We understand that, as a leader today, you are no doubt managing disruptions and adversity that is forcing you to shift, if not abandon, what has worked in the past. We can’t help the challenges you face as a leader, but we can prepare you for what’s next.
The best resource you can bring to your leadership role is the ability to distinguish barriers from opportunities on the spot and obtain and/or harness every existing resource you need to meet those challenges. The ‘Leading for Change and Transformation’ workshop builds on your best leadership strengths and provides constructive strategies for shoring up weaknesses and building a resilient, enduring culture.
The process will likely be as different for you as the challenges you face now because there is no instructor. That role is replaced by team-driven activities that accelerate learning and application. Learning is “trial by fire”– the same as the real workplace. You’ll work with leaders like you facing the same issues and depending on each other’s knowledge and experience to evaluate, apply, and measure highly effective, strategic solutions.
You’ll leave the workshop with in-depth practice in managing challenges through candor skills and deep, peer-centered insight into your leadership behaviors, their impact, and how to realize the best in yourself and others.
With this comes a deeper understanding of culture and how to transform your leadership culture into a highly agile force at the ready for anything this new reality can throw at you.
Understanding Grid Theory
Activities on the ‘Leading for Change and Transformation’ (LTC) workshop start with getting you and your team onto the same page – developing a clear, shared understanding of Grid language and concepts. The way this is done will likely be new for you. As a team, you’ll be responsible for your own process and decision-making. And your team performance will be objectively evaluated. You may initially find this to be demanding and challenging… but also quite exhilarating and fun! Take our word for it… you won’t forget the learning from this session!
Applying Grid Theory
This module helps you to ‘see the theory in action’ by studying the different ways people evaluate the behaviors of a “shared” event. Being able to improve your own understanding and your team’s decision-making culture ‘on the spot’ requires key, high-level skills that you’ll have the opportunity to develop ‘in real time’ on this activity – building on your earlier learning while preparing yourselves as a team for more challenging, strategic and exciting activities to follow.
Understanding Intergroup Dynamics
In this module, the focus of attention extends beyond your team to take into account the effects of wider organizational dynamics and inter-group cooperation. You and your team experience a higher, more strategic team effectiveness challenge followed by a test of objectivity. The result is a realtime demonstration of how team goals represent a massive opportunity to unleash organizational synergy that benefits all stakeholders.
The Ideal Organizational Culture
The key to understanding and harnessing the forces of culture is to bring them out into the light for objective study. In this activity you and your team compare personal experiences and assumptions about different types of organisation culture and their impact. These discussions enable you to reach shared agreement and to develop deep convictions about “what’s right”, what’s NOT and why… without being told. Post-activity comparison across teams leads to profound insights and affirming conclusions that will support your effective transformation and culture change efforts, back-on-the-job.
The Impact Of Behavior On Team Results
The key to understanding and harnessing the forces of culture is to bring them out into the light for objective study. In this activity you and your team compare personal experiences and assumptions about different types of organization culture and their impact. These discussions enable you to reach shared agreement and to develop deep convictions about “what’s right”, what’s NOT and why… without being told. Post-activity comparison across teams leads to profound insights and affirming conclusions that will support your effective transformation and culture change efforts, back-on-the-job.
Making Change Happen
As the LTC workshop draws to a close, a dedicated session pulls together the various strands of your team experiences and exploration of culture so that you can make informed decisions about your own leadership and organization culture options. This culminates with your own Personal Action Plan, critiqued by your team colleagues for additional value, impact, options and significance.
- Experience the immediate effects of culture and how to shape it to
- Learn how to lead with skills to immediately enhance team culture and
- Improve cooperation both inside and outside your team.
- Enrich your organization culture to deliver higher productivity, creativity,
participation and well-being.
■ Gain the confidence to lead any change effort in your organization.
“Our experience attempting culture interventions over decades significantly changed post experiencing the Grid framework and workshops.
At the highest table, culture is over discussed and under acted upon. Grid provides an understandable and actionable framework;
Without this, culture management remains shallow and hollow. We realized, our performing managers and leaders continued to operate out of past laurels.”
-Apurva Gandhi, Director & CEO
Mutual Industries Ltd, India
Use the Grid framework to define your own and a shared view of sound
and unsound behavior.
■ Develop an objective understanding of how your behavior impacts
■ Generate personal commitment based on genuine consensus.
■ Use critique to inspire involvement, creativity and commitment to
Overcome the doubt and fear of change.
■ Define a strategy for personal and organizational change.
■ Create norms that motivate and inspire excellence.
■ Use critique to achieve continuous improvement and measurement.
Approach conflict as a positive source of productive energy.
■ Use candor to strengthen the quality of conflict management.
■ Shift focus of conflict management from who’s right to what’s right.
■ Use critique to build resilient relationships based on trust and respectful
Transforming Business Culture
Build your confidence in leading business transformation and change.
■ Experience the power of team culture and how you can change it “in real time”.
■ Establish what is the ideal culture for your team or business.
■ Identify key “pain points” in your current culture and develop Action Plans for addressing them.