Clients contact Flourishing Culture Consultants, LLC when their organizations are struggling. Perhaps they have a new initiative and it’s failing to produce the desired results. Or, they have “people” issues — a lackluster management team, a disengaged workforce or interdepartmental conflicts. We offer the following assessment, tools and customized interventions, which help an organization transition from its current state to the desired state, a high-performing organizational culture where its people flourish and grow.
One-Day Flourishing Culture Assessment.
This dynamic and interactive workshop features a streamlined approach to get the data you need to effect change. Designed to reboot and refresh your organization’s culture, this one-day event provides both quantitative and qualitative data. The Six S Flourishing Culture Survey supplies the quantitative data. It has 30 items, which fall within one of six cultural dimensions. This quantitative data while valuable is limited in its ability to explain how people truly feel about working in the organization. That’s why qualitative data is gathered through activities designed to surface people’s experiences, observations and stories about the way work is done. An audience response system, is employed throughout the session to gather the survey data and to generate honest feedback. It is strategically used to take the “pulse” of the group and to prioritize issues. The workshop ends with the group coming to agreement about the key issues that need to be addressed.
Inwardly-Focused Outwardly-Effective Leadership® Workshop: Five Practices.
Today’s organization asks a lot of its managers. In addition to running the business, they need advanced people skills and the ability to facilitate change. There are countless books written and classes offered on the topic of leadership. Yet, many don’t go deep enough. This workshop puts forth the notion that leaders need to do internal work if they want to be outwardly-effective. This premise is presented and supported by organizational development thought and the latest research in the field of neuroscience.
The workshop is designed to maximize the participants’ learning experience. Concepts are presented and processed through exercises and activities. Participants leave the event with a greater understanding of the work they need to do and clearly defined next steps.
Inwardly-Focused Outwardly-Effective Leadership® Workshop and Journal.
This workbook is offered as a companion piece to the Inwardly-Focused Outwardly-Effective Workshop. It is designed for those who are new to leadership as well as those who want to develop existing capabilities. It is not prescriptive. It doesn’t advocate a certain leadership style and provide case studies and a list of “do’s” and “don’ts.” Rather, it makes the case that leaders need to do internal work, which in turn, transforms them and heightens their ability to be the leaders they want to be. The workbook contains short, conceptual essays followed by activities. These carefully crafted activities help readers apply the concepts in real-time settings so they can hone their leadership capabilities.
Principles and Practices to Effect Positive, Sustainable Change.
A considerable amount of time and energy is expended to effect change in organizations. Yet, many of these initiatives fail to produce the desired results. This workshop shares best practices and offers a framework to help participants think through their strategies for change. Diagnostic tools are utilized to facilitate the process of taking a “deep dive” into the organization’s culture. Through the use of these tools and the principles shared, participants leave with an understanding of the many factors that are necessary to create positive, sustainable change.
Work Through – Work Out – Work Together Workshop.
How would you rate the interpersonal relationships in your organization? Are they positive and productive or are they problematic? And if they are problematic, how do these less than desirable interactions impact open communication, collaboration, morale, trust and organizational effectiveness? A flourishing culture can’t function on the assumption, “These things will work themselves out.” Instead, it values its people and understands, “We need to carve out the time right now to address what’s undermining our effectiveness.” This workshop draws upon what is known about the brain to make the case that people tend to be negative. It teaches the Negative Communication Loop Tool© to help participants understand the role they play in keeping negativity in place. Additionally, the participants are led through activities, which create the realization they have a choice in how they respond. Participants leave the workshop with tools to help them in their interactions and personal commitments to show up differently.
New Offering for High School and College Students: Living Your True Purpose Workshop
Many high school and college students have a deep desire to do something important in their lives. They feel a yearning to make a difference but have trouble finding their passion. This three-hour workshop is designed for such students. It draws upon the work of Viktor Frankl to make the case that living a life of purpose increases one’s well-being. It shares the research done by Carol Dweck in mindset to teach students that they have a choice. And, it facilitates the discovery process through meditation, movement and an art/journaling activity. Students leave the workshop feeling uplifted and ready to work on their action items.
Customized Workshop Building Blocks.
The following topics can be presented as “lunch and learns” or motivational speeches. Or, they can be combined into a longer workshop.
Driving Your Culture (before it drives you)
Have you struggled with new initiatives that have failed to produce the desired results? This workshop teaches the Cultural Deep Dive© exercise, a diagnostic tool that helps the group determine the cultural root cause which undermines the implementation of new policies and procedures.
Building a Better Team
How well are your teams functioning? This workshop shares five conditions, which are foundational for high-performing teams. Using these conditions, the group is lead through a discovery exercise so they can identify and address any gaps that undermine their team’s effectiveness.
Honing Your Communication Skills