Organizational Health Workshop. A complete organizational health program providing a secure and open environment for teams to assess their “health” and discover how cohesive, results oriented, and committed they truly are. This interactive and rapid session is tested and true for leaders and managers – the key is they are a team. During this program we will discover, debate, learn, and put into action the concepts from Patrick Lencioni’s best seller The Five Dysfunctions of a Team while engaging, discussion and action planning to ensure our commitments will sustain over time. During the session we will:
On-Boarding Evaluation and Action Plan. What does on-boarding me to you and your teams? Levering cross-functional and international engagements we will work on an “as-is” and evaluate the “to-be” for an on-boarding program. This is more than day one activities, this is about the longer term strategy for the success for all people who join your organizaion.
- Integrate pre-work to ensure we have a data basis for our discussion of what the team is doing well and where our opportunities are rooted. (note: a 6 month “check up” is included to evaluate – with data – how the team has improved their organizational health.)
- We will define terminology and understand how trust fosters healthy conflict. How having animated and constructive conflict allows us to strengthen our commitments. We will see and witness how our commitments allow us to have an accountability focused culture. All these concepts come together and we will ensure we are focused on results for our team, our people, and our stakeholders.
- We will take time to discuss not simply effective meetings, rather we will ensure our time is utilized for impactful meetings.
- Other topics leveraged throughout this team investment include, but are not limited to: communication, norms, culture, performance leadership, and change survival.
Team Diagnostic. As a standalone resource, there are various tools we can leverage to evaluate the performance of your team. One size never fits all; therefore, depending on the issues, requirements, desired results, and resources, we can customize a diagnostic approach to accomplish three key things.
This impactful approach allows for strong results and equally important, sustainable results all accelerating performance for the people, the teams, the organization and business results.
Team Diagnostic Phase 2. A Check Up. It is a strongly held belief that the absolute impact of a training program can be measured not by the initial feedback; rather, the input from the team 4 to 6 months after the engagement. Part of what we will agree to at the front is the follow up down stream. This critical step will ensure the results are noticed, the impact is sustained, and any adjustments can be implemented immediately.
Working in a Virtual World. Everyone knows how we work remotely, virtually, or simply not: “co-located.” These unique challenges face us ever day. But what can we do about it? In a 6 hour workshop we will discover what is working well and where we can do a better job being inclusive, building bridges, and driving results as a global, dispersed, and highly effective team. It is possible and so simple – takes focus, discipline, and commitment. Are you ready to making your team stronger?
New Manager Assimilation. When was the last time you joined a new team? Taking time with your new team to establish norms, getting to know how each other clicks, and setting the group up for success. This program will help the time come together and achieve greatness.
Meeting Facilitation. When teams come together for strategic and mission critical meetings – many times having an external facilitator can make all the difference. Facilitating a meeting can remove people from the conversation as they are keeping the meeting moving. When you are investing in time for folks together, consider a facilitator to ensure the results are realized and sustained. This engagement includes: pre-planning (agenda setting) session, meeting facilitation, and post-meeting summary/action plan.
Human Resource Program Brainstorm and Review. There is no disagreement when folks come together to share experiences, insights, and approaches. When you feel the pressure for a new program design but do not want to look an hire a new regular full time person – consider a project based engagement? Potential projects could include:
- Onboarding program design.
- Employee communications annual planning.
- Inclusion program evaluation and development.
- Performance management program assessment. Consider all aspects of performance management: compensation reviews and pay increases, performance review alternatives, high potential study and development.
- Employee engagement and retention.
Change Survival. Change. Change is the constant we all have in our organizations. A meeting, a short training program, or a full day on dealing, understanding, and coping with change is a program we can implement and cascade all throughout your organization. Consider the frequent terms: change management – or possibly change leadership? Let’s come together and shift the perspective – shift the approach – let’s talk about change SURVIVAL. What are you doing now, what are you doing today to fundamentally “future proof” your team and your business?
Inclusion and Diversity – Diagnosis, actions and implementation. Every day we are faces with bias. We are faced with issues relating to fundamental attribution error. News, behaviors, court cases, and cultural shifts are generating fear that we all need to change the way we work together. We have, as people, the responsibility to learn, discover, and be open to the fact that no matter where we are – we all still have a long way to go. Together, we can build a program that can help us identify and learn about bias and related concepts and begin the process t build a more open, a more equitable, and a more productive workplace. As you look at your team in 2020 and beyond, what changes do you need to make now?
For more information about these impactful engagements or to create a program addressing your specific concerns, contact Jonathan for a complimentary needs discussion and evaluation of the best tools, a custom approach, and a results focused program to help your teams and people thrive.