The Client: Leading Secondaries Private Equity Platform
Brief: To run 2 sessions. The client is holding their first Strategy Session for the team - a young, growing and high performing team that is consistently achieving high standards of productivity. As a follow up to their Strategy session - time dedicated to building effective communication skills using techniques and tools that can be used to build both internal and external communication skills. And second session on Team Building - time dedicated to having fun and bonding as a team.
Communication: 3 Themes
Sharp Communication - Talking to CXOs - make conversation attention grabbing.
Work with different people - Know each other’s style and communicate in their language.
Trust - Build an environment that is open to constructive feedback.
Team Building: 3 themes
Enjoy working with each Other - Have fun.
Building a team with care & appreciation - Know each other, Empathy, Bonding.
Team Norms - Collaboration, creativity & curiosity.
The Measure: Apply the specific work skills and identify behaviours that showcase the skills in real-time.
What We Did?
Always – Client First
Interviews with Business Heads
Engage with Team
Determine the big picture
Understand opportunities and concerns
Expected outcomes and context
Formal and Informal Communication
Attention-grabbing Communication with CXO’s : Technique, practice and application
Celebrate the Difference: Know yours and other’s preferred communication style, be empathetic, Speak in the other person’s language
Earn Trust, trust parameters, Own your improvement
Ways to give constructive feedback
Team Building Skills
Stay curious and creative
Bonhomie - Enjoy working with each other
Learn behaviors to bring out the best in yourself and others through accountability
Enjoy working with each other
Facilitate a collaborative work environment to achieve best results at work
And That’s not all
Activity based facilitation
Self-assessment to know your communication style and others.
High-powered debrief to ensure application back at work.
Connecting the learning from Communication session to the Team building session.
Connecting the Strategy discussion among the team to the learning in the workshop.
The Results: Qualitative and quantitative positive feedback from the CEO and the entire team.