Cross-sector solutions to workplace challenges

Organisational raids are designed to deliver whole team development. WIG can help you learn from another organisation how they tackle a workplace issue, explore how your approach differs and assess what your team could apply back home.

NEW: Virtual Organisational Visits or 'Raids'!

Our long-established 'Raids' usually work as curated full-day visits from a group belonging to one of our member organisations to another organisation's HQ, packed with activities to help the visiting organisation understand first-hand how others tackle a specific challenge. (E.g. Innovation, Managing change, Performance Management, Diversity & Inclusion etc. We have now moved this model to virtual delivery, where the visits take place online.

Sharing experience, improving performance

Organisational raids provide day-long exposure to another organisation's know-how (different timings used for virtual raids). They are purpose-built to allow one organisation to learn from another's expertise and proven practice.

WIG designs the day to ensure everyone gains. The host organisation showcases their expertise and gets objective feedback from a group of peer professionals. The 'raiding' team learns from best practice, gets new perspectives on how they might be practically applied, and an invaluable opportunity to benchmark against another organisation. 

Every raid is cross-sector. The host and raiding organisation alike learn from the different cultural approaches to common issues, and benefit from extending their peer networks into another sector.

Interested in finding out how WIG Raids can help you:

  • ​Showcase best practice
  • Learn from different approaches
  • Challenge preconceived notions

Please contact: Roy Johnson on 020 7222 1166 or email us.

The most useful aspect was gaining a perspective on working practices within the host organisation both the good and the bad. Interesting to find out about the value they place on getting learning and flexible working right.                                                                        Marc Woodall, Surrey County Council

Examples of raids include:

  • BEIS to Eversheds
  • MHCLG to Deloitte
  • DfE to Rolls-Royce
  • London Borough of Southwark to Crisis
  • Metropolitan Police to John Lewis Partnership

Potential themes include:

Organisational Raids example topics


For more information please download one of our flyers:

Thinking of going on a raid? Energise your team through a group visit to another organisation with similar challenges:

Could you host a raid? They are a great way to reflect on your own processes and thinking:


Innovation and our human capital are central to Citi’s continued success, and we were keen to share our experiences with the civil service delegation as part of our deep and long running relationship with HM Government.  We hope that the exercise can contribute to improving the work practices and efficiency of both our organisations.            

Paul Salariya, Citi.