Delivering an increase in confidence when communicating change
National Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) possesses some of the world’s pre-eminent scientific and technical minds and is a global thought leader in the Nuclear Industry. To proactively rise to the challenges of a fast-moving commercial and environmental landscape, NNL has evolved its organisation design and adopted new ways of working.
The challenge was to equip and inspire the organisation’s top 120 leaders to take their teams with them on an ambitious change journey, without negatively impacting service delivery – and most critically, given the nature of the industry, safety. And that is where Axiom had a role to play.
Working collaboratively with NNL’s executive and communication teams we’ve co-created and facilitated a series of five one-day leadership events. These highly interactive sessions provided NNL’s top team with the information, tools, techniques and confidence needed to effectively communicate the organisational changes and demonstrate the leadership behaviours necessary to make the new structure work.
The ‘stand up’ of the new organisation design went smoothly and without incident, with one senior colleague wryly reporting ‘On the day we implemented the change, nothing happened, which was exactly what I wanted.’
Since then our focus, at the two most recent events and the subsequent meetings they have triggered, has been on helping NNL leaders to successfully embed the new ways of working throughout the organisation.
What our client says
“Axiom worked collaboratively with us, playing to our respective strengths, to help shape and deliver our leadership events, often at relatively short notice. I’m really pleased with the contribution they have made to the effectiveness of these one-day sessions. I can report a visible increase in the confidence of our leadership community in communicating change, which has helped lay the foundations for our ongoing success as an organisation.”
Clare Barlow, Chief HR Officer, National Nuclear Laboratory