Hot on the heels of being recognised as the Learning and Development Supplier of the Year at last weeks’ glitzy Personnel Today awards, global coaching and management performance company, Notion, has picked up another award for BEST LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES PROJECT – COMMERCIAL SECTOR at the Learning Technologies Awards 2021.
The awards ceremony was held at the glittering black-tie celebration at the Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel in London on the 17th November 2021.
Notion was in good company in this awards category beating 11 other projects in the shortlist from hugely respected organisations such as BT, Vodafone and Footlocker.
As global experts in management behavioural change and coaching, the team at Notion have really made their mark with their multi-award winning online management development programme STAR® Manager which offers organisations an innovative and easy way to rapidly transform management, performance and culture at scale.
Learning Technologies Judges commented: “The STAR® management programme is one of those projects that feels almost too good to be true! We were very impressed with how the programme introduced an innovative blended learning format to tackle a soft skill that has traditionally been delivered face-to-face. It was very refreshing to see a project that put ‘people’ objectives on par with commercial objectives.”
In 2020, Notion was awarded Innovate UK funding by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) for an extended academic research project to assess the measurable impact of their STAR® Manager programme. In this groundbreaking research, Notion’s experiential online management development was trialled across 62 different organisations across 14 sectors as a learning intervention designed to increase the adoption of Operational CoachingTM behaviours that would drive team engagement and increase firm-level productivity and performance.
The results, independently evaluated by the London School of Economics (LSE), proved, to a statistically significant degree, that the STAR® Manager programme changed management behaviour, reducing the time managers spent ‘doing’ and increasing the time they spent coaching others by an average of 70%, as well as organisational improvements in retention, engagement and productivity. The measurable benefits delivered within six months equated to an average 74 times learner return on investment.
Accepting the award, Notion’s CEO, Dominic Ashley-Timms said: “Thank you, Learning Technologies for this award. It was incredibly exciting to have STAR® at the centre of this groundbreaking research and I am delighted that everyone’s efforts have been realised in the fantastic results achieved by this project. I am really looking forward to seeing STAR® transform organisations in all sectors in the years ahead.”