Course Highlights

This change management workshop for teams will:

  • Encourage group members to question the status quo.
  • Help participants assess their team’s effectiveness and growth opportunities.
  • Introduce models for finding innovation and improvement opportunities.
  • Provide a framework for soliciting and giving feedback.

Course Overview 

In a rapidly evolving business landscape, complacency can be the biggest setback for any team or organization. This interactive change management course targets teams eager to break free from the confines of conventional thinking. It emphasizes the importance of adopting a growth mindset, taking calculated risks, and challenging the status quo to stay competitive and innovative.

Ideal for teams looking to revitalize their approach to business, the program guides participants through the process of recognizing and overcoming stagnation. It is tailored to encourage proactive thinking, strategic planning, and embracing both traditional practices and new, innovative methods. The course will empower participants to transform their work environment into a dynamic, adaptable, and forward-thinking space.

Program Objectives

At this program’s conclusion, participants should be able to: 

  • Identify the root causes of organizational and individual stagnation and develop strategies to maintain a continuous growth mindset.
  • Acknowledge the value of past successes while being open to and integrating new perspectives and methodologies.
  • Use strategic thinking models and tools to assess current situations effectively, plan for the future, and address significant, often overlooked challenges.
  • Apply communication techniques that encourage productivity and sound decision making while avoiding the pitfalls of negative group dynamics.
  • Constructively address errors, using them as opportunities for learning, innovation, and encouraging risk-taking.
  • Solicit and give feedback using the FEED and IDEAS frameworks.
  • Explore and implement strategies to align the goals, values, and beliefs of individuals, teams, and the organization to promote a unified approach to growth and change.

The following outline highlights some of the course’s key learning points. As part of your training program, we will modify content as needed to meet your business objectives. Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of the participant materials prior to the session(s).

Course Outline

“X” Marked the Spot: Determining How We Got in the Rut

Well, it worked before, and it worked so well. What happened?  This segment aims to create awareness about the pitfalls of complacency and the importance of continuous improvement. Our introductory discussion explores why people and organizations become stagnant in their thinking and actions and what employees and managers can do to keep themselves and others in their organization in a growth mindset. 

This Land is My Land: Valuing Different Points of View

Focusing on the value of diverse viewpoints, this workshop module provides practical tools for acknowledging past successes while being open to new ideas and methodologies. Participants will learn to balance respect for proven methods with the willingness to adopt fresh perspectives.

The Next Map: Using Strategic Thinking

This program segment explores techniques and models for evaluating the present and planning for the future.  During this part of the program, participants will practice using several tools to assess their current successes and challenges.  They will also learn how and when to identify the “elephant in the room.”

Pirate Prevention: Avoiding Sabotage

Whether a manager, subordinate, or peer, how we react to others can have a ripple effect throughout an organization.  During this part of the course, participants will examine language that promotes productivity and sound decision-making but prevents the sabotage of groupthink. 

Hidden Treasure: Learning from Mistakes

People learn from mistakes, but the question is, what do they learn?  This portion of the course focuses on the skills needed to address errors in a way that encourages others to take risks rather than retreat to how they’ve always done things.

Hot or Cold: Asking Others for Direction

Sometimes, people are afraid to ask for directions or hear news they would rather avoid.  During this part of the session, Participants will learn the importance of seeking and providing feedback.

One Compass: Aligning Organizational, Team, and Individual Ideals

The final segment addresses the challenge of aligning organizational, team, and individual goals and values. Participants will explore solutions for common roadblocks that prevent a shift from a ‘status quo’ mindset to one of ‘status grow’.

By the end of this program, participants will be equipped not just with the knowledge but also the practical skills necessary to foster a proactive, strategic, and open-minded work culture. They will be prepared to challenge the status quo, make informed decisions, and lead their teams towards continuous growth and innovation.