Teams

Most of us spend 40% of a work week dealing with difficult behavior that could be a result of conflicts or generational diversity issues.  That means 2 full days of a 5 day work week are wasted and unproductive.

Imagine what you could do if you could get back some of that time.

Workplace Wellness

“Workplace health promotion is no longer just a fringe benefit but a necessity if organizations are to attract and retain high caliber workers and remain competitive in a global market.” –Health Communication Unit, University of Toronto

Have you ever wondered if you have a “healthy” office culture and what that means to your business goals? We believe a healthy office culture – the attitudes, processes and interactions that allow the organization to reach its goals – is essential for professional and personal wellness.

Why workplace wellness?

Workplace wellness programs might be something for you to consider if you want to:

  1. Address the “health” of your office culture in an active way
  2. Reduce the cost of absenteeism, stress leave or turnover
  3. Improve moral and overall employee satisfaction and effectiveness
  4. Increase trust and acceptance across teams
  5. Improve communication effectiveness
What can participants expect?

Our philosophy is rooted in experiential-facilitation.  We don’t just want to talk about how employees can promote wellness in their workplace, we want employees to experience wellness while participating and then be able to identify concepts and strategies they can take back to their work spaces.
We use simple, thoughtful and engaging activities, incorporating things like music, storytelling, art and movement.  Each activity is designed to support basic physical and emotional needs that promote wellness.

There is a wide spectrum of wellness activities – from workshop style facilitation, to dance and even equestrian-based off-site experiences.

“Many people typically perceive salsa dancing as an intimidating and intense activity, thanks to shows like ‘Dancing with the Stars’. In reality, salsa dancing is a low-pressure social medium to (a) improve leadership skills (on and off the dance floor), (b) build and strengthen relationships, and (c) introduce a fun, physical activity to your current lifestyle!” Alvin Pilobello Engineer by day, Salsa Instructor by night

Admittedly salsa dancing is not for everyone and might be way beyond the scope you were looking for when considering wellness programs for your team!  That’s why we work with each organization to find out where you are on the spectrum and we will design sessions that are supportive of your overall goals.

Contact us today and let’s talk about what wellness means to your organization and how we can help support a healthy office culture.

Conflict Management

Identifying and resolving conflict is key to an efficient workplace.

Conflict can be experienced in many different ways. There does not have to be an obvious “issue” that needs to be resolved to benefit from conflict management coaching – perhaps there is someone on your team you wish to strengthen a relationship with, or maybe you find it challenging to express your opinions to certain members of your team in a professional way. It might surprise you how much these issues are actually costing you.

Onsite Mediation and Coaching

Conflict management is a very sensitive area of professional development.  Each person experiences conflict in a unique way and often times their expectations of how the conflict should be resolved and what the end result should look like is dictated by these unique experiences.  If we consider a team of three people, that means there are three different experiences and sets of expectations.
A skilled mediator can help clear the direction by helping to create alignment, re-establish lost trust and provide support so the team can proactively steer towards goals and outcomes.

“Going through the process of hiring and training new employees because you are growing and require more staff is one thing – but the cost of interviewing, hiring and training new employees to replace someone because of turnover – now that’s a whole different story.  If you can avoid the cost of turnover by hiring a mediator to support your staff in working through conflict or improving relationships, that’s money well spent.”  Rob Macaulay, V.P. of Operations Urban Machinery, Kitchener

Not sure if your team could benefit from conflict management coaching or formal mediation?  Give us a call and we can help identify what path is right for you.

Generational Diversity

“Thriving leaders are the ones surrounded by diverse people from different generations.” – John Mertz

For the first time in history, our workforce is comprised of four generations. Communication and collaboration have never seen so many different approaches. Learning about how to motivate and engage the different generations in your workplace is essential to the health of your culture. Through keynotes and workshops, our experienced facilitators will be sure to leave the attendees with knowledge and new perspective on how to navigate the multi generational make-up of any organization.

  • Going through the process of hiring and training new employees because you are growing and require more staff is one thing – but the cost of interviewing, hiring and training new employees to replace someone because of turnover – now that’s a whole different story. If you can avoid the cost of turnover by hiring a mediator to support your staff in working through conflict or improving relationships, that’s money well spent.

    Rob Macaulay Urban Machinery, V.P. of Operations