A team of Deutsche Bank volunteers provided valuable input from a business perspective towards the change management process and hosted a workshop looking at the Culture of Change with plans to run similar workshops and ongoing mentoring support to the project in 2013. Andrew Ridley, the former Director of the Tower Hamlets Primary Care Trust commented:
“As the managing director of North and East London Commissioning Support Unit I believe there is a great opportunity to support our transition and development to a commercially conscious organisation. The skills we need to prosper are already here within north and east London and ELBA can open these up to us.
Our first event with Deutsche Bank was an insightful and informative session and I was delighted with the calibre and enthusiasm of the Deutsche staff that came to talk to my senior team. Several connections were made immediately between speakers and some of our senior team, and I think we were all struck by the commonality of issues facing both organisations - albeit within very different contexts. I am excited about the potential future development of the programme with Deutsche and can see this becoming a lasting partnership which will help us maintain our position as a leader in CSU development nationally.”
“This project has enabled us to share our collective knowledge to help embrace the changing landscape of the NHS. It's an honour to be the only corporate supporting this programme. Deutsche’s volunteering programme enables employees to readily take part, enabling the transfer of skills to others. This transfer of knowledge in turn drives better practices internally and provides us with the opportunity to live the Deutsche Bank values and ‘Pass on your Passion” said Martin James, Programme Manager in Deutsche Bank’s Infrastructure Global Technology department.