Our personal skills training focuses on a number ofessential self-awareness and self-management skills for professionals. Self-awareness – the ability to observe and understand what is going on inside one’s own physical, mental and emotional space – is the starting point. We offer a range of techniques and practices that help foster and grow self-awareness as well as explain its importance. From self-awareness we then move to self-management – the ability to make conscious choices about one’s own behaviour, rather than letting emotions, impulses and patterns rule those behaviours. To help strenghten self-management we offer a framework for clarifying one’s choices, building in breaks between trigger and reaction, and building up new habits to override old, no longer wanted ones.
In parallel with the personal skills, we encourage professionals to grow their interpersonal skills – the combination of social awareness and social management that allow us to understand others better and adjust our actions around them accordingly. We offer a wide range of modules that help to understand what drives people, especially in work environments, and how one can use that understanding to achieve better outcomes through communication, influence and collaboration.
Our team dynamics modules are meant for people leading or managing teams. We show how social forces drive and limit the performance and well-being of teams and what can be done to use those forces to produce better outcomes and lasting performance improvements.
Organisational Culture & Change
Organisational culture is the sum total of shared beliefs, assumptions and behaviours people develop when working together over longer periods of time. Since culture is built around coherence and stability, organisational culture can easily behave as an obstacle to change. Especially when change is seen as coming from outside, and threatening the culturally shared sense of identity, cultural defencemechanisms are known to significantly undermine organisational change initiatives, if not sabotage them completely. Our modules on organisational culture help professionals gain a better understanding of the way organisational culture works and how it can be leveraged, rather than fought, in times of change and transformation.
Flow is a mental state in which complex tasks seem to become so easy and ‘natural’ they hardly seem to require conscious effort to achieve them. Flow can happen in individuals but also in collectives, such as teams. Our modules explain the phenomenon and offer tools and techniques to promote the occuranceof flow in teams and organisations.