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Virtual Teaming, Remote Working and Flexible Working
Client Feedback on Our Services

Some client comments

"I have discussed the class with my management team (who were with me on the day). We all took a lot away but most excitingly, we have agreed a course of action to better align the way in which we are working with the principles you proposed. It is not often that I have attended a workshop which then immediately translated into changed work practices!" Larry Robbins, Regional Director, Defence Support - Northern New South Wales

"In 2006, DVA reorganised how we do business with the veteran community, health providers and others. This new approach established national lines of business with many staff and managers operating in geographically dispersed teams. Over 60 of our managers have attended John Gundry’s workshops and we are seeing positive changes in how we work together apart. With greater proficiency in remote management, we are able to integrate resources nationwide, to offer a better service, meeting the changing needs of our clients.” Stephen Grieve, Director, People Consulting 2, People Services Group, Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Government of Australia

"John Gundry delivered training for us at the start of our Remote Working Pilot. The way he tailored the material for us was excellent, and his depth of knowledge and experience in remote working was apparent. Even though as the project manager I had carried out my own research into remote working I learned a great deal. John's delivery suited our audience of Fire Safety Officers and Managers, who really enjoyed the session and went away excited by the prospects of this new way of working." Steve Rossiter, Group Manager Fire Safety, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, UK

"Part of Alcatel-Lucent's mission is to use our unique capabilities to ensure that we enrich the personal communications experience for people around the world. During a two day workshop, John Gundry worked with a cross section of staff in an engaging and informative manner to build our virtual team capability. In addition, John supported our first steps in implementing what we learned with positive outcomes." Bernadette Bowe, Learning & Development Manager, Alcatel-Lucent Australasia

“Dr John Gundry’s wealth of information has transformed the way we operate as an international business. Increased mobility and cross-regional collaboration was challenging our old model of local leadership. We have now invested in the right tools, increased planning and team formation time and are able to connect and perform as a global studio.” Tamsin McLean, Global Human Resources Manager, Woods Bagot, Australia, Middle East, Europe

"Worley is an Australian-owned international engineering and services company that operates over 44 offices in 20 countries. John Gundry introduced us to virtual teaming in 2001 and his training and consulting has been very important in developing our capability to 'go virtual.' We can now integrate geographically-spread resources into one effective team so that complex and specialist work can be completed quicker and more cost effectively. This has significant impact on our revenues, customer satisfaction and our people's quality of life." Lindsay Wheeler, General Manager Process, Worley Group, Australia

"EADS's Corporate Business Academy asked Dr John Gundry to help us organise our first Strategy at Work workshop on Virtual Teaming for international senior managers. Dr Gundry conducted a pre-workshop questionnaire of participants, and gave us a major presentation on virtual teaming drawn from his experience with a number of corporations. He also played a significant role in designing and running group sessions to address the arising strategic issues for EADS. Participants judged the workshop a great success in defining our future direction. Many praised, as we do, Dr Gundry's personal contribution. We in the CBA plan now to involve him in our future virtual teaming development." Suzanne Auer, Corporate Business Academy, European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company, Germany

"I would like to thank you for the help and guidance you have given us over the past nine months. … You introduced us to new methods of communication and made us look at the way we manage our time. It was extremely useful to have an independent survey of the team to assess true feelings, and your impartiality was appreciated by all involved. I believe we will take an already high-performing team to new levels of excellence, adopting world class practices for virtual teams. I have no hesitation in recommending Knowledge Ability to other distributed teams in need of guidance." Bob Fletcher, Manager Change Implementation, Lloyds TSB Bank, UK

Some participant comments

"The best course I’ve ever attended! Very engaging and entertaining."

"In all my years as a training manager, this is the first time people have phoned me to thank me for putting on a course."

"I retain very fond memories of a thoroughly enjoyable and thought-provoking day."

"Content was very good – precise and to the point with a good balance of discussions and talk. Presentation was very effective: a good balance of visual slides, discussions and interactive style."

"Excellent – engaging, kept interest, gave personal insights. A very good presenter whose knowledge of the topic was obvious."

"This course is a very good management refresher – not just for virtual teaming but for all management today."

"For what could have been a heavy subject John injected a sense of fun and his enthusiasm for the topic that was great."

"The content was organised seductively, in terms of drawing people to the technology and then taking them into the human issues. You delivered to an audience of three mother tongues with skill and empathy. The material was covered very well and at the perfect depth for good understanding. Your sense of humour seemed to work across the group."

"Excellent content and heaps of opportunity for practical application. Delivered in a professional style with lectures and activities. Would like a two-week session!"

"The first training workshop I haven't fallen asleep in!"

"I particularly appreciated the practical approach to virtual teaming taken by Dr Gundry and his overview of tools for effective communication in virtual teams."

"Excellent content - really practical skills to take away - unusual in most workshops."

"The content was great and just what I needed: positive, powerful presentation. The style was great: ability to motivate and be clear, concise, informative and challenging."

"The content was good and thorough, and was made specific to our company. I see great applicability to real problems, while also helping develop a future vision."

"It was great to have the documentation we can read through further and that's worth keeping. He brought fun and entertainment to what can be a dry topic."

"Content was very good and backed up with printed material to keep as a resource. John is informative and entertaining - there is no boredom factor here!"

"The content was wide-ranging and thorough, combining flexibility for in-depth follow up with a systematic view of the big picture to establish concepts. I particularly enjoyed the self-empowerment focus. His style was professional and accessible, readily listening to participants."

"John's material was detailed and precise, well-structured, intelligent and comprehensive - hits the spot! He is enjoyable to listen to, articulate, intelligent and smart."

"Would I recommend this course to others? Yes I would. I got some very good ideas from this course. Ones that I can apply to my daily work."

"Great content, and I particularly liked the emphasis on the human qualities important in working virtually, and the practical focus throughout. The style was content-rich, funny, and relevant with clear presentation text and diagrams. Every organisation needs a Gundry!"