Catch management is the result of a cooperation between MiL and Volvo Cars and an example of how ARL is a living practise that takes shape at meetings between MiL and the unique needs and possibilities of the organisation. The design developed as a tailored solution to a situation where a more customised leadership program would not have been realizable due to time pressure.
Catch management builds on capturing and utilizing learning opportunities when they occur.
”We integrated development and training directly in the work where the decisions are taken. The S80-project is used as a leadership development program, where we created learning opportunities in the middle of reality in the project based on the requirements and challenges that the project leaders had at the time.” Lars-Göran Järvung
In Catch management, the internal HR consultant takes an active role and works with supporting and challenging natural teams in their natural environment, mainly in questions regarding communication, relations and conflict management. These business affiliated interventions are complemented when needed with shorter ”off site” work in those cases when a specific question needs special focus.
The result shows a time effective development on individual, group, organisational and business level.
Wickelgren, M. Järvung, L-G. & Lindberg, A. (2002). Catch management - ARL in action. In L. Rohlin, K. Billing, A. Lindberg & M. Wickelgren (Red.), Earning while Learning in Global Leadership - The Volvo MiL Partnership. (pp.241-272). Lund: MiL Publishers.