People & Leadership

This content is part of the GBCC’s Raise the BAR campaign on business adaptability & resilience (find out more here). This page focuses on how businesses can bring their employees with them when adapting to change.

Join the conversation on social media using the hashtag #RTB19 and find out more in the sections below.

Key stats

of strategies fail to deliver their intended results (Kaplan & Norton, Harvard Business Review)
of employees do not believe that their organisation can communicate change effectively (Curium Solutions)
of employees had flexible working arrangements in 2017 (CIPD)

About the Campaign:

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Business Insights

Getting Fit for the Future: Implementing Change at Midland Heart

Joe Reeves, Executive Director for Strategy and Growth shares how Midland Heart have approached implementing a major change programme.

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Leading Change

Andy Dawson, Co-Founder & Director of Curium Solutions explores the role that leadership plays in delivering successful transformation.

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Top Tips to Achieve Highly Productive Change

Fiona Anderson from the CIPD Birmingham Committee shares her take on how businesses can engage employees in delivering change.

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Investing in Our People: Happy Hospitality

Doug Wright, MD, Wright Restaurants Ltd shares his experiences of investing in new approaches to training and the positive impact it has had on growth and resilience.

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The Business Wisdom that some Leaders Ignore but Shouldn’t

Ruth Gawthrope, CEO, Smart Working Revolution, explores how high employment rates are shifting employers’ views on flexible working.

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Responding Challenges in the Automotive Sector

Richard Hill, Head of Automotive & Manufacturing Sector at NatWest explores the challenges facing automotive sector businesses and the role leadership plays in navigating them.

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What support is available

The GBCC regularly publish briefings on major legislative and policy changes, such as apprenticeship reforms, TLevels and gender pay gap reporting

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The GBCC’s Growth Through People campaign aims to help local businesses boost productivity through leadership & people management skills. It is an annual, month long series of free to access events & resources.

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The CIPD, in partnership with the GBCC has secured funding to provide free HR and people management support to help improve the performance of small firms.

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