New leadership as TPS Carillion gears up for change
TPS provides comprehensive planning, engineering and architectural design, 3D modelling and project management services to commercial and public sector customers throughout Carillion's markets. The company offers specialist consultancy services including: security and counter terrorism, land and property surveying and legislation, geotechnical engineering, transportation planning, CDM and Health & Safety.
Acorn was asked to create a team coaching programme to support senior managers through the changes and maximise effectiveness in leading and influencing the business to meet its goals.
Steve Gee from Acorn explains: "Acorn already had a positive track record with other divisions of Carillion and TPS was comfortable that we understood the issues of their business sector and the challenges their teams were facing. This allowed us to develop a series of exercises and discussion forums that were directly relevant to their day-to-day business,"
The aims of the programme:
mark a 'fresh start' under new leadership in a new business
review the senior management's team's collective purpose as a
strategic leadership entity for TPS
identify the culture and behaviour required within the team to ensure
the business objectives were met
enhance trust and build relationships between team members to allow
greater openness and engagement with issues
identify key issues and the necessary actions to enhance team
capture planned implementation of actions resulting from the
- To provide a stimulating environment for reflection, positive engagement and social interaction
Feedback from the team members:
"I think we had time to reflect on our collective roles and how we as individuals collaborate and work together. We also had an opportunity to explore the horizon and establish some ground rules. It was much needed and very well facilitated."
"I entered the two days not knowing what to expect and left with the feeling that we were a stronger team with some good actions concerning how we can function more effectively."
"It was rewarding to realise that we can act well as a team with complementary skills and respect for each other."