Collaborate more effectively

Our work focuses on helping companies collaborate more effectively to deliver results. We partner with our clients to help them set new standards of excellence in their industries, not follow the pack with off the shelf solutions. We have extensive experience across many sectors allowing us to share fresh perspectives and insights on all our projects.

BEAUTY, FASHION & LUXURY

The role that business plays in society continues to develop as a critical strategic and operational issue for corporate organisations.

Case study: Partnered with global luxury brand to design collaborative intervention for senior leadership team to identify the core social purpose theme that directly related to the heart of the business.

Case study: Created series of collaborative dialogue based interventions to enable the senior leaders of a global beauty brand co create and successfully launch a new People Mission.

Clients include: The Body Shop, Burberry, Marks and Spencer, Selfridges

CONSTRUCTION

Organisations that have a significant number of long-serving employees in leadership roles recognise the need for external orientation. Our Challenge24 programme enables leaders from different organisations to learn from and with each other.

Case study: A long term partnership with one of the largest UK building and construction companies informing, aligning and supporting the senior leadership team on how to create and support a collaborative culture.

Case study: Designed and facilitated a series of workshops to engage and involve leadership teams in the successful delivery of their business plan.

Clients include: Mace, SEGRO, Travis Perkins, Wates Group

CONSUMER GOODS

In a period of rapid change, many fmcg organisations recognise the need for their leaders to collaborate across silos to solve complex challenges at pace, create a more enterprising culture and drive performance.

Case study: Created global event for Finance Directors of leading international consumer goods company to help them think together to determine how to enable the finance team to add direct value to the business and influence and support the business growth strategy.

Case study: Generated and nurtured a company wide collaborative leadership development community with experiential learning and project support for a leading branded soft drinks business in the UK.

Clients include: Apple, Associated British Foods, Britvic, Diageo, Nestle, Unilever

ENERGY & UTILITIES

Rarely out of the headlines, the energy sector is experiencing a fascinating period. Changes in legislation will have a huge impact on energy providers as they search for more efficient energy solutions and the need for collaboration is essential.

Case study: Created collaborative conference intervention for the extended HR leadership team of a major energy supplier to create an integrated People Strategy to secure sustainable business success.

Case study: Partnered with the Director of a multinational oil and gas company to provide collaboration capability training and development for the Procurement leadership team.

Clients include: BG Group, BP, Centrica, EDF Energy, RWE npower, Thames Water

FINANCIAL SERVICES

Collaboration is fast becoming a major competitive battleground in the financial services industry. Our client partners recognise the ability to apply collaboration to deliver product and business model innovation as critical to their future growth ambitions.

Case study: Developed series of collaboration work sessions for one of the world’s leading reinsurers to engage senior leaders and transfer tools, techniques and skills to make everyday innovation and creative collaboration a reality.

Case study: Consulted and designed a global leadership event experience for major financial organisation that involved the Heads of Businesses in personally defining the actions and behaviours needed to continue the progress towards becoming a more innovative enterprise.

Clients include: Capital One, Munich Re, Santander, Towergate Insurance, Triodos, VISA Europe

GOVERNMENT & PUBLIC SECTOR

In today’s environment, where cost avoidance and budget reductions are the norm, and where people are highly mobile and geographically dispersed, involvement and speed of decision making is absolutely critical. The challenge is how to apply an organisation’s collective knowledge to accelerate speed of decision making and speed to outcome.

Case study: Worked with the Board of a UK Governmental department to accelerate the performance of the senior leadership team and ensure effective support through a significant change programme.

Case study: Consulted with senior leadership teams of major Government owned customer service business and Trade Union organisation to enable them to effectively collaborate together as they embarked on the largest transformation, investment and modernisation programme in their history.

Clients include: Cabinet Office, Department for Business Innovation & Skills, NHS, Post Office, Royal Mail, UKSBS

HEALTHCARE

The diverse nature and complexity of the healthcare industry has the potential to gain much from new and exciting collaborations; the impact of a more collaborative sector could be far-reaching and life enhancing.

Case study: Developed and delivered a UK wide initiative for leading global pharmaceutical company that brought together charities with employees to solve real life challenges faced by these organisations.

Case study: Created a tailor-made leadership development programme for a global pharmaceutical company that enabled leaders to both experience effective collaboration together and reflect on their personal collaborative leadership strengths.

Clients include: Astra Zeneca, Bard, GSK, Pfizer, St Andrews Healthcare

MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT

The pace of change in media, the threat to broadcasting from new technology players combined with the public spotlight means the capability of leaders to collaborate both inside and outwardly has arguably never been more critical.

Case study: Worked closely with the HR director of the largest broadcaster in the world to develop the collaborative capability of their senior and high performing leaders.

Case study: Created and delivered a three year tailored leadership development plan to build cross-business knowledge and key leadership experiences for a a major multinational mass media and information firm.

Clients include: Auto Trader, BBC. BT, FT, ITV, Sky, Time Warner, Virgin Media, Thomson Reuters

NOT FOR PROFIT

Collaboration between nonprofits and businesses is increasing and becoming more strategically important. The benefits include being able to share resources, talent and knowledge and create an even larger impact.

Our Ideathon programme brings together some of the most exciting organisations around, to solve a live strategic challenge for the CEO of a leading charity.

Case study: Brought together a cross sector group of leaders from all sectors to help two major children’s charities merge together and secure their long term security.

Case study: Created and facilitated collaborative session for a major charity to engage and involve over one hundred leaders in the refocusing and restructuring of their department and teams.

Clients include: British Heart Foundation, ABF The Soldier's Charity, The Children’s Society, Make A Wish, Mencap, National Autistic Society, RNIB, Teenage Cancer Trust, UNICEF, Which?

RETAIL

Making sense of the ever-changing business landscape is a huge task for retailers. The only way to progress is to engage with uncertainty and develop effective collaborative leadership accordingly.

Case study: Developed the collaborative leadership capabilities of the senior leadership team in one of the UK’s fastest growing grocery retailers alongside brand re-launch that exceeded all financial targets.

Case study: Worked with a cross-functional team within the business to business arm of one of the UK’s biggest on line high street retailers preparing the team for change and to develop a more customer-centric approach.

Case study: Designed a collaborative work session for one of the world’s most recognised department stores that resulted in them dramatically increasing their market share of corporate and consumer gift cards.

Clients include: The Body Shop, Boots, Halfords, Home Retail, John Lewis, Marks & Spencer, New Look, Sainsbury's, Selfridges, Tesco, Thorntons, Waitrose

TECH & TELECOM

In response to the sector entering a period of dynamic change and investment, a more collaborative approach is being adopted.

Case study: Working alongside Service Management team of global mobile phone operator helped relaunch and reconnect the top team to ensure they worked together more effectively to deliver brilliant service experiences for their customers.

Case study: Applied a range of collaboration processes, designed and facilitated to allow the Technology group in a global media and communications company to contribute to the vision, planning and delivery of their 2014 roadmap.

Clients include: Apple, BT, Cable & Wireless, EE, Microsoft, Red Gate Software, SONY, Telfonica, Virgin Media

TRAVEL

There's a new pace of change in the transport sector including a drive to reduce environmental impact and seek greater efficiencies through new super-alliances.

Case study: Transformed the collaborative leadership capability across all levels of leaders for the engineering division of one of the worlds largest airlines to help improve operational performance and successfully introduce a new generation of aircraft.

Case study: Led collaboration project between major train operator and network provider to enable leadership teams to agree how to work together more effectively to ensure customer continued to remain at the core of their combined efforts.

Clients include: British Airways, IAG, InterContinental Hotels Group, Transport For London, Network Rail, Virgin Trains, Virgin Atlantic



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