Throughout 2022, we supported our client Axiom, the employee engagement specialists, in delivering a series of face-to-face events for a leading provider in the construction industry. The purpose of these events was to bring together senior leaders and change champions from several divisions and work towards a sustainable future through engaging, collaborative discussions.
The construction business was formed during the pandemic, having previously comprised of several companies and divisions. The leadership group placed importance on bringing colleagues together into the same room after being apart for a long period of time due to social distancing measures. The objective of the event was to create clarity and enhance buy-in to the business strategy for the years ahead.
Key to the success of the engagement was hearing the voices and insights of participants through group working and an engaging, interactive agenda designed by Chris Carey and the team from Axiom. The first event was first held in April and conducted in a highly candid and action-oriented climate. Two further face-to-face events were built on these solid foundations and drove even deeper into the need to deliver success.
The events required colleagues to travel from across the UK and elsewhere in Europe to attend the events and physically meet colleagues within the organisation – many for the very first time. The aim was to ask participants to work in groups throughout the agenda and tackle business challenges and offer input and solutions. Sensitive information needed to stay internal, therefore requiring a solution which was private and closed-off externally.
Senior stakeholders placed importance on participants on offering up solutions through interactive and collaborative activities often taking advantage of the opportunity to offer their insights anonymously. The group discussions, and importantly personal actions, were captured and recorded through our workshop app – Collaborate – facilitated by Axiom.