Anne Marie McEwan – Create a safe environment

We become a collect of resource for those persons, and then we encourage them, you know, outside of the company, so “watch, watch who else is doing it. Yeah watch how other businesses are changing. What’s the rationale for it, what’s the reason for it? What are the case studies? Listen, listen to conversations”. And then once they’ve done that, to say, right, pilot. Take a little project, the thing that you need to do, and actually if you’re worried about the public profile of it, take it away into a corner, and sort of work on it where you know if it fails it’s not going to fail, you know, massively, in the full glare of public view. So, in another words create a safe environment. And I think this is a huge opportunity for people like us to be doing that, and then what we do is provide a sand box, you know, and not only do we provide the sand box, but we also then provide this external capability to provide reassurance, to provide expertise and provide expertise that’s all complementary, and actually when people have known they got the courage to get back and then do something, then we support them through scoping a pilot project and actually help them into practice. I know this works.

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