Case Study: Delivering Management Training for the World’s Leading Sports Consultancy

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At Howarths, we’re passionate about helping businesses achieve the best results through effective people management.
So, when the UK division of the world’s leading sports consultancy wanted to upskill their managers to make them more effective in their roles, we were delighted that they asked us to help them out.
Find out more about how the STRI Group UK benefitted from a bespoke management training designed to meet their needs.
The client
STRI Group is the world’s leading sports consultancy. It’s UK operation produces world-class surfaces where athletes of all abilities can perform to their very best, and the company has installed pitches used for the FIFA World Cup and even the Olympic Games.
The brief
Howarths was contacted by Dr Christian Spring, Research Operations Manager at STRI Group UK.
He wanted to upskill the company’s managers to help them become more effective in their roles, in line with the growth ambition of this forward-thinking company.
Areas Dr Spring wanted to cover included:

  • How to get the best out of the STRI team
  • How to manage different personalities within the STRI team
  • How STRI’s managers could better understand their teams
  • What to ‘watch out for’ when managing people

The solution
Our HR team created a bespoke training course for 18 of STRI UK’s managers, delivered over a full day.
Starting off by exploring what good management looks like, the course then covered how effective management can be used to avoid issues at work, grievances and tribunals.
Team work also took centre-stage, and the course explored:

  • What is a team?
  • The personalities within a team
  • The characteristics of a cohesive team
  • The role of managers in a team

Coaching was also on the agenda, and STRI’s managers covered coaching in management, coaching styles and how to have difficult conversations– all concluded with an action plan to keep on track when back at work.
The feedback
Following the event, Dr Spring said:
“The course was excellent. The content covered exactly the areas I was keen to help our managers learn more about, and I have received some very positive feedback from the team who found the day very beneficial to their ongoing development.
“I know feel our managers have a clearer understanding of how they can adapt their styles to get the best out of their teams, ultimately leading to improved staff performance and better business results.”

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