The team at Head Office are quaking in their boots because any minute now a whole bunch of young people are going to step up, take the ropes and show them how it’s done!
At Phoenix Learning and Care we believe in complete transparency and in hearing the voice of the young people in our care in as many innovative ways as possible.
On Wednesday 18th February Phoenix Learning and Care are opening up Head Office to a group of young people from throughout the company. What better way to truly understand the challenges of running a company than inviting the major stake holders to experience it first hand?
The idea was first brought to the table during a recent meeting of our Children’s Council. The young people were really keen to understand exactly what function the Head Office plays, the wider issue of running a care organisation and the roles everyone plays in making it happen.
Our young people will have the opportunity to shadow all members of the team including Keith Burley our CEO, Siobain who heads up quality, Theresa in HR, Francois in Finance and Donna on reception.
Rest assured the day won’t all be asking questions and drinking coffee! The young people will be undertaking real business activities including negotiations, interviews and the chance to liaise with staff on future plans and projects.
As if they aren’t going to be busy enough the group will be given a cash budget which they will work together to allocate as they see fit, presenting the reasons behind their choices to the Executive Team at the end of the day.
At Phoenix we see our take over day as a massive opportunity not just for our young people but for all of us to learn from each other and be part of a stronger more connected business going forward.