WarnerMedia on why leadership must “navigate through change and motivate”

by HRD Connect | Report

Last year, alongside the pandemic, WarnerMedia faced a series of additional changes. In March, lockdown began and in April a new CEO, Jason Kilar, joined the business, bringing a new focus to the organisation. This resulted in a significant business transformation in Q4, reorganising divisions, flattening organisational structures, and broadening the scope and responsibilities of many leaders.

The leadership development team were working on a longer-term project to identify the WarnerMedia leadership framework and learning strategy aligned to it, but that work was going to take time.

“As I was meeting with leaders, a common and consistent theme emerged; the need to engage and support leaders right now to help them feel equipped to manage their teams effectively through the transformation,” said Tina Gupta, VP of talent development & employee experience. “This was not just about development or learning – it was about providing clarity, guidance and letting this group know – we are here to help you.”

In this case study, Tina Gupta outlines the launch and progress of WarnerMedia’s global interim leadership programme, LITE (Leading in a Transforming Enterprise).

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