Case Study: Executive Team Development, The Roundhouse Trust

08 June 17


Marcus Davey, CEO & Artistic Director of the Roundhouse, commissioned Gallanach to support the development of its Executive Team. Although Marcus has led the organisation for over 10 years the other directors were all relatively new in post.  The team needed to gel together quickly to lead the Roundhouse as it put in place a new vision for its future.

Norman Blissett, Director of Gallanach, met with Marcus and each of the directors to understand the challenges of their role and how they could work together as a high performing executive team.  The findings were summarised in a report and recommendations, presented back to Marcus.

This led to a facilitated workshop for the whole team.  The purpose of the workshop was to unite the team around the vision, agree how the team would work together to achieve that vision, set out the team role in leading the organisation, prioritise actions and identify areas for future development.

By spending time on analysing and diagnosing the current issues within the team and organisation, Norman identified the main areas to develop and use evidence based techniques to achieve this in the workshop.

The development project has so far achieved all its aims.  The team took away a number of actions which they have successfully implemented.

“Gallanach got to grips quickly with the challenges faced by the Directors Group, both as individuals and as a team.  From this they identified the practical steps required to build the cohesion and performance of the team as we strive to lead the organisation to achieve our bold vision.  The workshop they facilitated was not only very useful in building the team, but also interesting and enjoyable.”  Marcus Davey, CEO, Roundhouse

*The Roundhouse is one of the most incredible live performance spaces in the world where the biggest names in music, theatre, circus and spoken word take to the stage every day.

It’s also a hub of inspiration where artists and emerging talent create extraordinary work and where young people can grow creatively as individuals. They believe in the power of creativity to change lives. By giving young people the chance to engage with the arts through our music, media and performance projects, they inspire them to reach further, dream bigger, and achieve more.

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