The Right Tools
You are in this business to produce products and services and, ultimately, income and profits. But, the more you grow, the more interpersonal conflict and poor communication get in the way of you reaching your goals. It’s frustrating to watch trust break down between the people on your teams. The question is do the people in your business have the right skills to figure out how to have productive conflict and effective communication?
Now, in the midst of all of the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, communication is changing again and is even more challenging than ever before. The future is uncertain on so many levels. Ambiguity is evident and is causing anxiety and stress. And when anxiety and stress set in, people revert back to their natural ways of behaving. Sometimes those “old ways” bring about destructive conflict and ineffective communication.
Achievement in Motion assists companies who deal with change and crisis. We teach people how to be more mindful about others and figure out a simple way to know how people behave and how to work most effectively with them even in times of heightened stress and ambiguity. We teach that this is not a “me” situation but rather a “we” situation and together we can get through these tough times. Having the right tools can make all of the difference
The Right People
You are in this business to produce products and services and, ultimately, income and profits. But, the more you grow, the more people you will probably have to hire. And how do you do that fast but most importantly making sure you are getting the best people? Do you have a system in place to help you find the right people for your business? And what about the right people for the right positions? And have you thought about the people that are already working for you? Maybe these people need a change in the type of work that they are doing. Maybe their skill sets can help you in different areas as you change with your new work arrangements post-Covid.
According to Gallup, good employees often quit when they feel like they’re not sufficiently learning and growing. When asked what they want most from their new job, all employees and especially Millennials say that at the top of their list, opportunities to learn and grow. And because there is no loyalty anymore either between employers and employees, neither one is afraid to let someone go or to leave at a moment’s notice, especially if they aren’t getting what they need.
Achievement in Motion helps companies to figure out what will be best for the business as well as for the employee. By using proprietary tools to benchmark positions and people, we create great fits each and every time. We use our on-line assessments and can make this perfect match quickly, usually within an hour.
The Right Teams
You are in this business to produce products and services and, ultimately, income and profits. But, the more you grow, the more people you will have. And will they all have the same behaviors, work styles, values and ways they think? Probably not?
And add into the mix, post-Covid where people are scared, not knowing what the future may bring. They are stressed as they balance their world between all of their responsibilities. Some may be going through the motions, others are trying to stay focused. All of this is difficult.
And now add in the video conference connections and lack of social face-to-face connection. How do we connect and work well with each other when we are frustrated, stressed and completely burned out? Probably not so well.
Post-Covid is a critical time to build connections. According to Patrick Lencioni, we need to build and fortify skills that transcend teams. We need to teach individuals to become better teammates and completely redefine teamwork and collaboration.
Achievement in Motion uses Lencioni’s and Wiley Publishing’s newest product called Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team: Personal Development. It is designed specifically to work for individuals; for them to learn exactly what they need to do to enable a
culture of teamwork. The program allows them to learn a common language that empowers people to rewrite what it means to work together. With these three tools in place, build your brand and aim high!