Cultivating Talent to - Takeda

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Cultivating Talent to - Takeda

Feature Cultivating Talent to Lead a World-ClassPharmaceutical CompanyWe will cultivate the next generation of global leadersin our drive to become a world-class pharmaceutical companyGlobal Human Resources PolicyIn order to realize its "Human Resources Vision,"Takeda drew up a concept and basic principles forattracting, retaining, and developing its people.Takeda's "Global Human Resources Policy" forms thebasis of this strategy and encompasses recruitment,staffing, training and development, performance,management, and compensation.As part of the policy, the 2006-2010 Medium-TermPlan currently under way specifies strengthening thetalent as one of the main challenges in the transitionto a world-class pharmaceutical company. In light ofTakeda's rapidly accelerating business expansion inJapan, the U.S., Europe and Asia, we are takingsteps to improve the scope and quality of ourin-house training programs, as well as making activeuse of external training. In this way, the entire groupis cultivating personnel worthy of a world-classpharmaceutical company and able to do businessglobally on the frontlines of research, development,manufacturing, sales and management.Human Resources VisionWe aspire to develop a high-performance, resultsorientedculture within our organization withmotivated employees who take pride in and find asense of accomplishment from their work.Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc.(From left): Tina Bush, Philip Sychango, Leigh GimbertTakeda Leadership InstituteTakeda is proactively cultivating employees who candemonstrate leadership qualities that transcendcultural or regional differences. Since 2007 we havebeen collaborating with the globally renownedbusiness school INSEAD to offer the TakedaLeadership Institute (TLI) program. This program,which aims to cultivate global leaders among Takedaemployees both in Japan and overseas, has met withconsiderable success. In fiscal 2008, we startedoffering TLI-EU, targeting the European region, andin fiscal 2009 we are planning to offer TLI training overa period of approximately six months from June toDecember in Singapore, the U.S. and Japan. We areexpecting a total of 36 participants in nine countries.Fiscal 2009 Takeda Leadership Institute training


Feature: Cultivating Talent to Lead a World-Class Pharmaceutical Company Relationship with EmployeesRelationship withEmployeesWe regard the TLI program as central to our efforts tocultivate business leaders for the Takeda Group, andthe aim of the TLI training is for participants toaccomplish goals such as those described below.The program, conducted entirely in English, iswide-ranging, offering participants the opportunity todevelop leadership skills, acquire a global mindsetand learn about the pharmaceuticals business andindustry analysis, as well as receiving individualmentoring and practicing the skills necessary tomake presentations to management. From 2008 wealso introduced sessions designed to encourageawareness and understanding of Takeda-ism.Takeda Leadership InstitutePerformance GoalsDemonstrate the clear leadership profileexpected of a role model for the groupUnderstand differences in culture andbusiness environment, andimprove cross-cultural communicationEstablish a global network of contactswithin the groupIn Japan, Takeda provides a training program todevelop next-generation leaders. This program isdesigned to provide educational opportunities formotivated and ambitious young talent by offeringthe option for employees to apply directly, ratherthan being recommended by their division. We willcontinue to encourage interaction among individualsfrom a company-wide, global perspective in orderto develop talented employees capable of providingbusiness leadership at the global level.Programs to Cultivate the Next Generationof Leaders in JapanProgramsContentGlobal Leader Training: Course AJapanese Regional TLI;Offered to managers in JapanGlobal Leader Training: Course BOffered to labor union membersLogical thinking; learning about leadershipand the business framework includingmanagement strategy. Programs designedto enhance the capacity to adapt to a globalworking environment are due to be added infiscal 2009.Relationship with Our StakeholdersAnticipated Number of Participants and Locations for the Fiscal 2009 Takeda Leadership Institute ProgramLocationsEurope9 participants Japan11 participantsJapanSingaporeAsia (excl. Japan)2 participantsNew YorkU.S.14 participants

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