Driving Organizational Alignment Around a New Growth Strategy

Keysight Technologies pivoted to a customer-centric strategy and cascaded change throughout the organization to increase transformation success.
Oct 20, 2020 12:00 PM ET
Summary: 
  • Culture has been a key aspect of enabling Keysight's transformation into a growth company.
  • Four main aspects of Keysight's culture in enabling this transformation include: innovation and collaboration; diverse workforce; the Keysight Leadership Model; and employee engagement and commitment.
  • Five generations of employees, combined with global diversity and inclusive practices, provide depth of experience and agility to enable the company to innovate and execute vision.
  • Demonstrating how the company deeply cares about employees — exemplified through several crisis situations, including wildfires and the pandemic — and providing career-long employee development and learning opportunities make for a winning formula for a great culture and work environment.
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By Ingrid Estrada, Keysight Technologies

As Keysight became an independent public company, CEO Ron Nersesian set a bold vision to transform Keysight for growth and make it the world’s leading test and measurement company. To execute that vision, the company launched a big shift to move from a hardware-centric products company to a software-centric solutions company, building on the strength of customer relationships and decades of expertise delivering best-in-class measurement technology. This shift involved fundamental changes to the company’s operating practices and go-to-market strategy to heighten the focus on end markets and expand contributions to customers through more software solutions and services. At the same time, we also shifted our culture to enable the company’s long-term success

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