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Matt Furness

Consultant Analyst

Find out a bit more about Matt

Where has your passion for performance come from?

Growing up, I have always been competitive. My desire to be the best, whether that was at school, in sport or elsewhere, drove me to discover what differentiated those who perform from those who don’t. My passion for performance, and uncovering its key contributing factors, has continued until the present day.

What gives organisations the winning edge?

I think it’s impossible to deny that the raw ability of workers is important for performance. However, it’s equally undeniable that ability doesn’t always guarantee high performance. It’s therefore all about getting the best people in and making sure that these people are engaged and able to perform at their very best. An organisation’s leadership and culture, in my opinion, are two of the most critical factors in making this a reality.

BACKGROUND

  • Joined Lane4 as an intern in the Talent Management and Assessment team in 2014.
  • Worked in various roles and teams across Lane4, including the Marketing, Project, Research and Product, and Talent Management and Assessment teams.
  • Multiple award-winning Psychology BSc from the University of Bath.
  • Occupational Psychology MSc from the University of Birkbeck.
  • Qualified cricket coach.