A mini case study in Team Development


...as part of a larger Change Initiative

BBC Strategy and Distribution Division

The Opportunity
To design a programme of activities for an "away-day" that forms part of the "ONE BBC – Making it Happen" change initiative. To include a morning centred around the theme of creativity and an afternoon that focuses on collaboration

The Business Objective - "Helping to create links for a stronger whole"

Should be FUN
Creating the opportunity for people to get to know each other better.
Sense of participation and involvement for everyone.
The whole event to be "surprising", creative and engaging.

Programme included:

  • Sessions: Getting to Know each otherCreativity workshop with an artist/facilitator
  • Team collaboration outdoor exercise with pyrotechnic finale
  • Review and Action Planning Sessions
  • Presentations

The Action Plans included:

  • Rewarding Creativity
  • Creating an "ideas pipeline" to capture good ideas
  • Create cross-divisional teams for projects
  • Celebrating Success
  • Ensuring clarity of goals
  • Sharing information and listening more
  • Using the talent pool

Project outcomes included:

Being invited to run a similar event for another department

Client Comments

"We got to know a lot more about each other"

"using external facilitation really helped to challenge us in the reviews."

"We will respect each other and embrace diversity so that everyone can give their best"