CASE STUDY - DEVELOPING LEADERS IN A COLLABORATIVE & INCLUSIVE CULTURE

BACKGROUND

  • Amino Technologies plc is a software-led global Media Tech company that delivers modern TV experiences the way viewers want it.
  • They have a culture driven by ambition and trust in working with others in a fair, diverse and inclusive environment that fosters individuality, collaboration and creativity.

THE GOAL

  • Amino Technologies’ objective was to establish a leadership programme which developed a consistent approach to supporting, growing and developing their leaders across the whole business.
  • They chose STAR® Manager to help them meet these goals.
RESULT: Greater levels of team collaboration and shared learning
RESULT: Improved innovation through increased curiosity
RESULT: Improved diversity and inclusion
RESULT: Consistent language and approach to leadership
RESULT: More time back to spend driving the strategic agenda
RESULT: Process improvements and improved project delivery
RESULT: Achieved the Bronze Level STAR® Culture Award
RESULT: Foundations for successful growth of business

STAR® Manager provides a really positive return on investment. Collectively those individual changes, when you put them together, make a HUGE difference not only to the culture but also to the development of the organisation as well."

Chris Shaw, HR Manager at Amino Technologies

The Full Story in the Words of AMINO TECHNOLOGIES

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"It's driving innovation across the business."
"It really aligns with our aims."
"It's laid the foundations for growth."
"Helped leaders to develop and make their lives and working time so much more enjoyable."
"They're promoting a growth mindset in our employees."

THE SOLUTION

Amino Technologies chose the STAR® Manager programme to help them meet their goals.

The STAR® Manager programme is a 100% virtual and fully blended management development programme.

It was designed for all leaders and managers to maximise their potential to deliver long-term, sustained performance improvement for themselves, their colleagues and the organisation as a whole, through the adoption of an Operational CoachingTM approach to leadership.

What were the key drivers for developing your managers?

Developing Leaders

Amino Technologies had three key aims for developing their leaders. They wanted to:

1. Embed a culture of collaboration and engagement,

2. Develop their leaders as they gear up to deliver their 2025 strategy, and

3. Create a common language around leadership.

The main objective was to establish a leadership programme within the group and start to develop a consistent approach in how we were supporting, growing and developing our leaders across the whole business.

STAR® Manager aligned to the three aims we had for our Amino leadership programme.

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What were the features that attracted you to the STAR® Manager programme?

Creating Agility and Innovation

For Amino, the challenge in their industry is the constantly changing expectations of their consumer which drives their need to be increasingly nimble and agile with their products, services and offerings.

Amino needed to foster a culture of innovation where they can meet these demands, where they strive to produce their industry leading solutions.

Diversity & Inclusion Benefits There were extended benefits for Amino Technologies because the programme also really aligned with their work around diversity and inclusion. As well as supporting diversity within their business in terms of gender, age, race and background, they were also focused on promoting diversity of thought and opinion where everyone can bring their authentic self to work and share their ideas and opinions.

We’ve had to foster this culture of innovation in which we strive to deliver our industry leading solutions. 

The stand-out features of the STAR® programme helped us achieve this.

Operational CoachingTM has really given our leaders and managers the skills and the tools to be able to promote continuous learning.

The programme also really aligns to diversity and inclusion…and that’s really driving innovation across the business.

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What has changed at Amino Technologies as a result of having your team participate in the STAR® Manager Programme?

Value of Personal Development

Since beginning the STAR® Manager programme, Amino Technologies is seeing a more consistent language and approach to leadership.

They’ve noted improvements in team collaboration, shared learning, communication and a growing value for personal development.

We're seeing a more consistent approach in how we lead within the business.

We're getting great collaboration amongst our teams and...our leaders are recognising the benefits of investing in their own development...and seeing that developing their personal skill set is just as important as developing their technical skills and knowledge.

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What has been the immediate benefits of these changes?

Delivering the 2025 Strategy

The programme has enabled Amino Technologies’ leaders to call upon a range of techniques to promote a growth mindset in their employees. They’re now asking more insightful questions and focus on coaching rather than just managing and providing answers.

This has given them time to think strategically and to drive process improvements, project delivery, and lay the foundations for the continued evolution of the company and its growth.

We’ve got a really exciting 2025 strategy and giving them the time and opportunity to reflect on where we are and how we can drive this forward, and how we can deliver from a strategic perspective rather than just being stuck in the operation is going to be really important to them.

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What might you say to other leaders thinking about participating in the  STAR® Manager Programme?

It Makes a HUGE Difference!

Once the programme was in place and the learning was embedded and put into practice, Amino Technologies benefited from a really positive return on investment. 

It provides a really positive return on investment.

Collectively those individual changes when you put them all together make a HUGE difference not only to the culture but also to the development of the organisation as well. 

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THE OUTCOME

Here are just a few of the immediate benefits reported by Amino Technologies:

  • Greater levels of team collaboration and shared learning
  • Improved innovation through increased curiosity
  • Improved diversity and inclusion
  • Consistent language and approach to leadership
  • More time back to spend driving the strategic agenda
  • Process improvements and improved project delivery
  • Foundations for successful growth of business
  • Achieved the bronze level STAR® Culture Award

Watch Chris receive the STAR® Culture Award on behalf of Amino Technologies

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