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Employee survey results boost for UK children’s charity

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Employee survey results boost for UK children’s charity

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

Following an operational review by Verve Consulting, Plan UK’s Director of Human Resources, Angela Beerman is delighted that the latest employee survey is already showing great improvements in satisfaction scores for the management practices that were in the scope of the Verve project.

Commenting on the results, Angela said:”It is great news that we have the improved employee survey results as evidence of the successful outcome of the work Verve has done.”

Plan UK is part of a global children’s charity that has worked for over 75 years with children in the world’s poorest countries to help them build a better future.

The work by Verve produced a top line decision making map, a decision tool covering accountabilities, responsibilities and communication, and an implementation plan.

Angela continues: “The work Verve has done is making a difference already at the senior levels in the organization and the decision making tool gives us clarity for our plans and business cases.”

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YoungDementia UK Homes makes progress with a 5-star contribution from Verve Consulting

Friday, October 5th, 2012

Verve’s work with YoungDementia UK Homes has resulted in successful progress toward the delivery of a residential home offering long-term accommodation and support for people with young onset dementia.

Working closely with Chairman, Geoff Shepherd, and the Board of Trustees, Verve managed the strategy process, and the charity has made impressive progress since Verve’s involvement. Although Geoff recognizes that he and the Trustees still have much work to do, he is pleased with the results so far.

Geoff said, “Working with Verve was a very, very invigorating experience. They have a sound commercial approach and are results oriented, which was a winning combination for us. We would not have made the progress we did without Verve and overall I rate Verve’s involvement a 5-star contribution.”

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Verve works with YoungDementia UK on ambitious new strategy

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Verve Consulting was recently appointed by YoungDementia UK to work with the charity on the development of its strategy.

Director, Tessa Gutteridge explains: “We decided to engage Verve because we wanted someone who was independent of the Board, but who had a proven track record of understanding strategy and the charity sector.”

Tessa continues: “Verve Consulting’s involvement meant that we were able to commit quality time to discussion about where we wanted to take the charity in the future. With Verve’s knowledge of the charity sector they were able to challenge our assumptions and help us get clarity into our thinking. And finally, Verve’s experience with strategy work ensured we focused on achievements, rather than the process, to give us a far better outcome.”

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Verve completes global change programme for telecommunications group

Tuesday, January 17th, 2012

A leading telecommunications group needed a well-defined, global, change management programme to drive improved collaboration across international boundaries and business groups.

The client wanted to improve efficiency and effectiveness through greater collaboration between its subsidiaries around the world. A major internal change programme was essential in order to achieve these objectives and, after a slow start using internal resources, the Client brought in Verve Consulting to re-establish the implementation of this global change programme.

The complex nature of this strategic work demanded an equal measure of experience in large-scale technology projects and sensitivity in managing behavior change with culturally different groups and diverse working methods.

Verve’s leadership of the programme resulted in a successful outcome for this global telecommunications company. The launch of the tools and global roll out was delivered on time and to budget with the company benefitting from a more efficient way of working.

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