Larsen & Toubro

Re-Defining Technology as a 
Strategic Differentiator at L&T

Key Facts

Value
$ 15 billion technology, engineering, construction, manufacturing and financial services conglomerate

Scope
Operations in 30 countries

Coverage
55,000 employees

Context

  • L&T has been known for its technology strength, which has been the key enabler to business growth
  • Business goal to create a platform to hone and enhance L&T’s technology capability and image as a premier engineering firm

Approach

  • Sessions with business heads across sectors to understand their strategic priorities where technology can become a differentiator
  • Identification of Technology Focus Areas and functional and behavioural capabilities for ~ 15 different businesses
  • Assessment Frameworks to identify top technical talent at each of the businesses
  • Supporting systems to manage, develop and retain technical talent

Impact

  • Build technology capability that is up to date as well as ahead of the Group’s strategic priorities
  • Address the issue of engagement and retention of top technology talent
  • National as well as global image as a top and preferred technology employer

Client Feedback

“The idea was to identify the differentiators across each of our businesses, which will transform their Technology Capabilities.  We engaged BasilTree Consulting to partner us in our journey.  They engaged with Business Leaders and Technology Evangelists to help us identify the technology focus areas and capabilities across several divisions.  We are now ready to roll out our Technology Leadership Programme across several businesses in L&T. BasilTree team’s contribution in sculpting the framework and handling orthogonal moments during long discussions have been priceless!”

– M. T. Lakshmanan, VP–Talent Management, Larsen & Toubro