NHS Ipswich & East Suffolk - Team Development


The merging of two groups of subject specialists from two different organisations, with two different ways of operating and working brought the significant risk of silo working, lack of engagement and inconsistent project delivery; none of which the project sponsor was willing to accept.


Summit designed and facilitated two team development sessions for 24 participants which quickly engaged, involved and connected with each of them personally as well as professionally. 

Challenging group activities included exploring how silo working damages team effectiveness, how problem solving can be undertaken more effectively, and how to quickly develop high-trust, collaborative working relationships were partnered with incisive coaching which encouraged participants to acknowledge and accept their vital role in delivering a first-class quality of care of their end users.

As you will read below, valuable learning was accompanied by lots of laughter!


‘I appointed Summit to deliver two team development sessions for my team of 23 people at a time of significant change.  Following my discussions with Scott Watson, he successfully translated the key challenges and goals I shared with him in to two very worthwhile and meaningful learning opportunities for my team.

The team development sessions were highly interactive, thought-provoking and not just interesting, but also valuable for my team members personally as well as collectively.  The team events Scott presented provided an excellent opportunity for everyone in the team to become actively involved in, and take ownership of, their own learning and personal and professional development.

Scott’s informal, light-hearted presentation approach positively engaged and encouraged participants to explore new ways of thinking, communicating and collaborating.  There was lots of laughter throughout the events too, which is a refreshing change from many team development programmes.

I recommend Summit to leaders who wish to benefit from a collaborative, win-win relationship with a team development training partner and a keen focus on achieving lasting improvements in performance.

K Walker
Head of ICT & Informatics

Posted by on August 6, 2015