We recently held our annual WPG awards, as a chance to reflect on the past 365 days, celebrate our achievements and recognise the special contributions of the team in a wider setting.
With WPG’s team dispersed remotely across the country, the colleague-nominated awards also gave us an important chance to share the achievements from the year that might otherwise go unheard.
Maire Kerrin, Director at Work Psychology Group says: “The last year – and the one before that – has been an incredibly tough and challenging time. And these awards gave us another opportunity to spread some of the positive outcomes that have happened during the period.”
On the night, three awards were given out, all for stand-out behaviours and actions linked to WPG’s values. Afterall, it’s our nine core values that provide the framework for how we do business at WPG. They guide us in everything we do. From business decisions to day-to-day activities.
And the award goes to…Jessica Bird
Our first winner was Consultant Jessica Bird who showed her understanding for both ‘learning’ and being ‘Results-focus and Quality’ focussed. She said: “I feel delighted to receive an award for commitment to Learning and Results-focus & Quality. It is great feeling to be recognised individually but I cannot emphasise enough that I would achieve nothing without the rest of the WPG team.
“I’m so grateful to have the team to learn from every day. It’s a pleasure to be part of such a supportive, hardworking and client-focused approach.”
And the award goes to…Charlotte Lambert
The second award went to Senior Consultant, Charlotte Lambert. Charlotte was awarded the accolade for embodying several values including: Adaptability, Professionalism & Integrity, and Results-Focus & Quality.
When things don’t go according to plan, Charlotte is brilliant at adapting a project plan while making sure it’s both manageable and still a job well done. Her communication skills are second-to-none and if there are ever risks of projects going out of scope, Charlotte can have that professional conversation with clients, while still keeping their interests at the forefront.
Talking about winning the award, Charlotte said: “Being adaptable is one of the most important parts of my role as a consultant. It’s vital with both external requests, as well as internal queries. It felt really nice to be recognised by colleagues for this value, particularly in a virtual environment.
“In an office-based setting it’s a lot more natural to adapt to support colleagues and pick up on when someone needs help. Whereas when it’s virtual, you have to be more mindful of what is going on around you and have those conversations to make sure everyone is well supported.”
And the award goes to…Jordan Buxton
The third and final award went to Consultant Jordan Buxton. Jordan won for Participation as a result of the number of wellbeing initiatives she has worked on. In particular, the WPG Olympics, which saw mass participation from the team and which really helped to bring everyone together for lots of fun and laughs.
Jordan also plays a brilliant role in participation across the board. She is open and welcoming and the approach she takes in group meetings and sessions really helps set the tone and dynamic for those sessions. She always maintains a positive attitude.
Jordan said: “I definitely didn’t expect to win the award but it’s been great to see the impact that Wellbeing at WPG and in particular the WPG Olympics has had.
“When we come up with the different wellbeing activities and challenges it is very important to us to promote an inclusive culture and consider how we are encouraging participation across the team.
“Our team is made up of such a diverse group of individuals from different backgrounds and they have different interests, so a one size fits all wouldn’t work.
“This award illustrates that we captured this successfully, and made it work for individuals and it brought people together in their teams where they could complement each other’s strengths and weaknesses. Promoting something like that has a great feeling to it!”.