According to Group Human Resources Director Nicola Pela, 70 percent of leadership development is experiential – 50 percent on the job and 20 percent off the job. “I feel that participation in OneSight
is a perfect way to fill the 20 percent of off the job experiential training that develops true company leaders,” said Pela.
Clinic teams are made up for employees at all levels of the company. But, as a team, they all have opportunities to lead each other based on their experiences and varying levels of expertise. “A plant worker fluent in Spanish can lead the team in communication with local volunteers and recipients in Spanish-speaking countries. A lab technician can lead the team in on-site manufacturing of eyewear. A computer analyst can lead the team in the computerized eyewear inventory system. It takes the expertise of all our employees to make OneSight run smoothly, providing all employees
the opportunities to lead,” said Pela.
There are also many opportunities for employees to progress as leaders through OneSight from store leaders to regional leaders, to Clinic managers and beyond. OneSight provides a career path in volunteerism unlike most other corporate charitable programs.
“We came to this country to give the gift of sight to the people of Thailand, but the insight we gained from them was so much more valuable.” Leona, LensCrafters, North America, Thailand 2009