This is the right solution for organisations who recognise the need to innovate and take a more holistic approach to their Employee Experience.
It’s vital that we start to combine functional and traditional leadership training with serious mindset development and wellbeing.
Also, the practical application of new habits that result in the behavioural shifts necessary for real change to take place.
Companies often don’t prepare their leaders and employees with the mindset, beliefs and attitudes necessary to go for big goals and achieve outstanding results in the organisation. Nor do they prepare them mentally for different workload demands or progression into leadership / bigger roles.
Development is often limited to one-off training events providing employees with additional knowledge and skills, but failing to provide ongoing interventions that ensure people actually work differently. This is about people bringing their best individual performance, whilst actively collaborating for the benefit of the whole.
Information does not change behaviour, practices do.
A recent Forbes publication confirms that without structured ongoing development most of us revert to old habits, some of which are good and some are bad. For sustained application of new skills or ways of working, we have to get to the root cause of behaviour and results; our habits, which come from our practiced way of thinking…
More than 95% of our behaviour is controlled by our habitual and conditioned thinking. Less than 5% is based on functional or specialised knowledge.
This means, that despite our best conscious intention, our behaviour will pretty much stay the same, even after more training.
For genuine and sustained behaviour change, employee development programmes must go to the primary cause of behaviour. The belief system.
In life, we tend to focus on knowledge alone – feeding the intellectual mind and assuming the mindset will take care of itself. This is a missed opportunity and can present itself as:
Employees often spend time acquiring more knowledge, believing this will bring them the success or the role they want. Yet, we can all think of examples where intelligent, knowledgeable, experienced individuals don’t quite make it, and employees with less knowledge and experience progress very quickly.
Successful senior leaders are likely to have already developed a strong and positive mindset. Often this has happened unconsciously and they take it for granted. But it’s not just reserved for the few gifted or lucky individuals. It’s a system and we can teach it!
When you show people that the only limitations live inside of their mental operating system, the results are transformational.
Outcomes you can expect: