The LSC Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole was responsible for funding and planning education and training for over 14-year-olds in the region, and had recently come near the bottom of a national employee engagement survey entitled ‘Learning From You’. The senior management team needed to reconnect with staff, build morale, break down silos between departments and communicate more effectively throughout the entire organisation.
The Colour Works was commissioned to run a series of learning interventions over a 12-month period and, working with the SMT, identified key development areas that needed to be addressed. Team away-days increased self- and colleague-awareness, directorate workshops redefined the purpose and culture of the teams, and 1-2-1 coaching helped individuals work through personal development issues.
One year after initiating the programme, the LSC Bournemouth, Dorset & Poole came top in the UK in the same national LSC employee engagement survey. They also were successfully accredited with the Investors in People standard. The assessment report mentioned 13 times the positive contribution the Colour Works development programme had made to the transformation of the atmosphere, internal cooperation and overall effectiveness of the office.