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Mobilising the Organisation; Changing the Culture

PMI worked with this organisation on a large-scale project around culture change, 4,400 staff with a €1.1bn turnover multiyear project, ensuring the viability of specific business units. We developed a coaching and support programme for the improvement team leader and executive team focused on training and strategic, tactical and interpersonal coaching.

The customer challenge

This organisation is a specialist manufacturer within an international group undergoing significant change.

The challenge was for this specific business unit to ensure their viability in the context of:

  • Shifting Group priorities
  • Variable performance history
  • A culture of complacency.



  • A simple clear and attractive aim for the business was defined which all staff have endorsed and are working towards own objectives
  • A discernible culture shift towards one of leadership, involvement, pro-activity and performance
  • The language of improvement is heard around the business
  • Visible control and improvement of many processes
  • Use of systematic methods in everyday work across the business and in a wide range of scenarios
  • Current business performance has improved and foundations laid for the future.


PMI’s Contribution

To provide support to the organisation, PMI coached and supported the improvement team leader and trained several specialist staff at Green Belt and Black Belt level

In Addition, support and coaching was provided to the Executive Team, as well as a bespoke package of support including:

  • Training and coaching of improvement specialists
  • Specific project team support
  • Ongoing strategic, tactical and interpersonal coaching

"Creating a common language of improvement around a business is a key driver of a Continuous Improvement culture."