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AG TECH THAT IS RETHINKING INSECT PEST CONTROL

PROVIVI PIONEERS BIOTECH INNOVATIONS FOR ECO-FRIENDLY PEST CONTROL, BENEFITING FARMERS, THE ENVIRONMENT, & CONSUMERS

Provivi revolutionizes pheromone production, using cost-effective catalysts and materials for large-scale, affordable solutions. Their innovations break barriers in pest control, enabling adoption in low-cost, high-hectare crops like corn and rice. Extensive trials confirm reduced plant damage, fewer insecticides, and protected yields.

“Intune had our team
fully engrossed in the
learnings, even though it was completely on Zoom.”

BRAZIL BUSINESS UNIT LEADER, PROVIVI

THE CHALLENGE

The Leadership Team of Provivi was looking to improve the way they communicate, collaborate, and disagree while continuing to make progress and decisions to achieve aggressive product development targets. The LT is culturally and geographically diverse, representing different educational backgrounds and experiences ranging from science and academia to business. They work effectively within their functional areas and teams; that effectiveness diminishes in cross-functional communication and decision making, primarily because there is less clarity about shared, common, aligned priorities, and differences in interpersonal communication styles.

  • We started by naming and aligning together on the company’s values
  • Given the highly scientific group of executives, we continued with Cognition and Neuroscience – how our brains and bodies work, are wired for safety, and why connections matter
  • We explored cross-cultural complexities that affect team and individual interactions and, therefore, day-to-day effectiveness

THE SOLUTION

  • LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
  • ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
  • GRAPHIC DESIGN

During the start of disconnection due to the pandemic, we facilitated a virtual Executive Leadership Workshop during the Annual Leadership retreat to establish leadership team connection and cohesion.

The LT, most of whom have worked together for several years, learned new facts about each other and found commonalities – being the youngest in the family, socio-economic status growing up, hobbies, etc. This brought the team closer together, reminding them that while their backgrounds are diverse, there are similarities among them; they enjoy working together and that humor can be a useful part of work meetings. This session set the tone for the rest of the multiple day retreat, allowing for greater compassion regarding others’ perspectives, respectful disagreement, shared focus on company goals, as opposed to operating independently or one department being “right” above all others.

There was a named and felt sense of team cohesion after this engagement that fueled problem solving and connection that carries forth sustainable growth.

WHAT CAN BE MADE POSSIBLE?

IT’S TIME TO FIND OUT