We help our clients design the best people strategy for their organisation, based on needs and business goals. Our approach is to integrate:

- Employee Engagement
- Wellbeing and
- Leadership Capability

Why? Because we believe all three are critical for long-term success and each one is dependent on the other.

For many organisations, employee engagement has become the number one corporate priority. And for good reason. Developing a culture of engagement is proven to boost organisational performance1. However, very high engagement can have a dark side, such as overwork, stress and burn-out2. That’s why a strategy for wellbeing is just as important.  In fact, investments in employee wellbeing, as with engagement, show a significant return on investment3. And importantly, both engagement and wellbeing require the very best leadership skills4,5. We can help you get all three right.

designing a people strategy

To help you design your people strategy we use the POWER Model, which stands for Personal and Organisational, Wellbeing, Engagement and Results.

Our standard consultancy package has five elements:

  • An initial consultation – to understand your needs and goals
  • A strategy profiling tool (using POWER) – to assess how your current strategy and policies compare to best practice
  • Qualitative research – depth interviews and focus groups to understand the current issues and needs of your people
  • Quantitative research: An engagement and wellbeing survey – to benchmark employee engagement and wellbeing in your organisation and track improvements over time
  • A strategy design kit – to help you design your strategy, including goals and an implementation plan

The strategy profiling tool will will show you how your organisation currently compares to best practice. The structure we use is based on best practice put forward by organisations such as Investors in People (including the IiP Health and Wellbeing Award) and the Work Foundation (‘Good Work’).

The strategy design kit provides clear guidance on how to strengthen and enhance your strategy. We can then help you deliver your strategy through our training, coaching and blended learning solutions.

Our design kit provides clear guidance on how you can strengthen and enhance your strategy to:

  • Reduce sickness absence
  • Lower staff turnover
  • Boost employee engagement
  • Improve wellbeing
  • Increase productivity

Want to get hold of our design kit? Give us a call on +44 (0)20 8673 5587 or email info@thisisthrive.com.


1. David McLeod and Nita Clarke, ‘Engaging for Success’ – A report to the UK government (July 2009). Download the report.

2. William H. Macey, Benjamin Schneider Senior, Karen M. Barbera and Scott A. Young, ‘Burnout and Disengagement: The Dark Side of Engagement’. In Employee Engagement: Tools for Analysis, Practice, and Competitive Advantage. Wiley Online Library (2009).

3. Antonio Pangallo and Emma Donaldson-Feilder, ‘The business case for wellbeing and engagement: Literature review’. UCEA.  Learn more.

4. European Agency for Health and Safety at WorkRead more.

5. Dame Carol Black, speaking at the London HR Connection (October 2012).“If you want to promote wellbeing on a limited budget, I wouldn’t buy fruit, I’d invest everything in a leadership development programme.”

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