Diverse teams create a performance opportunity - and a cultural challenge

It is well established that, when it comes to complex tasks in the workplace, diverse teams will outperform ones where everyone is very similar, even those with the "best and brightest". However, this sort of diversity also presents cultural challenges to every organisation. In this webinar, we will look at the steps that will help you move from diversity being a source of challenge, even conflict, to being a vital asset to enhance the performance of the organisation. Patrick Ballin will use real examples drawn from his decades of work with teams over a wide spread of sectors, countries and sizes of organisations.

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The take homes

Attendees will come away with a deeper appreciation of how to create and maintain a high performance inclusive culture that will increase the likelihood of their organisation delivering the stretching real-world results their strategies demand.

Diverse teams - smooth road to success of a car-crash of conflicting cultures?

Patrick Ballin

Working as an executive coach and consultant with organisations across the private, public and non-profit sectors, Patrick helps senior managers and global teams to enhance their professional performance and achieve their business and career goals. He describes his work as "putting good interaction at the heart of getting things done."

His background is in the retail industry, where he was the Global Head of Supply Chain & Logistics Development for The Body Shop, responsible for a programme of change across 52 countries. Patrick has an international reputation as a practitioner in Belbin Team Roles and is a master coach for Belbin North America (3Circle Partners). He has conducted team development workshops and effective interaction coaching in the UK, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA. Clients include the NHS, Compassion in World Farming, University of Sussex, Gallo Wines, Eli Lilly, Genentech, Agusta Westland and Xerox.

In the field of collaboration and business change, Patrick recently coached on the NBS Partners programme, a global business partnering initiative for Novartis, which was awarded gold at the Learning Technologies Awards 2016. He is a Visiting Lecturer on Specialist Masters Programmes at Brighton Business School and has advised on the establishment of the internal learning and development academies at both Morrisons and Grant Thornton. He holds an MA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of the RSA.


We are in times of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity (VUCA). In this webinar, internationally recognised expert in inclusion, Dr. Ian Dodds, will demonstrate how to deliver high performance in these VUCA times through Inclusive Leadership. He will describe what Inclusive Leadership is and how to develop Inclusive Leaders to deliver high performance, great customer service, high levels of employee engagement and complex change. Ian is a founder partner of the Adaptive Intelligence Group, contributing his expertise to create adaptive cultures and an environment of excellence.

Take homes

Listeners to this webinar will come away with an understanding of how creating their own inclusive high performance culture will greatly increase the likelihood of their organisation delivering the stretching real-world results their strategies demand.

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Delivering high performance through inclusive leadership in these VUCA times

Dr Ian Dodds

Dr. Ian Dodds has a successful record of turning round failing organisations by developing inclusive leaders right down to the front-line of management; as well as driving Gender and Race Equality in organisations. Before becoming a consultant, Ian was Group Head of Organisational and People Development for ICI, then the largest chemicals company in the world, and a member of its Fine Chemicals Manufacturing Board. He is a regular speaker on international platforms on the Power of Inclusion and is featured in Who’s Who ‘Business Leaders of the Millennium.’ He holds an MA (Oxon), PhD, Cert Ed (with distinction) and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. Ian is a founder member of the Adaptive Intelligence Group.