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A huge thank you to all who attended our Espresso Workshop “Creating an Inclusive Culture to Drive High Performance” with Gill McLaren. It was great to see some old and new faces! We hope that you all found the event to be inspiring and beneficial.
"Their words, not ours!" Feedback from the previous workshop:
"Fantastic insights and so relevant to today!"
"An excellent and engaging session with ‘real’ tools we could take away and immediately utilise. Thank you!"
"Great energy in the team, presenter and fellow attendees. Really valuable content!"
"Loved the presentation, very upbeat and left with alot to think about."
Here at Morgan McKinley, we have found that the number one challenge that most hiring managers face is talent. Once the organisation has found great talent, the next big thing would be how to retain that great talent within your team. Gill talked about how we need to start with discovering our Unique Life Fingerprint and how this translates into bringing out the best in yourself, your teams and your organisation. By doing so, this allows people to reduce the tensions between “who I really am” vs. “the life that I am living” and to be a more productive member of the team.
In the first half of the workshop, she spoke about identifying the values and strengths that define who you are and where you would draw energy from. Things that were highlighted in the self-discovery section of the workshop:
- Identifying our values that define who you are
- Our sources of energy, identifying both the people and situations that spark excitement and give us energy.
- Defining our personal strengths and being able to identify what helps you achieve more
Gill also highlighted that having a sense of belonging and the potential to do more is what drives a high performing team alongside the direct correlation between psychological safety, motivation and accountability with a learning and performance culture. We also touched on the main culture focuses that can impact teams the most.
The four culture focus areas are:
- Having clarity on organisation/ personal goals
- Feeling the connection with the people in the team and the work done
- Being able to see the contribution you make towards organisational achievements
- Having the psychological safety to be themselves at work and be able to speak up and not be at risk in any way.
This workshop was a small snapshot of what has been included in her book Think.Plan.Live, which is available to purchase through the Thinkplanlive.com website, and the Culture and Leadership consultancy work undertaken by Syntegrate. The team at Morgan McKinley highly recommend this to all.
If you are looking to hire your next game-changing professional, would like to discuss the event in more detail or are curious in attending more of our upcoming events, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us - our experienced consultants will be more than happy to assist you.