Welcome to this episode of the State of Readiness podcast – with Stephane Jeanmart from Syngenta
I welcome Stephane Jeanmart, Chemistry Operational Excellence Lead at Syngenta, a global agrochemical business headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. In this episode, Stephane shares his journey from being formally trained in Chemistry, a discipline of predictable outcomes governed by formulas and exactness, to a less exact discipline that is Operational Excellence which is largely about people.
Syngenta was formed from the spin-off of a portion of the agrichemical businesses of Novartis and Astra-Zeneca. Joining Syngenta post-formation, Stephane shares his experience in seeing the cultures of two different companies evolve into the single culture that is Syngenta. We also discuss the importance of teamwork, some resources and models that helped in the understanding of building teams, and what is necessary to create high-performance teams.