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The Manufacturing Technology Centre

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Background

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) was established in 2010 as an independent Research & Technology Organisation (RTO) with the objective of bridging the gap between academia and industry.
Since 2011 MTC expanded rapidly from 16 industrial members and 44 staff to an order of magnitude more members and more than 500 employees from diverse backgrounds. Their footprint and facilities have been developed with the construction of three more facilities, including the National Centre for Additive Manufacturing.

Design

We worked with MTC to design and deliver a high-impact and multi-dimensional two day team immersion programme here at the Møller Institute focusing on building personal leadership skills as well as understanding how to adopt behaviours, skills and attitudes of a high performing team. We developed a sustained pre-programme diagnostic session with the senior team centred around 1:1 interviews as well as tools for raising their self- awareness, understanding diversity in the team and personal leadership.

The aims of the programme were to develop a highly customised and effective two-day team immersion for the MTC senior leadership team that delivered real tangible performance benefits for the individuals, the team and MTC as an organisation. A key outcome was to develop a sustainable and empowered senior leadership team for MTC where the team developed high trust, the courage for healthy conflict, commitment, accountability and focus on collective results. We wanted to provide alignment in the team to the strategy and growth vision of the organisation and enable the team to provide the optimal culture and environment for wider MTC colleagues and succeed in working towards the organisation’s vision and mission,

Delivery

  • The programme focused on the following areas:
  • Personal Leadership: The evolving business context and personal leadership challenges
  • High Performance teams and your own social style
  • Leadership and Values – Case study
  • Habits and systems (over goals and targets); how to improve the performance of the team
  • Twilight Talk – The Art and Science of High Performing Teams

Impact

  • The senior team participants were able to develop further overall emotional intelligence as well as self-awareness of their roles as team members as well as the roles, styles and preferences of others.
  • Participants developed a deeper understanding of team dynamics and the diversity of the team and also existing potential dysfunctions or sub-optimal behaviours and how to change these through practical application
  • Members of the team were aligned and understood how they could align all areas of the organisation as well as to model the leadership behaviours to help them to achieve their objectives.