UN Agency leverages AQ for digital transformation and Innovation

It was to my surprise that such a thing like AQai existed and has now enabled us to measure ourselves, to benchmark our data against what is considered to be best practice in the area of change and adaptability. So that was one of the key drivers for us in the UN system at large.” “What came out very, very clear from the assessment program was that we needed a different type of environment to enable our team to learn, but importantly, also to unlearn certain things that have been institutionalized

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Jason Slater, Chief of Finance UNIDO

Location:

New York & Vienna

Employee Size:

3,500

Inductry Sector:

United Nations specialized agency

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UN Agency leverages AQ for digital transformation and Innovation

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It was to my surprise that such a thing like AQai existed and has now enabled us to measure ourselves, to benchmark our data against what is considered to be best practice in the area of change and adaptability. So that was one of the key drivers for us in the UN system at large.” “What came out very, very clear from the assessment program was that we needed a different type of environment to enable our team to learn, but importantly, also to unlearn certain things that have been institutionalized

Jason Slater, Chief of Finance UNIDO

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Location:

New York & Vienna

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United Nations specialized agency

Employee Size:

3,500

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Sucess Story

UNIDO

Key Goals & Objectives from the engagement:

To accelerate digital transformation

Increase efficiency and effectiveness of systems

To identify key opportunities for leadership learning and development

UNIDO, the UN Industrial Development Organization, having invested $1b into traditional financial management, focussed their finance department on digital transformation, to enhance their digital readiness, technology adoption, efficiencies and innovation.

Sucess Story

UNIDO

Key Goals & Objectives from the engagement:

To accelerate digital transformation

Increase efficiency and effectiveness of systems

To identify key opportunities for leadership learning and development

Effectively on-board 50-70 new graduates every year

UNIDO, the UN Industrial Development Organization, having invested $1b into traditional financial management, focussed their finance department on digital transformation, to enhance their digital readiness, technology adoption, efficiencies and innovation.

The Challenge

Key Goals & Objectives from the engagement:

To accelerate digital transformation

Increase efficiency and effectiveness of systems

To identify key opportunities for leadership learning and development

Effectively on-board 50-70 new graduates every year

UNIDO, the UN Industrial Development Organization, having invested $1b into traditional financial management, focussed their finance department on digital transformation, to enhance their digital readiness, technology adoption, efficiencies and innovation.

The Approach

As part of the VBO Finance Conference for Vienna based UN organizations (inc. IAEA, UNIDO, UNDOC, CTBTO, which employ over 5000 people from over 125 contries)

The team at AQai led the ‘innovation & adaptability’ track. With multiple keynotes, workshops and presentations over 2 days. Sharing key data on the future of work, exponential technologies, and the latest research on the number one most in demand skill of adaptability.

Jason Slater, Chief of Financial Management, sanctioned his department to be taken through AQ assessments, workshops and team coaching, to help employees shift to a culture of unlearning, experimentation, and wider horizon thinking.

The Approach

As part of the VBO Finance Conference for Vienna based UN organizations (inc. IAEA, UNIDO, UNDOC, CTBTO, which employ over 5000 people from over 125 contries)

The team at AQai led the ‘innovation & adaptability’ track. With multiple keynotes, workshops and presentations over 2 days. Sharing key data on the future of work, exponential technologies, and the latest research on the number one most in demand skill of adaptability.

Jason Slater, Chief of Financial Management, sanctioned his department to be taken through AQ assessments, workshops and team coaching, to help employees shift to a culture of unlearning, experimentation, and wider horizon thinking.

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Results & Impact

Within 6 months of the AQ program, the team had created an environment of increased experimentation and innovation.

Piloting automated finance bots to take over repeatable tasks that were using up valuable human thinking time. With extra man hours saved the team helped form an Innovation hub with other departments and agencies, with a mission to raise $20m for funding UN SDG initiatives. With a radical ambition to leverage blockchain for all future financial transactions.

  • New RPA technologies were deployed to drive efficiencies, with less friction and pushback.
  • The partnership with AQai started in 2019 and enabled rapid response to covid-19. Where processes were reimagined within days to enable work from home. 
  • Adoption of new ways of working were led by those from the AQ program, ensuring continued delivery of services to member states.

Innovation Fund Established

$20m

Results & Impact

Within 6 months of the AQ program, the team had created an environment of increased experimentation and innovation.

Piloting automated finance bots to take over repeatable tasks that were using up valuable human thinking time. With extra man hours saved the team helped form an Innovation hub with other departments and agencies, with a mission to raise $20m for funding UN SDG initiatives. With a radical ambition to leverage blockchain for all future financial transactions.

  • New RPA technologies were deployed to drive efficiencies, with less friction and pushback.
  • The partnership with AQai started in 2019 and enabled rapid response to covid-19. Where processes were reimagined within days to enable work from home. 
  • Adoption of new ways of working were led by those from the AQ program, ensuring continued delivery of services to member states.

$20m

Innovation Fund Established

20%

Resource time saved

We knew that we needed to prepare ourselves for the future, but we didn't know how to prepare.

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Jason Slater, Chief of Finance UNIDO

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