Digital technology in the company is drastically changing pyramid-shaped hierarchies by bringing employees closer to the decision-making process. It provides an opportunity to imagine the company differently.
ECO2 conferences : the White Paper is available
In 2021-2022, in line with its "Raison d'être", EDF organized a cycle of ECO2 conferences around the challenges of reconciling preservation of the planet, development and well-being. During one year, philosophers, climatologists, academics and economists shared their work and their reflections with a large audience. The Ice Makers, a collective of 65 people from EDF and outside EDF, compiled the main lessons from each conference and put into perspective the analyses and proposals that emerged. Their work in collective intelligence has resulted in the publication of an exciting White Paper - in French - to discover here (Flipbook version).
Working at EDF : stimulating collective intelligence
The ‘Let's Talk Energies’ initiative launched in 2018 opened up a new form of dialogue within the company. More than 20,000 employees took part in this initiative and enriched with specific proposals the strategic vision of the Group's future. A true collective intelligence laboratory, ‘Let's Talk Energies’ continued in 2019 with the creation of voluntary employee groups tasked with tackling the challenges linked to the stakes of the energy transition process. In 2021, the approach is enriched with an external component “Let’s Talk Energies at Home” during which volunteer employees of EDF go to meet French citizens to find out their perception and their expectations about EDF’s projects and activities. Since then, EDF has set up a Collective Intelligence Programs Department, serving all of its departments and subsidiaries.
Metroscope (Industrial Performance innovation award), the Artificial Intelligence system developed by R&D researchers, is like a stethoscope for industrial sites. It can diagnose underperformance in an industrial facility in real time. In the process of being rolled out in nuclear power plants, Metroscope is to be marketed among EDF's industrial clients.
Employee empowerment : encouraging intrapreneurship
EDF Pulse Croissance is both an investment fund and the EDF group's incubator. It supports start-ups and Group employees with their intrapreneurship projects. ‘We are building the EDF Group of the future with the employees of today. The aim? To give our customers new and competitive offers,’ - Michel Vanhaesbroucke, Director of EDF Pulse Croissance.
Two employees’ favorites for the EDF Pulse 2022 in-house Awards
For the 8th edition of the EDF Pulse in-house Awards, the Group's employees awarded their favorites to two projects: "Fight Cancer" (helping medical research, fighting cancer and saving lives thanks to medical isotopes) and "Generating sets zero emission" (developing alternative solutions to conventional generators using battery or hydrogen technologies, without CO2 emissions).
Employee engagement challenges : rewards for innovative projects
As EDF believes in the creativity of its employees, since 2014 the EDF Pulse in-house Awards have honoured the most innovative projects carried out by the company's employees in areas related to the Group's strategy and its raison d'être. In 2022, for their 8th edition, the EDF Pulse in-house Awards were organized jointly with the EDF Pulse Start-up Awards, around four themes: producing low carbon, consuming low carbon, decarbonizing through digital technology and making the company simpler and safer.
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EDF Pulse Start-up Awards
This 2022 edition highlighted the dynamism of low carbon innovative projects. Discover the four winning start‑ups.