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Business Briefing – Looking to the culture of tomorrow

23 March, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Engaged people driving performance

The greatest source of inefficiency for most organisations lies in working relationships:

  • 75+% of people leave jobs because of relationship issues
  • A typical manager loses 25% of his/her day to unnecessary conflict
  • Only 30% of people trust their bosses

Despite billions being spent on leadership, we keep on having the same old costly people problems – conflict, mistrust, low morale and disengagement.

This is an old problem that requires a new approach, a different style of leadership, a culture that breeds openness, trust and collaboration.

Shay McConnon will give you practical ways to create the post Covid-19 culture, where staff are happy, engaged, well led and productive. He specialises in mind set and behaviour change i.e. bringing about the change rather than talking about it – transformation rather than information.

The business case for employee engagement has been made, but people struggle to create it. Shay will share with you his approach for a multi-generational workplace. He will give you practical examples and tools you can use immediately to engage your staff and get them taking ownership for their issues. Shay gives you not only the Why and the What, but the How to for creating the workplace of the future, now.

Learn how to embed the What am I going to do? not What is management going to do? mindset and the difference this has made to the culture of Siemens, NHS, BAE Systems, and others.

This practical, hands-on session will enable you to achieve

  • A bit of a ‘pick me up’ in these difficult times
  • Higher levels of staff engagement
  • More ownership from everyone
  • Happier, more productive people
  • Reduced absenteeism and attrition
  • Higher profitability

Best of all, this change is driven by individuals, not management and can be done remotely or face to face. It will equip your people to manage their working relationships and to make their place of work an even better place to work.

Shay McConnon is a psychologist, an author of 18 books, and the founder of People First, an international training and consultancy group that specialises in leadership and culture issues. He has been working in this space for 34 years.

He is the creator of’ An Even Better Place to Work, an online, self-managed solution that prevents people problems and encourages the ‘What am I going to do?’ not the ‘What is management going to do?’ mindset. This solution is being used by Siemens, the Environment Agency, NHS and other leading organisations globally to engage their staff and promote ownership. It was a finalist in the Association of Business Psychology Awards for employee engagement.

He is a regular speaker at conferences and has been awarded a Fellowship by the Professional Speakers Association. Shay appeared recently in a BBC TV documentary on workplace transformation. He is a member of the Magic Circle and he uses magic to illustrate his key messages in a fun and memorable way.

Please note that this is a virtual meeting on Zoom.

You do need to book by 0900 on the day. You will then receive an email just after bookings close with the Zoom meeting ID and password to enable you to join the meeting online.


23 March, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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