Supercharge your SME performance & build sustainable competitive advantage

5th March 2020 @ 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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Find out how investing in your employee experience could make your business more profitable, lower employee turnover & generate more revenue

About this Event

Organisations who invest in employee experience have found that they are more profitable, have lower employee turnover, generate more revenue, and have far superior stock price performance over their peers. The return on investment on employee experience has proven to be very significant.

Attendees of LCMB’s “Supercharge your SME performance” workshop, in partnership with Oxfordshire Greentech, will hear how to maximise the return on investment they get from two critical drivers of performance, their people and their real estate by:

1. Ensuring they have a people strategy that aligns the cultural environment with their business strategy

2. Their workplaces allow their people to thrive and reduces their resource use, reducing operational costs, energy use and carbon emissions

The workshop will be delivered by Rob Robson – Business Psychologist and Principle of 8Connect People & Change Consulting and John O’Brien – Founder and MD of LCMB Building Performance Specialists.

Rob works with business leaders to help them unlock change and enable performance through their people. John leads Oxford Greentech member organisation LCMB, who work with clients to ensure their workplaces, buildings and estate allow their people and organisation to thrive.

Attendees of the workshop will leave with actions to:

• Review, enhance and improve their people strategy to ensure sustainable performance

• More effectively align employee engagement and motivation with business priorities

• Ensure their people and organisations thrive by improving workplace wellbeing, performance and productivity

• Reduce their workplace, buildings and estate operational costs and improve their environmental performance

In addition, Rob and John will give the workshop attendees a toolkit to take away to plan and improve their people strategy, employee experience and workplace performance.

Workshop agenda and timings

8.30 – Coffee/breakfast and networking

9 – 9.15 – Introductions

9.15 – Creating a successful people strategy – Rob Robson – 8 Connect.

Rob will lead an interactive planning session detailing an approach to people strategy development that will ensure that you, and your HR department (if you have one), can be focused on enabling your business strategy and meeting future challenges in your industry. He will outline some broad capabilities to consider and challenge you to think about your role as a leader in aligning culture and strategy. You will have the opportunity to start the strategy building process and take away a structure that will help you to develop it further.

10.30 – 11.00 – Coffee and networking

11.00 – 12.00 – Creating high performance and sustainable workplaces– John O’Brien – LCMB.

John will summarise the latest research detailing the impact of workplaces on employee wellbeing, performance and productivity. He will also explain how workplace operational costs can be reduced by 5-10% and energy costs and carbon emissions by 10 to 20%. Attendees will also be given a guide to take away that will help you make your workplaces more productive and sustainable.

12.00 – Networking

13.00 – Close

Please note that the workshop is part-funded by European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) and is available to eligible SME applicants as part of phase 2 of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme.


5th March 2020
8:30 am - 1:00 pm
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