About

Principles of Work

These principles are things you can expect of me when we work together, you may wish to reciprocate some of them. They are not set in stone, I make small adjustments as time goes by. Here is where I currently am on this journey.

Doug Shaw

Who is Doug Shaw?

I am the Founder of the consultancy practice, What Goes Around. Prior to setting up this business in 2009 I worked in a global role for one of the UK’s largest employers – firstly in sales, then in their sustainability practice before moving to lead change management and employee engagement. Now, I help people make work better.

I advise a wide range of businesses and business leaders on how to make work more effective, productive and enjoyable through smarter, more collaborative work practices. I speak at conferences all over the world, write for a number of publications and since April 2016 I’ve been running a community art project.

I’m fascinated by people’s inherent creative abilities, and I love working to make it easier for people to unleash their creativity, and to bring the best of themselves to work.

Connecting people and establishing a sense of community is a vital part of my work. My clients tell me that working with me is invigorating, and they like the way I help to unlock the knowledge in their people, and encourage them to do things differently.

People typically hire me for one or more of the following things: Facilitation (particularly large groups), Collaboration, Culture Change, Organisational Development, Creativity, Listening, Community Development, Blogging, International Public Speaking.

I frequently work with a few trusted partners in order to offer clients access to a wider range of collaborative, creative experiences.