It's been said that culture eats strategy for breakfast. But why? And what can leaders do to transform culture in such a way that it yields a more engaged and productive workplace? This workshop takes participants on a journey deeper than the observable workplace, to explore the dwelling place of culture: the subconscious, habitual dimensions of organizational life. In fact, culture is defined as the "shared subconscious expectations that drive behavior.

This workshop provides a survey to help your participants understand elements of their culture that have a direct impact on engagement and performance. These include tendency to forgive, organizational citizenship, ethical engagement, and meaningful work.

Throughout the workshop, participants are compelled to think about how they stand in relationship with their organization's culture, including how they contribute, reinforce or serve as change agents to problematic aspects of their culture.

PARTICIPANTS WILL

  • Take a survey that helps identify problematic aspects of their organization's culture.

  • Learn individual and team based tools for exploring and challenging the underlying assumptions that support pernicious expectations.

  • Apply a framework for understanding their unique cultural context.

  • Develop direction and customized  next steps for improving their organization's culture.

​BOTTOM LINE

This workshop is designed to equip participants with direct insight, knowledge, and tools that allow them to facilitate culture change at the individual and team levels of their organization.

INSTRUCTOR

Dr. William Brendel

CEO Transformative Learning Institute

Assistant Professor of Organization Development
Penn State University

bill@tlinstitute.com

 

Where do all the good ideas go in your organization? How are they shared? How is innovative behavior modeled in your organization? What type of an environment do you need to optimized innovation? What structures might be preventing innovation in your organization? In addition to answering these questions, this workshop zooms in on the creative capacity of your organizations with a survey. The results of this survey allow participants to zoom in on actions that can be taken immediately to increase creativity as well as an employee's confidence in bending their ideas into reality.

PARTICIPANTS WILL

 

  • Immediately begin cultivating a culture marked by an innovation mindset, which is relaxed, open, humble, caring, playful, patient, and design-oriented.

  • Quickly prototype a new and potentially revolutionary future together, which will have long-lasting impact on their primary stakeholders, including sketches of a new strategy, structure, and set of processes.

  • Establish a  team and/or division-wide innovation lab that provides an inclusive space for sharing ideas and insights, experimentation with new processes, piloting programs, and scaling/sustaining successes.

​BOTTOM LINE

This workshop is designed to equip participants with direct insight, knowledge, and tools that allow them to directly increase the innovative capacity (and many associated benefits) in themselves and their organizations.

INSTRUCTOR

Dr. William Brendel

CEO Transformative Learning Institute

Assistant Professor of Organization Development
Penn State University

bill@tlinstitute.com

 
 

Culture Shock refers to a stressful transition period when employees move from a familiar environment into an unfamiliar one. It occurs as a result of a mismatch between your expectations (about language, customs, artifacts and norms) and the reality you face. As globalization has become a predominant aspect of organizational life, employees are tasked with quickly learning how to relate and work with fellow employees and customers who operate in different cultures around the world. This workshop addresses the central aspects of culture that cause the most distress in expats and employees who frequent other countries. These include differences in a  culture's expectations regarding timeliness, directness, power, and collective vs. individual behaviors. This workshop also helps employees prepare themselves mentally for coping with the many physical and emotional side-effects of being in a different culture.

PARTICIPANTS WILL

  • Take a survey that helps identify the central differences between their own cultural expectations and those of employees who work in or have moved from different countries.

  • Learn approaches for remaining mindful and non-judgmental in a diverse range of experiences that directly challenge their sense of right and wrong.

  • Understand the benefits of cultural competence,and identify areas they can address to create a compassionate and high performing workplace.

​BOTTOM LINE

This workshop is designed to equip participants with direct insight, knowledge, and tools that allow them to engage and learn from unique cultural differences that exist in the workplace.

INSTRUCTOR

Dr. William Brendel

CEO Transformative Learning Institute

Assistant Professor of Organization Development
Penn State University

bill@tlinstitute.com

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