FOUNDER & CEO OF HRLOCKER,
GUEST SPEAKER & DDO EVANGELIST
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Hi, I'm Adam Coleman, Founder & CEO of HRLocker - a cloud based SaaS HR Software Platform. However, HRLocker's success is down to much more than the powerful product we have developed but the company culture that we have adopted since 2014. Before I had even heard the term "D.D.O" I had begun to implement principles and behaviours for my team to work with and only when Joe Kelleher of InterTrade Ireland had declared to me that I was operating as a D.D.O after a lengthy conversation. From there, I knew I was onto something great.
What is a D.D.O?
Focus on Company Culture
A D.D.O should have company culture as it's first priority. It is the basis on which everything else is built.
Emphasis on Adult Development
Adult development is at the heart of everything a DDO does. By focusing on the development of the person, you enable them to manage their own careers in your business.
Operating your business as an open transparent meritocracy is not an easy place to get to, but making that commitment will yield an extremely worthwhile return on investment.
Having moved to the UK in the 1990's he ultimately became Human Resources manager for Esat Digifone, which after rapid growth became O2 UK with Adam then at the helm as Head of Human Resources.
"Digifone started with 5 employees and within 4 years we scaled from 8 to 500 people and in 1999 it was sold to O2 for €1 billion."
Due to family reasons Adam returned to Ireland in 2003 with his young family and set up his own HR consultancy firm in 2004. In 2007 with the downturn of the economy, Adam had to scale his business back down to three people to weather the storm. He did so. Successfully.
"When we came back home, I took my mums advice and moved to Lahinch in the West coast of Ireland."
The Birth of HRLocker
Adam agreed to do some HR analysis for a development company in Co. Cork in 2013, and after the collaboration came to fruition HRLocker was born. It was something that Adam saw huge potential in.
HRLocker was then launched as a software product.
TAKING ON BIGGER CHALLENGES
The culture of our business is what has helped us grow. We have an open transparent meritocratic approach to how we work. Everyone has a say in what we do. The culture in HRLocker allows employees to step outside their comfort zone and take on bigger challenges.
This is what makes our company successful.
- Adam Coleman
At the very start of the self-awareness journey is Insights Discovery. Insights Discovery helps people understand themselves and their colleagues so that they can have more respectful, productive and positive working relationships, even across virtual boundaries.
Behaviour and Principle Frameworks
Adam has consulted with countless companies looking to implement behaviour & principle frameworks in their organisations. From concept to execution, Adam has enabled cultural success across multiple industries and for companies of all sizes.
Where to begin on your D.D.O Journey...
"I could not recommend reading "An Everyone Culture - Becoming a Deliberately Developmental Organization" more. This book fundamentally changed the way I saw my business and enabled me to begin on my D.D.O journey with HRLocker."