Powerful workshops help teams to embrace change
10 July 2019
Leaders from Safeguarding, Occupational Health and HR have recently attended powerful new workshops aimed at helping teams to embrace change.
In advance of the trusts merging in 2020, Corporate Services
teams from Basildon, Mid Essex and Southend hospitals are beginning
to come together as single teams. It is a challenging process, with
some staff moving offices and some changing roles. But it's also an
exciting time, with teams collaborating to deliver smarter, more
innovative ways of working that give the best services across our
Using a development technique called Myers Briggs Type Inventory
(MBTI), the workshops helped the leaders gain a deeper
understanding of how change affects people in different ways. They
learnt techniques for identifying strengths and overcoming
difficulties, stress and conflict, to build an engaged and high
The workshops also highlighted the need for good communication,
learning and development, and lifting the spirits of a team going
through change. They looked at how leaders can become change
advocates who lead the way in creating a shared vision, purpose and
"Your success and sense of fulfilment isn't just about what you
know, it's also about your relationships and interactions with
others," says Paul Hodson, Associate Director for Safeguarding.
"Understanding the need for a collaborative approach is where I
found the workshop incredibly useful. We realised that our journey
is something the whole team need to be involved in, and so our away
day will allow all Safeguarding team members the opportunity to
have a say in the direction we take," continued Paul.
"The day was a real eye-opener," says Sue Hillman, Head of
Occupational Health. "Organisations change and evolve all the time,
and if we want to succeed, it's important that we keep pace. Now we
have sight of our shared purpose we can inform, engage and inspire
colleagues to embark on our change journey with us."
Feedback confirms that the workshops are incredibly valuable.
Further sessions are planned for Capital Estates, Infection Control