Our relationship with DB Schenker, a leading global logistics service provider, began in 2018 when HR Director Debbie Mansfield joined the UK and Ireland Leadership team. We’d worked with Debbie before and she sought Blue Gnu out for our in-depth Insights Discovery knowledge. The team at DB Schenker already had one internally qualified Insights Discovery Client Practitioner; but they wanted to know more about how to take Insights onwards from the introductory level – what else does the tool do and how does it serve people well; how can the internal HR team get the best from the tool and add the most value?
Elaine Gosden ran a brief workshop for the HR team to give them the insight (pardon the pun) into ‘beyond the basic level’ of Insights Discovery applications – the Team Effectiveness model, the 360 degree feedback profiles as well as a glimpse of the Deeper Discovery tool; among other aspects.
The HR team have continued to provide Insights Discovery profiles for most DB Schenker staff. We’ve supported with facilitation of bespoke workshops for the Senior Sales Team around how to harness the power of Insights Discovery in high-level negotiations and sales; as well as the use of Insights for the DB Schenker internal mentors. Most recently, associate consultant Will Jefferson ran a team workshop for the newly joined together HR and Health and Safety teams across the UK and Ireland – enabling them all to gain the most value from the language of colour.
We’re also delighted that the new L&D Manager, Elena Price has joined the Blue Gnu team as a Client Practitioner, completing her accreditation virtually in August 2020. We’re really excited to support Elena as she takes the reigns on providing internal support and building the reputation of Insights Discovery at DB Schenker in the UK and Ireland and maximising the value of the tool as part of the HR and L&D strategy. We’re delighted to provide mentorship, guidance and expertise to support Elena with her ongoing use of Insights Discovery.
UK & Ireland HR Director Debbie Mansfield said:
“Having worked with Elaine previously, I was convinced Schenker would benefit from her energy and expertise in the different applications of Insights Discovery. I believe the Insights Discovery programme is making a real difference to our managers, helping them to see the world from a different perspective, increasing their self-awareness and enabling our leaders to perform at their highest level.”