A report on social technology at work and its impact on employee behaviour, performance and fulfilment

By |2017-07-10T13:29:24+01:00June 19th, 2017|

Throughout 2016, John Smythe of Engage for Change and Bonnie Carlo of Carlo Communications conducted a study in Europe, USA and Australasia around workplace technology/ESNs and its effect on employee engagement, behaviours and perceived performance. Part one of the study was debated at Engage for Change's networking and learning breakfasts at the Groucho Club, and we [...]

Engaging for recovery: bottom up engagement programme finds £20 in unbudgeted savings

By |2017-04-01T20:36:24+01:00April 1st, 2017|

At the beginning of 2009, this large enterprise stared into an uncertain future. Normally at least half of its operating companies would perform well providing underpinning support to those in negative economic cycles. But at the outset of 2009 the ‘perfect storm’ was brewing for the company in which all the operating companies were heading [...]

Engage for Change mini case studies

By |2017-04-01T20:22:26+01:00April 1st, 2017|

A series of bite-sized case studies from the Engage for Change archives DLA Piper: vision to reality 2019 to 2014 Our partnership continued with the Finance and Projects practice which in 2009 embarked on devising a refreshed business vision and strategy around the idea of relevance. We designed and facilitated the engagement of the practice [...]

Case study: Action for Recovery

By |2017-04-01T20:14:51+01:00April 1st, 2017|

In 2009 T1UK was in the eye of a storm afflicting the global economy. T1UK has been a citizen of the UK oil industry for many years and a part of the community in its many locations around the UK. The perfect storm amounted to losses in its operating units, an experience being repeated across [...]

Case study: leading a seismic shift in the gold mining industry from the inside out

By |2017-03-30T15:23:19+01:00March 30th, 2017|

A case study from the Engage for Change archives Engage for Change facilitated the top 35 executives from one of the world’s top gold mining companies over four intense days in the West African country of Mali. Engage for Change founder John Smythe gave a first hand account of his experiences: "On arrival in Mali we [...]

Case study: Thomas Cook

By |2017-03-30T15:00:45+01:00March 30th, 2017|

Thomas Cook leads the travel industry when it comes to customer service, but as part of the introduction of a new strategy to all 17,000 staff in the UK and Ireland, it intended to differentiate itself even more through outstanding customer service and service innovation to drive operational cost savings and efficiencies. Engage for Change designed [...]

Case study: Zurich Financial Services – ‘Profitable Growth Powered by You’

By |2017-03-30T14:57:11+01:00March 30th, 2017|

You may be familiar with Zurich’s advertising line: ‘Because change happenz’. It’s much more than an external brand image. The company has itself gone through a major transformation under the leadership of Jim Schiro. Change is definitely happening within Zurich. Having engineered the financial turn around of the corporation over the last four years, the leadership [...]

Case study: Rockwell Collins

By |2017-03-29T19:57:15+01:00March 29th, 2017|

Rockwell Collins Inc. is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative avionics, communications and electronics solutions for commercial and government applications, headquartered in Cedar Rapids Iowa USA. The company’s expertise in avionics, electronics, communications, information management and simulation and training is delivered by more than 20,000 employees, and a global service and support [...]

Case study: Engage for Change team size escalation process

By |2017-03-29T19:49:42+01:00March 29th, 2017|

Engage for Change facilitated a high speed, dynamic engagement of 140 leaders at a major housing association to contribute the basis for a ten-year vision. Using our team size escalation process people worked alone at first to respond to two simple ‘exam questions’ - essentially what could great look like to key stakeholders in ten [...]

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