in this project from the business environmental scan to listening to the voices of the 4 C’s (Customer, Channel, Competitor and Colleagues). As a result, the pulse of the external and internal stakeholders were understood bringing a balance blended with a HR Outside-In and Inside-Out perspectives to business when developing Competency Framework.
The final outcome was a framework with competency clusters and sub competencies identified for the entire organisation. On completion of the project, each job role had a competency framework that was highly customized and relevant to perform jobs at the highest order and linking further to the entire DNA of the HR system and processes.
“The time MTI spent understanding our business, listening to customers, understanding the market, consumer guests’ expectations and dynamics of the organisations both internal and external stakeholders have enabled the development of an internationally recognized breakthrough HR competency framework. In doing so, it is a reflection of the quality and practically applicable HR model that can even be applied to any industry of any size and shape,” said Toyota Lanka General Manager Human Resources, Legal and ICT Demetrious Perera.
“Toyota Lanka has been able to understand quite prudently that the business environment that they operate is changing rapidly. As a result, the need to identify and nurture competencies to remain competitive becomes imperative. With this project, Toyota has taken that initiative to be proactive and ready themselves internally to face the challenges of tomorrow,” said CEO MTI Consulting Hilmy Cader.