Actionable Approaches to People Problems for Teams
Whether you’re on a leadership team or vertical team, you need to function together to achieve organizational goals. But how? There are so many interpersonal and other challenges that seem to interfere with achieving the team’s goals. How do you successfully address interpersonal challenges, foster collaboration effectively 360 degrees, nurture others’ best thinking, give “constructive” feedback, and address an issue with a direct report when you don’t have the answer all while maintaining and improving team effectiveness?
Regardless of which of these people problems your team is facing, there are actionable approaches for getting what you and the team needs while building trust and greater sense of team. In this workshop, you will learn how to apply the Arudia Win-Win Conversation and the Arudia Coaching Skills so that people problems morph into opportunities for harnessing best thinking and better solutions and better teamwork. Remember, as SEAL team members say, “individuals play the game, but teams beat the odds.”
Leverage Strengths: A Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Workshop
Leveraging strengths is why we work in teams. To effectively leverage each team member’s strengths, you must build trust. Trust is created through the understanding of one’s own and colleagues’ perspectives and motivations. This workshop focuses first on the understanding of self and others and then on making the most of each team member’s strengths so that neither the team nor individual potential blind spots derail success.
Amp Up Performance Teamwork: A Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® Workshop
Trust is essential for team members to work together effectively. It is created through the understanding of one’s own and team members’ perspectives and motivations. This workshop begins with the understanding of self and others and then focuses on making the most of each team member’s strengths so that neither the team nor individual potential blind spots derail success. This workshop frames Type in the context of the five elements of a high-functioning team. Type is used as a tool to build the foundation of high-functioning teams, which is trust. Through Type, you will learn how to better manage yourself and enhance your understanding of others. This workshop also explores using conflict as a productive tool, commitment to team goals, accountability, and attendance to results.
Amp Up Performance Teamwork: Leveraging Style to Build Effectiveness
Successful collaboration requires team members to effectively manage cognitive diversity, i.e., differences in problem-solving style, so that such diversity is an asset rather than a distraction. The reason differences in problem-solving style can distract from collaboration is that people solve problems differently and often view such differences in a negative light, e.g., someone is “in a rut,” or “completely unrealistic,” depending on one’s style. The unfortunate truth is that many mistake diverse cognitive styles for incompetence or lack of ability. Thus, the ability to distinguish between styles is critical to transforming annoyance with differences into appreciation and the ability of the team to solve problems.
This workshop focuses on increasing awareness and understanding, and developing strategies to address the range of problem-solving styles that are present on your team. The Kirton Adaptability-Innovation Inventory (“KAI”) creates the framework for understanding differences in styles. The KAI puts creativity and problem solving style on a continuum from more Adaptive to more Innovative, as shown above.
Understanding differences in problem-solving style allows people: (1) to be able to understand and identify different cognitive styles; (2) to learn to leverage their own style and others’ styles; (3) to learn to bridge to and cope with others’ styles as necessary; and (4) to help those they manage to understand, leverage, and appreciate their own and others’ styles. Short, half and full-day formats are available
Amp Up Performance Coaching for the Workplace
Coaching Skills are critical skills for any team. Team members with coaching skills can inspire each other and work together to increases collaboration, reduce friction, and improve productivity, commitment, and results. Coaching skills enhance your ability to listen, mentor, lead, work with clients, as well as develop business. Short, half and full-day formats are available.
Amp Up Performance Win-Win Conversations
The Arudia Win-Win Conversation is a critical skill that enhances collaboration and problem solving. Team members with Win-Win skills are able to communicate more directly and effectively even in potentially difficult situations such as giving constructive feedback and working cross fuctionally. At it’s core, is the Win-Win mindset, which shifts thinking blame to a focus on solving problems creatively and collaboratively so that all needs are met. Short, half, and full-day formats are available.