Who are we?

The lead consultant is Mr Alastair Work, MA, FCIPD.

Alastair has 20 years experience of managing in internationally prestigious organisations within education and industry, including spells at Hewlett Packard Ltd, Scottish and Newcastle plc, and the University of St Andrews, where he spent 14 years, including 5 as Vice-Principal.

Alastair has a particular talent for organisational analysis, but not merely for its own sake. Based on his analysis, he has stimulated many organisational transformations: to processes, to structures, to the way people interact with one another and to the systems within which people work.

Alastair is a chartered fellow of the UK's Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (www.cipd.co.uk) and a Senior Associate of the Advance HE (formerly the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education) (www.advance-he.ac.uk).

"Alastair really seems to understand how universities tick, and the perspective of academic departments - very rare in such a role in my experience".

Workhouse8 is also joined to a network of other like-minded organisational development consultants with whom team assignments can be arranged, for example for large groups and residential conferences.

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workhouse8 provides consultancy services to organisations