We aim to have the best possible professional in each position. Our annual leadership and talent review process ensures that resources are allocated in the right way to meet current and future business needs. In this process, we evaluate our management, identify successors, plan for career development, and identify potential candidates for future management positions. In 2011 we held several workshops to accelerate the identification and development of future leaders and successor candidates, with approximately 1,000 employees being included in the process.
The delivery of learning programs such as the Supervisor Development Program for first-level managers and the KONE Leader program for middle management continued as planned. In total, approximately 2,500 first-level and 1,300 middle management managers have been trained during the first round of the program. A new program for top management was piloted in preparation for full implementation in 2012. We also continued to develop our virtual training courses and materials, and launched a recruitment training package globally.