At the core of the programme was a highly experiential workshop, running over two and a half days. This was held on a holiday park, requiring Brakes managers to live in basic accommodation in close quarters with colleagues from across the business.
Alison Townson, Leadership Development and Talent Director at Brakes Group, says, “Lane4 moved quickly and together we built the strong partnership essential to delivering over 20 workshops.
The workshop proved transformational and our managers still talk about it today. It certainly took them outside their comfort zone and we could see mindsets changing, as they were challenged to look at situations from a new angle. As a food business, we wanted food to feature, so workshop participants cooked a meal together and shared their leadership journeys. This built fantastic rapport within a short space of time.”
Alison emphasises, “This foundation of trust was vital in helping our managers to successfully give and receive 360-degree feedback in small groups using the feedback tool developed by Lane4. This formed a fundamental part of the programme and these groups continue to meet to develop their action learning.”