Selected not just for the content, but for the way the concepts and information are delivered, the Effective Personal Productivity (EPP) programme showed the management team how to become more efficient within their roles.
Given the nature of the business, it was critical that both Nick and Ian were comfortable with delegation and could give tasks to other team members without negatively impacting daily operations.
The EPP programme showed them how to handle delegation appropriately, while also teaching the importance of prioritisation – making time for high pay off activities that would deliver noticeable results to the business.
These two key lessons were highlighted as being the most important during the development process, as it gave the new management team the skills needed to improve profitability and productivity within the plant.
Of course, the bespoke programme was delivered in manageable chunks by one of LMI’s most experienced directors, allowing important information to be well-retained until it became a habit.
Aside from the time-management benefits that the EPP programme delivered, a new culture of goal-setting, visualisation and self-motivation was established.
Since the delivery of the programme, J&W Whewell has reported noticeable improvements to the productivity and operational efficiency of the plant, allowing the transition period to run smoothly.
The new management team has estimated they are saving around £23,000 per annum, purely by dedicating time to high payoff tasks, while delegating other work to the wider team. With further benefits coming from improvements to product margins, health and safety management, contingency planning for Brexit and quality of blended products, the return on investment was less than one month.
However, more importantly, the EPP programme has helped both Nick and Ian learn the importance of staying on track, using self-motivation to overcome potential obstacles and deliver results for the business.