A recent management meeting outlined the future aims and objectives of Recycling Lives – which will involve everyone in the organisation working together to build on its success.
On 30th January, an important planning meeting was chaired by Recycling Lives’ CEO, Steve Jackson, OBE. This meeting was held in the Michael Sullivan suite at the Recycling Lives Centre, and its purpose was to outline how the award-winning company will tackle challenges and continue to build on its previous success whilst maintaining its strong focus on increasing social value.
Prior to the meeting, Steve had produced a document – “Strategic Vision: 2013 to 2015” – which was distributed to the Board of Directors and Department Managers present. Over the course of the evening, Steve delivered an in-depth PowerPoint presentation, which was followed by a question and answer session, enabling the management staff to fully understand his objectives for the next two years. This meeting was the latest in a series of management meetings that enable managers to keep themselves fully up to date with developments and pass on useful information to team members in their own staff meetings and supervisions.
The meeting lasted approximately two hours and, much to everybody’s delight, pizza was provided! Although there was a lot of information to take in from the detailed document and Steve’s presentation, the atmosphere was relaxed, and managers were pleased that they had the opportunity to address questions directly to the board. Everyone left the meeting in a positive frame of mind, and with a better understanding of where Recycling Lives is going. Further meetings like this are planned, and will be scheduled regularly so that everyone can be kept informed of changes.
Change is a constant feature in Recycling Lives, which has grown rapidly in the past few years, expanding its operations and developing innovative ways to ensure that as much waste as possible is reused and recycled. With its commitment to sustaining charity through metal and waste recycling, the social business also provides support to homeless individuals and people at risk of homelessness through its social welfare charity – and, through its Community Dotcom schemes, it supports a range of other worthy causes that carry out essential work for the benefit of society. None of this would be possible without the full involvement of its team members, so it is essential that they are fully engaged in Recycling Lives’ development.
For Steve Jackson OBE, this forward thinking approach is vital to the continued growth of Recycling Lives.
“The programme of management meetings around ‘Strategic Vision: 2013 to 2015’ is an example of our commitment to making sure information is shared between the Board Members, managers and staff, who all work together in the Recycling Lives social business,” said Steve.
“We hold these meetings to promote communication and foster a good working environment, which is in line with our commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility.”