Most adults utter about 16,000 words per day. And since we spend at least 8 hours a day in the workplace, most of them are directed to our collegues. The quality of our communication, both speaking and listening, is critical to workplace performance, yet most of us are not very good at either.
Take a look at our newest workshop designed to help executives improve their active listening and effective speaking skills.
Business Navigation Group provides workshops that address important issues and opportunities for clients. We custom develop and deliver most of these for specific client situations. However, several key topics lend themselves to pre-configured workshops. Some examples are described below. These descriptions indicate the approach, structure and scope of involvement that Business Navigation Group brings to the workshop component of our services.
The Workshop Value Calculator below will provide a interactive view, using your own assumptions, of the great returns that investing in our Workshops can deliver.
Executive Team Leadership Workshop: Improving Team Dynamics and Performance
Senior management teams, commercial teams, research teams, product teams, or teams formed around a specific initiative are common examples in today’s business landscape. At the senior executive level, these cross-functional peer-to-peer teams are often charged with developing and driving implementation of the company’s strategic direction or governance.They are tasked with solving the large problems and making the weighty decisions for their companies. But many cross-functional, peer-to-peer teams find problem solving and decision making difficult.Collaborative communications, problem solving and decision making skills are relatively rare among senior executives.As a result, executive leadership teams often under perform.
The Executive Team Leadership Workshop delivers the core skills most executive leadership teams need to improve communications, problem solving and decision making performance.In addition, team members compare and contrast their individual and the team’s leadership styles using Jung Typology Profiles and their own assessment of the team’s strengths, weaknesses, key behaviors, characteristics and processes. Post Workshop action plans foster continued progress. Executive Team Leadership Workshop Description (pdf)
ValueDialog Workshop: Moving from Value Creation to Value Capture
Almost every organization talks about customer value. Ad copy, slogans, websites, even business cards tout how companies create value for their customers. Try a Google search on creating customer value and see how many hits you get. About a zillion. Remarkably few firms have a rigorous approach to assessing the customer value they create -- what it is actually worth to their customers. And, even fewer know how to capture a greater share of the value that customers know is being delivered. Most firms -- and their customers -- benefit when the value babble is replaced with an effective dialog about value.
Our ValueDialogSMWorkshopprovides business leaders with a straightforward approach to understanding and capturing more of the value that their products and services create. A combination of proven techniques and interactive tools gives participants hands-on experience and an Action Plan that they can put to work “on Monday morning”.
Workshop for Jung and Old: Training, Motivating and Leading Millennials in the Workplace
Millennials (people born between 1977 and 2000) have just recently begun to enter the US workforce. They are now only about 10% of the total workforce, but are quickly becoming the dominant population in entry level positions. Their expectations in the workplace, family/work life priorities and thinking styles are considerably different from most of their managers’. If you felt the need to roll your eyes as you read this, you are aware of the challenges they present for hiring, training and operating managers.
Our Workshop for Jung and Old presents some unconventional perspectives on Millennials in the workplace. It’s based on recent research. It’s focused on what’s the same as well as what’s different … and how you can apply that understanding productively.
Much depends upon the rapid and smooth assimilation of a new Executive. Achievement of critical business objectives is highly dependent upon the performance of the new Executive as he/she takes on the challenges of leading a pre-existing or newly formed Senior Management team.The critical element of success for the new Executive is the effectiveness of his/her leadership of team dynamics—the team’s communications, inter-personal skills and its collaborative problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.