Each year in December, I host the CEO Offsite (AKA the SVP meeting) where my staff and all Intuit SVPs join me for two intensive days of work and discussion. The offsite is a key part of Intuit’s operating rhythm, where the goal is to focus the senior leadership of the company on the changes and capabilities we need to drive over the coming year(s).
This year’s offsite is focused on how leaders can more effectively create an environment where top talent can do the best work of their lives and build long and rewarding career paths at Intuit. In particular, we are focusing on three critical areas:
- Developing leaders that excel in an ecosystem environment and can effectively work across organizational boundaries. Jennifer Hall and Laura Fennel have been benchmarking internal and external best practices, and will be driving this segment.
- Building our capability in strategically shaping our talent needs for the next 3-5 years, and strengthening our capability to attract the world’s top talent. Rick Jensen, Tayloe Stansbury and Nat Natarajan are going to lead this segment, based on tremendous learning from best-in-class companies, as well as our own internal experiments over the past year.
- Creating a real-time, high performance culture, where meaningful development discussions and real-time coaching/feedback are the fuel to growing and developing our existing talent. Sherry Whiteley and CeCe Morken will lead this segment.
The offsite is a catalyzing event to drive change and build individual and organizational capability. It will influence our Leadership Conference in March and our overall continued transformation.
As with any offsite, this is a chance for the team to get to know each other beyond the day-to-day grind. The end result is a leadership team focused on the challenges and opportunities of the year ahead.