Karen Plum is a senior workplace consultant responsible for our Research and Development activities undertaken under our Workplace Performance Innovation Network (PIN). A Business studies graduate, Karen spent her earlier career in HR before joining Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) in 1998. In her consulting work Karen specialises in working as a senior coach with leaders, supporting them in creating the conditions to bring about strategic change in the way their people work. Karen is an expert in agile working, having helped countless organisations transition into new ways of working. She has worked with numerous organisations, helping to coordinate and construct a more effective workplace strategy. Clients she has worked with include the Royal Bank of Scotland, Microsoft, Nationwide Building Society, Morgan Stanley, Lloyds Banking Group, Prostate Cancer UK and London and Partners.
Within the Workplace PIN, Karen designs and delivers our Transition Group programme, which provides guidance, case studies, tools and peer group support for leaders wishing to evolve to ‘agile‘ models for work, place and organisation. Within our Explorer Groups, Karen has led research into ‘Knowledge Worker Productivity‘, ‘Cognitive Performance‘ and ‘Managing the agile workforce‘.
Karen Plum is also a very accomplished and confident facilitator and regularly comperes the Workplace Week Convention every November, which is held as part of our Workplace Week BBC Children in Need charity initiative.