Many organizations face change and challenges for a variety of reasons, many of which are similar challenges that a growing business face at one time or another. Below are a list of consulting services Dave provides leaders and their teams. They can be offered on their own or in combination so the best place to start your strategic solution is to contact Dave.
Hiring and On-boarding New Candidates
Hiring new candidates for upper management positions is an important decision for every organization. Finding the right fit in this competitive market can turn info a full time job for hiring managers. We have developed a hiring and on-boarding process that uses validated Birkman data to help select candidates with the personality and passion to drive success in your organization.
Birkman reaches into the strengths, interests, and underlying needs that, when met, are the key to job motivation and satisfaction. There is great power in measuring needs, because we can then better point out potential areas of conflict, or see if a manager has traits suited to lead current teams and employees.Hiring the best, most fitting candidate will not only improve your company growth, but it will mitigate the unnecessary expenses associated with turnover and unproductively.
Our hiring and onboarding process to ensures that:
- The candidate’s interests are aligned with the functions of the position
- The candidate’s personality is suited for the nature of the position
- The candidate will be motivated and fulfilled by the position
- The candidate’s needs will be met by the work environment and organizational culture
The Interview 360
Leaders set the tone, expectations, and attitudes of the organizations to which they belong; It is important for leaders to awareness of how they present to others ad how others interpret their behavior. The Interview 360 incorporates feedback on your behavior from multiple perspectives, including self, supervisors, direct reports, or peers.
Clients reported being troubled that traditional 360’s were too cumbersome to work with when all they wanted was a few central points for the respondent to work on. They requested a more streamlined conversational process that was totally confidential, ensuring frank and direct feedback.
The Birkman Retreat Experience: Team Building Process
One of the biggest challenges in life is getting along and effectively communicating with others. Every team has similar objectives: members must successfully engage with one another, solve problems, and achieve goals.
The Birkman Retreat Experience walks teams through the team building process by creating a common language for communication within teams and enables individuals to understand their own personality strengths. Team building with Birkman reports establishes a solid foundation for teams to increase their emotional intelligence and productivity. With this specialized team building process that we have developed, teams gain the ability to embrace the differences that make each member unique, instead of seeing differences as potential liabilities or areas of conflict.
Birkman helps each team member deeply understand their own personality, outward behaviours and inward motivations. During the retreat, we discuss these insights together, making each member able to appreciate, communicate, and leverage the strengths each team member. This sense of mutual understanding is key to building success collaboratively.
The Birkman Retreat Experience supports team building in the following areas:
- Motivating teams
- Trust within teams
- Team Communication
- Performance management
- Meeting management
- Cross function team collaboration
Three Big Questions Retreat – The Purpose Process: Dave offers a retreat on The Purpose Process, based on his book “Three Big Questions” – for more information, click here to download our info-sheet. The retreat has been delivered to hundreds of CEO Forum Groups, Corporate Leadership Teams and many others.
Change Management and Conflict Resolution
Organizational change comes hand in hand with conflict, and it’s important to realize that this isn’t always a bad thing. Conflict exists everywhere, and in almost every relationship. Whenever there is organizational change, differences of opinion arise, especially as teams are re-formed and moved, or when objectives change. It’s important to understand that conflict itself is valuable and a great asset to the organization. However, the possibility that differences of opinion can result in contention and disagreement is high.
We can support your organization to understand not only what the conflict is about, but why individuals are reacting how they are. In turn, we can introduce a practical strategy around how a change leader can mediate a resolution to the conflict and move the team forward.
The Birkman Method can be used in all aspects of team growth and change. Below are some specific examples of how we can support you and your organization:
- Conflict Resolution/Difficult Conversations
- Boundary Disputes
- Changement Management
For more information about this and any of the items listed above, please contact us directly to discuss a strategic solution specifically tailored to your organization’s needs: firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (604) 987-7510