Thoughts on our Performance - Plain & Simple event

For one-day only this year on 16 October 2018 at Rooms on Regent's Park, we teamed up with andpartnership, experts in leadership development, organisational change and talent development, to create a unique event, Performance – Plain and Simple.

Combining our expertise, we ran 6 innovative and interactive workshops, underpinned by theory, on different performance-related topics throughout the day; with our own personal aim being to give a taster of what React: offers.

The day kicked off in Nuffield Hall with our very own Stuart Nurse, and Ian Kaye from andpartnership welcoming a room full of eager HR and L&D leaders from household brands, ready and willing to learn from our experts.

As the morning continued, David Tomkinson, Director of andpartnership, gave his thought-provoking keynote on whether we are looking through the wrong lens to get great performance from our people, which included an evocative role-play scenario performed by some of our actors: a conversation between a line manager and an employee who reports to them, with three other actors playing the thoughts, feelings and needs of the employee, demonstrating the secret internal dialogue we have with ourselves, with a touch of React: humour thrown in of course!

It was an exciting and ambitious event for us, covering a lot of ground in a short space of time, so we were thrilled by the buzz in room, with lots of laughter and people clearly engaged in the workshops.

Miles Cherry, our Executive Chairman, reflected after the event: “The day had an informal and collaborative feel to it, which meant that by the end of the day it felt like a really friendly crowd, as if we were amongst friends.”

Our subject matter experts were raring to answer any burgeoning questions in the Curiosity Café, and our team had some interesting discussions with participants on how to get the best from their teams, as well as raising specific problems they wanted to address and find a way through.

The opportunity to demonstrate what we’re about both individually and in partnership has proven that these kinds of taster events are an extremely worthwhile thing to do. For us personally, networking and being able to talk to our present and potential future clients face-to-face and explore people’s visions in person, whether individual or organisational, was invaluable.

We believe that each and every conversation is critical for business, and since we are a company that’s all about improving conversation, it was great to be directly involved in so many discussions on the day, and we’re glad so many of our attendees felt the same.

Adrian Cook, our Managing Director, contemplated: “We are grateful, appreciative and inspired by the astonishingly positive feedback we’ve had from the event and the opportunity to do new work with clients following on.”

A huge thanks to everyone that attended, React will be presenting more taster-style workshops in 2019, if you’d like to be kept informed or register your interest in any of these events including free tasters, please drop us a line at helpdesk@react.co.uk.

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Thoughts on our Performance - Plain & Simple event