It is a meeting between ERNIans, the Diamonds at the company, and me. The event takes place once per month. This way, around 15 ERNI colleagues gain the opportunity to give their direct feedback about the company to me. The fact of not inviting neither leaders nor mid-managers let us build an actual confidence environment where people can openly share opinions and proposals.
The value comes with the fact that each one of the 15 colleagues has a different and unique experience with the company. We must consider that the people come from different projects, they work in different Spanish sites, have spent a different amount of time at ERNI, come from different nationalities and have different leaders. After several Breakfasts with Diamonds, I can confirm that one of our challenges is that all ERNI colleagues have the same experience working and developing themselves at ERNI.
The observations the colleagues bring along are various. We usually ask for two kinds of feedback; what they value most at ERNI and what they miss at ERNI. Often they touch aspects like how the leaders listen to proposals, how the company takes care for the people and their professional growth, the rotation plan between projects, technical certification, meetups, communities and much more.
We very much value and appreciate the open contributions of all colleagues. This is a wonderful place for exchange backed-up by a delicious breakfast at the start of the day.
All the outcomes of the meeting are sent to our “Improvements Backlog” for evaluation and most of them are moved to action. This way, these breakfasts are becoming a really relevant channel ERNI has to improve the life of the ERNI employees, to create an even better environment.