A Leader in Knowledge Sharing
At NextEra Energy, we know that sharing knowledge across our company can be a significant competitive advantage. To this end, we've committed to building and sustaining a world-class knowledge-sharing culture that fosters collaboration, accelerates problem solving, retains critical knowledge and drives business value.
In 2014, we launched Employee ShareNet (ESN), a collaboration program within and across all company job functions and business units. Sharing knowledge helps increase productivity and cut costs, among other benefits. What makes ESN unique is it systematically connects people through business-focused networks. We've developed networks in critical knowledge areas such as safety, chemistry, nuclear technical experience, power distribution design and engineering, and leadership.
A key example of our networks in action is our Wind Technology Network, which connects more than 100 wind facilities across North America. Technicians and leaders actively engage on the network to solve engineering and logistical challenges, maximizing our available power capacity quickly and efficiently.
Reinforcing our commitment to become a leading knowledge enterprise, NextEra Energy was the only utility recognized as an American Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) finalist in 2015 and 2016. The MAKE award, conducted by Teleos in association with The KNOW Network, recognized the company for its ability to leverage enterprise knowledge to deliver superior performance in the areas of innovation, operational effectiveness and excellence in products and services. The Americas MAKE study, established in 2002, is part of the Teleos MAKE research program, which aims to identify those organizations that are out-performing their peers by above-average growth in intellectual capital and wealth creation.