HOLST SUPPORTS CULTURAL CHANGE WITH ITS PSYCHOMETRIC TOOLS, WORKSHOPS AND TRAINING SERIES
The academic department at Nuffield is one of the largest of its kind, leading the world in reproductive health research.
When Lesa Levett joined Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Women’s and Reproductive Health, she quickly realised there was a problem with the department’s culture. Researchers and medics felt restricted in the way they worked particularly when using the specialist equipment required for their research. Lesa quickly engaged her staff to understand the issues and the results showed a significant lack of trust.
“There was a lot of unhappiness, they didn’t communicate very well, and people felt that they were underdeveloped and undervalued. My findings highlighted the lack of investment in many areas.”
• Improve internal communication by implementing training and development workshops
• Engage in the development of existing employees using McQuaig and flowprofiler®
• Focus on continuous improvement using McQuaig for recruitment and selection.
“The training, provided by Holst, helped staff understand their McQuaig profiles which in turn helped them to understand their colleagues too. It highlighted the similarities and differences in how we can work, communicate and respect each other better.”