What we do

META – TAKING YOU TO THE NEXT LEVEL OF EXCELLENCE

At Meta we are committed to making a difference in the world. Where do we spend most of our time now? We spend most of our time at work. So Meta is on a mission to change the way people work, so we can change the world for the better.

We believe that everyone can love their work and their workplace, and want to give of their best. It’s not rocket science – it’s common sense, and we have been working with organisations for over 20 years on practical ways of enhancing the culture and giving people the tools they need to make the workplace somewhere that people and the business can thrive rather than just survive; deliver, not dither.

If you’re in a hurry here are our two principle brochures for you to download and read one focuses on Staff and Team Development, the other on Leaders and Leadership:

Meta Staff & Team Development brochure

Meta Leaders & Leadership Team development brochure

and if you’ve a little more time, then please read on for a more in depth description of the 7 key areas Meta can help you in.

Here are the 7 Key areas where we can help you and your organisation deliver the results and performance that you really want.

We don’t do ‘off the shelf’ development programmes, and we’re not in the habit of over proposing for work. We co-create with you a unique tailored development journey that helps you to get the outcomes that you and your organisation want with as little intervention from us as possible.

Our only ‘agenda’ is that you and your organisation get to where you want to be as quickly and efficiently as possible. 

1. EXECUTIVE AND LEADERSHIP TEAM DEVELOPMENT

Does your leadership team really work as a team?

In organisations often it’s the leadership team that is the most dysfunctional. If you want your organisational teams to work well together, it all starts at the top. We have years of experience of working with leadership teams at the top table within top organisations to help them to work more effectively together to the benefit of the whole organisation.

2. LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

Do your leaders lead or are they just managers managing the status quo? How do you get consistency and tailor to the individual leader?

We call our leaders; leaders, but are they leaders or are they managers?

With the flattening of structures in organisations now more than ever we need our leaders to lead well. We believe we have a unique approach to our leadership development based on our own leadership research that ensures that you get the most from your leaders as an organisation while helping them to become the inspiring leaders they would like to be.

3. CULTURE – A PLACE PEOPLE WANT TO COME TO WORK

Are your staff passionate about the organisation? Do they feel properly valued and want to give of their best?

Culture is the most ‘intangible’ and yet essential marker of an excellent organisation. It doesn’t matter how good your processes, systems and organisational structure is if your culture does not allow people to thrive. Having worked successfully with some of the top 10 organisations in the Sunday Times Top 100 places to work over a number of years, we can help you to make your company the place that everyone wants to work and develop a culture that enables everyone to work and perform at the top of their game

4. COLLABORATION – CROSS FUNCTIONAL TEAM WORKING

Do your staff teams and departments work together effectively? Do they collaborate to produce the best results?

In today’s streamlined organisational structures, now more than ever it is essential to improve team effectiveness. No longer is it possible for an organisation to work in silos, there just isn’t the capacity anymore to support that model. The future is cross-functionality. Over the last 15 years we have developed a unique approach to team development based on our own research that guarantees improved team working, and enhanced cross-functional working that will enable your organisation to maximise its performance.

5. WORKING SMARTER NOT HARDER

Do you feel that you’re working too hard? Is your work-life balance completely out of kilter? Has stress become a normal part of your working life?

Right now most people in organisations are working harder than they ever have, but are they working smarter? And what does ‘working smarter’ really mean? It means ensuring the health and well being of your workforce so that they improve their productivity and deliver the results your organisation needs. We have developed a practical toolkit of techniques based on scientific principles and research that can help individuals and teams to work in a more natural way that decreases stress and enhances well being, efficiency and productivity.

6. EXECUTIVE COACHING/MENTORING

Do you want to get the most from your top executives and leaders? Are you tired of being sent on another leadership development programme? Want something tailored just to you?

It gets lonely at the top. With more and more pressure to deliver and less and less time for personal development, it’s no wonder that many top executives are crying out for some support but don’t know where to turn.

Executive coaching can be hit and miss, but with 30 years experience of coaching top executives, in top organisations Meta is an industry leader when it comes to helping to support leaders at every level within your organisation to deliver on their potential and become the excellent leaders they yearn to be.

7. TEAM AWAYDAYS AND STAFF CONFERENCES 

Do you want to maximise your team awayday to be more than just another away from the office planning day, one that develops your team? Do you want your staff conference to engage, motivate and inspire your staff?

Many teams and organisations are missing a trick by not utilising their annual team away-days and staff conferences to their fullest. A team away-day is an opportunity to grow and develop your team so that they are able to deliver in a more productive and effective way, your staff conference is your yearly chance to engage, motivate and inspire your staff! At Meta we have a wealth of experience working with organisations from all sectors to maximise their team away-days and help create inspiring staff conferences leaves everyone with a real buzz.