We’re pleased to announce that we’re now members of the Management Consultancies Association (MCA).

The MCA is the voice of the consulting industry and the representative body for the UK’s leading management consulting firms.  Engaging in public debate with businesses and government on topical issues, championing the positive force of consulting in the UK. Members are required to meet stringent criteria and are periodically audited to ensure high standards are maintained.

 

Greig Walker, Director of Unleash & Engage commented

We’re delighted to join the MCA. We care about how the consulting industry develops and the legacy we leave with the businesses we support to achieve sustainable operational excellence and with the gang of talented coaches we work with to deliver large scale business transformations. How U&E and other leading consultancy firms lead, innovate and behave, overtime changes and improves not only how consultancy is delivered, but how it is received by senior leadership teams and frontline workers, building greater trust in the industry and profession. The MCA is undoubtedly part of this journey of growth.”

 

Tamzen Isacsson, Chief Executive of the MCA, added:

“We are glad to welcome Unleash & Engage to the MCA membership which is expanding significantly this year. In challenging times like these, it is positive to see firms join the association and drive forward our shared values. We look forward to introducing them to the wider membership to support them in their business development and growth.”

To find out more about the MCA click here

There is no magic wand or quick fix for Operational Excellence, nor can somebody else put in the hard miles for you and hand you it on a plate.  What we have managed to do at Unleash & Engage is distil the very essence of Operational Excellence, built a 12-week deployment model around this, followed by a three-month sustainment phase where the new habits are embedded as being ‘the way we do things around here’

12 Steps to Achieving Sustainable Operational Excellence.

Our Sustainable Operational Excellence model consists of 12 steps in 12 weeks and is guaranteed to deliver a 20% productivity improvement. 

The main benefit we see when we work with teams is that the level of engagement goes through the roof when people are unleashed from the box that the organisation has put them in (whether intentionally or not).  This is the most satisfying part of our work and the reason why we do what we do.

Once we reach the targets that we agree at the outset, we don’t stop making progress. In our most recent engagement with a large multinational company, we achieved more than double our target levels of improvement – measured during weeks 8 – 12 of the engagement.  One of the client team members said “I’ve been involved in LEAN projects and other improvement stuff, but this is the first time I’ve seen something that’s truly transformational.  What we’ve achieved in such a short amount of time is amazing”.

Our approach contains a number of simple tools, which when combined with leadership coaching, and deployed in just the right way, produces really amazing results.  We have made it successful in project teams, transactional functions, finance teams, sales teams, white collar, blue collar, distributed teams and design teams.

None of the steps are scary and taken in isolation, they can even appear trivial. However, when built together, with the involvement of the team, and the time and commitment from the front-line Manager, the results can be truly staggering. Find out more cContact Unleash & Engage.

A leading thinker and practitioner of Lean, DW Support Services approached Unleash & Engage founder; Mark Gregory to speak about Transformational Change in Real Life.

Mark provided a pre-dinner motivational speech giving practical insights on leading transformational change.  Focusing on Difference, Logic & Emotion, Involvement, Engaging & Communicating, creating new sustainable habits and dealing with loneliness.

When Mark talks about transformational change it doesn’t follow the usual leadership textbook but instead the Unleash & Engage proven approach to achieving real sustainable change and operational excellence and how this approach can be applied in real life.  To find out more contact Mark Gregory.

 

 

 

Founder of Unleash & Engage Mark Gregory has extensive business transformation experience, developing his early career at Toyota where he undertook their renown ‘Lean’ programme in Japan. Now a leading authority on ‘Lean’, Mark works closely with large complex organisations to help them understand and achieve sustainable operational excellence.

Speaking at the Annual European Manufacturing Strategies Summit, Mark’s keynote presentation explained the powerful concepts of ‘Lean Engagement’, creating the business case and proposition for ‘Human Lean’.

When Mark talks about ‘Lean’ it’s always a great success.  If you want to know more about ‘Lean’, ‘Human Lean’ and what this means in relation to Sustainable Operational Excellence then please contact Mark Gregory

 

 

Value stream mapping is a tool commonly used in lean continuous improvement programmes to help identify, understand and improve the material and information flow within organisations. Value Stream Mapping captures and presents the whole process from end-to-end.

Unleash & Engage worked with the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, starting with the design and delivery of a number of value stream mapping workshops.  Creating interstate value adding processes and robust implementation plans across this complex organisation.

A Value Stream Mapping ‘Train the Trainer’ Programme was then designed and delivered to train a number of key individuals to lead and run value stream mapping workshops throughout the organisation to enable all employees to understand and participate in the process to achieve optimal results.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Founder of Unleash & Engage, Mark Gregory, is a leading thinker and practitioner of Employee Engagement, so it was a natural fit when Kent County Council approached him to speak at their Employee Engagement Conference.

Mark’s keynote presentation titled the ‘Employee Engagement Conundrum’ gave practical insights into the key enablers of employee engagement.

Mark is a regular keynote speaker on the topics of Lean, Leadership, Employee Engagement, Business Transformation and Sustainable Operational Excellence.

When Mark talks about achieving any kind of transformational change he doesn’t follow the usual ‘textbook approach’ but instead the Unleash & Engage way to achieving real sustainable change and operational excellence and how this can be applied in your work and personal life.  To find out more contact Mark Gregory.

 

 

Working with the Couravel Leadership Team we Designed and delivered a value stream mapping programme for use within their client base. This enabled them to establish a complete market offering delivering interstate value adding processes and robust implementation plans within complex organisations.

A Value Stream Mapping ‘Train the Trainer’ Programme was then designed and delivered to train a number of key individuals to lead and run value stream mapping workshops throughout the organisation to enable all employees to understand and participate in the process to achieve optimal results.

A leading speaker on Sustainable Operational Excellence, Mark Gregory presented at an Academy of Service Excellence conference on Transformational Change in Real Life.

Mark’s keynote presentation shared practical insights on transformational change.  Focusing on Difference, Logic & Emotion, Involvement, Engaging & Communicating, creating new Sustainable Habits and dealing with Loneliness.

When Mark talks about transformational change it doesn’t follow the usual ‘textbook approach’ but instead he brings to life for the audience the Unleash & Engage proven approach to achieving real sustainable transformational change and shows how this approach can be applied in both your work and personal life.  To find out more contact Mark Gregory.

So, you can read the book, which we highly recommend, but then once you’ve done that you’ll realise getting a large team of people to follow it is another matter.   Part of our work with Marshall, focused on the delivery of a 7 Habits of Highly Effective People programme across their entire Senior Management team.

We delivered the Franklin Covey 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Programme to the team and gave every individual in the team the knowledge and tools they need to become highly effective in their organisation.

This approach meant that every leader underwent the programme at the same time and helped each other when implementing the changes in behaviours and habits – an enjoyable programme and a great success for the team.

 

 

Working with the Management Board at BAE Systems – Aircraft Manufacturing. The Unleash & Engage team used the Visioning Framework to lead the board and senior managers through a vision development process to generate a powerful image of the future.

This unique Visioning Framework includes a four-stage process; Prepare, Develop, Create and Acquire to embed the new Vision across all functions as a key initial part of achieving sustainable operational excellence. As part of this, we also worked with the Communications team developing approaches to achieve engagement through the use of innovative engagement aids.

Following this, we worked with the Senior Leadership Team from the Military Air and Information Group developing a strategic approach for the implementation of an enterprise-wide lean transformation.