Helping the in-house legal team create a more collaborative environment
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London. It is the world’s oldest national broadcasting organisation and the largest in the world by number of employees, at around 35,000.
Recent corporate and market pressures have presented a number of strategic challenges to the BBC, which has prompted new, innovative and at times controversial solutions. The in-house legal team excel in managing and protecting the BBC in a changing landscape. The leadership team expressed the need for a more joined up and collaborative working environment and wanted to help their people to develop the skills to achieve this
Through a number of short and creative interventions with key business stakeholders, a clearer picture of the situation was created and a stronger commitment to investing in skills development was fostered within the leadership team. A diagnostic revealed that the majority of the gaps were behavioural rather than environmental or cultural.
Working within tight timescales the client opted for an afternoon session with virtually all 35 team members participating. Catseye designed a workshop that made the most of peer and leader-led learning, which automatically fostered a spirit of internal collaboration. Stories were shared, approaches discussed, and everyone walked away with a personalised strategy of how to keep building their skills.
Feedback highlighted the relevance of the workshop in its timing, content, and approach.
Key results experienced by the team were:
- Increased motivation to expand personal networks
- More productive conversations with others
- Increased connection between Staff & Leadership
- Enhanced knowledge sharing and problem solving through better networks