Soon, though, she found she was more in control of her team and workload than she’d even been. Where there hadn’t been management information or workflow control, she could now quantify every task her team needed to complete. Where she couldn’t separate the superstars in her team from the non-performers, it was now easy to, thanks to a new way of performance management.
Jo really enjoyed the change. In fact, she started to like her job more and more. She felt empowered and led her team with new insight and energy. She dreamt bigger than she’d ever dared – so much so that when the council’s Future Leaders Programme was announced – something she’d never considered applying for before – she decided that, this time, she would go for it. And no one was more surprised than Jo when she was successful.
Now on track for senior leadership and having cut costs in her operational area by £100,000, she became famous in the council and was invited to speak in front of 90 council leaders on how she’d successfully transformed her team.
“Working with Curium felt like I’d won the lottery”, she said.