Helping you build a great workplace culture

Helping to facilitate positive organisational and team culture change is a key part of the learning and development solutions we offer at Grahame Robb Associates (GRA). By recognising the cultural and relational dynamics within your organisation, you can foster a positive culture that enriches your business and aligns the day-to-day experience of working within your organisation with your mission, values and company ethos.


Implementing positive behaviour change

At the root of positive and effective culture change is a recognition of how the attitudes and behaviours of individuals shape an organisational culture and play a major role in a business’s successes and failures.

Our culture change programmes help you to recognise the true impact of people’s behaviour and work to identify the key high-leverage behaviours that will make the most difference and bring about longer-term and more sustainable behaviour change.

Our goal is to build synchronicity between individuals’ roles and their organisational culture, and for team members to feel proud of where they work. A major part of our experiential approach is to help people identify motivating behaviours that align with both their values and beliefs and that of their organisation, through a range of practical personalised activities and learning strategies.

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Speak to one of our specialists to discover how GRA do things differently

By speaking to an expert you can: 

  • Find out how we can tailor programmes to meet your  specific requirements

  • Learn more about our collaborative virtual training

  • Find out more about our state of the art outdoor centres

  • Understand our training approach

  • And much more!
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Team Culture

Strong and healthy teams make for strong and healthy organisations

Team culture is influenced by your organisational culture, but each team may also have its own dynamic, and so the influence runs both ways. Healthy and productive teams enrich and strengthen your overall culture, while negative behavioural patterns and dysfunctional relationships at a team level can undermine the shared ethos of your organisation.

Human relationships are rarely straightforward, and the culture of teams within your organisation is shaped by the beliefs, attitudes, and behavioural patterns of individual team members. A dynamic and positive team culture enables colleagues to work together constructively toward common goals, treating each other with mutual respect and understanding.

Our culture change programmes empower teams to work together effectively by fostering teamwork, identifying common ground, and giving individuals the confidence to be more autonomous and flexible within their roles. We also identify and sensitively address the factors that can undermine team relationships, including unconscious bias, a disconnect with organisational goals, unclear leadership, a lack of accountability and low confidence or self-esteem.


Competition vs Collaboration

Although we often hear that competition is healthy, is this also true when it comes to internal competition? In this guide, GRA explains why competition among colleagues is destroying collaboration in the workplace and how you can transition to a culture of collaboration. 

This whitepaper will address:

✔ How toxic competition manifests itself

✔ The implications of negative internal competition

✔ How GRA have witnessed negative competition

✔ How to achieve a culture of collaboration 

✔ Conditions for collaborative working

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Personalised learning and development experiences for your team

Our experienced team will work with you to create a bespoke training programme that aligns to the type of culture you want to build for your organisation, and which works to overcome interpersonal barriers that may be standing in the way of success.

If you’d like to find out more about how our training can help foster positive culture change in your organisation, please call our team today on 01962 779911 or click here to get in touch.

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"I thought it was outstanding! The staff have been amazing, really knowledgeable and used activities to highlight the evidence behind the

- Anna Kilmartin, SJP Graduate


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“In comparison to the workshops we have done in the past, I found this one to be the most rewarding and certainly the best organised and most fun! I know from speaking to others that this sentiment is shared among the group. Thank you GRA!”

- Laurence Chetwynd, Customer TrainingExecutive


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“I had only heard positive remarks about GRA prior to attending this course, so I was not surprised by the quailty of the training that was delivered.”

- Amy Johnson, SJP Apprentice


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"Making learners feel comfortable and secure when joining a session is just as important online as it is face-to-face. The team at GRA achieved this by taking the time to familiarise learners with their platform and provide individual technical support as needed without disrupting the flow of the session."

- Sam, The FA Group

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"Our programme with Grahame Robb Associates, using the experiential business simulation, challenged our leaders and significantly increased levels of trust in a way that enabled great peer-to-peer and coaching conversations. We believe this has been a pivotal building block to support them in achieving their full potential as leaders; enhancing self-awareness and strengthening our leadership community in Tech Data.”

-Michelle Ford, Talent and Development Manager

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“To deliver a virtual week of induction was definitely unknown territory for us, however, working with GRA, this was easily achieved! The variety of sessions such as self & team awareness and personal branding, were thoroughly engaging and were a perfect complement to our internal sessions.”

– Gill Ireson, Early Careers Development Manager


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“On behalf of all of us at HSO we would like to thank GRA for the great support you provided in helping to make our ‘One Team training conference’ a great success. Your professionalism, willingness to ‘make it work’ all helped to make our event at St. George’s Park such a success. Nothing was too much trouble, and your support was brilliant! We have received so much positive feedback about the entire event, a fantastic time was had by all attendees. We look forward to working with you again in the future.”

– Jacky Duggan, HR Team Administrator

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“I would like to thank the GRA team for all their help organising our event again this year. The group was double the amount we had last year and we have had fantastic feedback from all staff from the UK, US and India offices. Please pass on our thanks to all the instructors and organisers. It was amazing how they remembered us from last year and it was great to have the same instructors as last year too. I already have staff asking about next year.”

–Laura, Finance Manager, Healthcare organisation

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“We needed to give our staff the opportunity to get to know each other better. In asking GRA to undertake the task, I knew we’d get creativity and purpose, but the laughter, courage, spontaneity and sheer sense of having fun together exceeded my hopes and made for a hugely successful programme. I have nothing but positive feedback – a real testament to GRA.”

– Tom Hall, Director, Alitex

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“GRA were brilliant and I would thoroughly recommend them for anyone who is looking to do a corporate team building event. The staff were so helpful and patient with my colleagues and everyone got so much out of the day.”

- Anna Frazer, HR Advisor, Prescient

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“I would like to thank the GRA team for a very enjoyable and productive experience. It is not often that we engage with a company that is so in tune with what we are trying to achieve, it was such a great understanding of the goals and objectives!”

- Gary Marsh, VP for EMEA Sales, Microchip

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“GRA’s facilitators have a lovely balance of professionalism and approachability to what they do. We worked together from the start to design and deliver a series of really experiential workshops as part of our graduate programme. Our own facilitators and the participants had nothing but praise for the knowledge, flexibility and responsiveness that the team from GRA brought to our events and the feedback has been fantastic with many saying it’s the best training they’ve been on.”

- Sarah Rudder, Learning & Development Consultant, Thales

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“GRA’s Outdoor Leadership Centre was a great addition to the things we worked on in training, so it’s certainly something I would do with the team again.”

- Steve McNamara, During his time as England Men’s Rugby League Manager

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“The best virtual training session I have attended. I was very impressed! GRA were good at making everyone feel at ease, lowering the barriers to engaging in discussions and creating a very positive and knowledgeable atmosphere.”

– Miki Van Kooji, Msc Student International Management, Kings College London

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“The vision programme our senior team attended was extremely effective and efficient, and i have received so much positive feedback about how much everyone enjoyed working with Grahame and his team! We will definitely be staying in touch on future collaboration!”

– Samantha Barrass, CEO, Business Banking Resolution Service

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“The vision programme our senior team attended was extremely effective and efficient, and i have received so much positive feedback about how much everyone enjoyed working with Grahame and his team! We will definitely be staying in touch on future collaboration!”

– Samantha Barrass, CEO, Business Banking Resolution Service

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“Thank you for a very enjoyable 2 days! Due to the pandemic, this was not our plan A, but I thought it was a terrific plan B. I very much enjoyed meeting all our staff and despite the remote working conditions I sensed an espirit de corps that I really wasn’t expecting.”

- Caroline Barr, Non-Executive Director, Business Banking Resolution Service

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“I enjoyed the residential programme we did with GRA at St. George’s Park very much – it was great to learn about our inherent personality traits and their translation to best-suited roles in a team. I think I speak on behalf of all of us when I say that the two days spend with GRA were fun-filled yet fruitful, relaxing yet productive. I would like to extend my thanks to you for organising this and especially to Joe, who led a fantastic session. I look forward to further training with GRA and coming back to St. George’s Park in the future!”

- Mrinalini Chakrabarty, Engineering Graduate, Collins Aerospace

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“I was a total cynic when it came to 'outward-bound' training as I had seen so much that was fun, but not really relevant to learning anything new about yourself. I am very passionate about learning events that have a purpose and being able to demonstrate measurable change in the people who have attended them. Since attending a Leading Change event with GRA, where I saw a level of skill provided by the facilitators to really draw out the learning from the outdoor events that I had not witnessed at anywhere else, I have been waiting for an opportunity to use them. It presented itself this year and we have just completed out first trainee scheme induction event and plan to run one every year for the foreseeable future as they did such a good job!”

- Lindsey Arnold, Learning & Development Manager, Telford Homes Plc

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“When we met GRA, we were intrigued by the energy, enthusiasm and knowledge that the team possessed. We knew instantly that they were the perfect match for Kyocera when they introduced their ‘Challenge by Choice’ policy, providing a safe learning environment for our employees.”

- Julia Allen, Learning & Development Manager, Kyocera

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