Hear our leaders talk about our culture journey to date:
Our people have played a huge role in our transformation. Many of our initiatives have been led by staff and we have focused on consulting and engaging with our people along the way. Together we have implemented new policies, established a range of 'speak up' channels, reset our expectations, redefined our values, introduced changes to our governance model and developed our leadership skills.
We believe our people are our most important stakeholders and our transformation is measured on their feedback. We recently involved everyone in a review of our progress to date and ran a staff engagement pulse survey. We heard that our people have seen positive change over the last two years, that they believe Russell McVeagh is a great place to work and that they are proud to work here.
"I feel supported and valued at the firm. I appreciate the consultation on policies, the transparency on strategies, and the time and resource the firm is putting into recognising the issues in Dame Margaret’s report, and responding. I feel as though the firm has made real progress on cultural issues, and this hasn’t come at the expense of really exciting work. The firm has taken a lot more responsibility for the behaviour of individuals within it, and this has allowed for material, firm-wide change.” – Russell McVeagh staff member, Pulse Survey May 2020
We are pleased with the progress we are making, but know that we still have more to do. Alongside the positive feedback, there are areas our people want us to continue to focus on. Culture transformation requires meaningful, sustainable change – it is not a 'tick box' exercise. We know that it will take time to fully embed the changes we are making and that there will always be areas for improvement.