Does your Team want to be more Positive?
How positive do you feel? And how is your culture doing? If it is anything less than positive and productive, you might want to read this post! Personally, I'm feeling positive. I've just had a week of milestones. My new Positive Culture book came out, the online Positive Culture Academy opened its doors, I was honored as one of thirty global Organizational Culture Gurus and I celebrated my birthday.
Is Average enough?
Okay, enough about me. But the question is: how much positivity can you hold? Do you settle for okay, or do you reach for going beyond average to "positive deviance" or high performance?
People might settle for average. One team manager told me: My team doesn't need this. Really? Wouldn't you want more results and more satisfaction at work? If there's a relatively easy way to get there, why not take on the journey?
Okay, there are a few reasons to do it not now. That is if the team is approaching exhaustion from working too hard (even though that's when you'd need it the most) or if it has turned so toxic that you need to intervene to rebuild basic trust first. But, in all other cases, I'd say: bring it on.
Becoming Positive and Productive
My book "Developing a Positive Culture where People and Performance thrive” is available on Amazon. Based on the latest research, but above all practical, you’ll see how to engage your organization with daily “Interaction Interventions”. I think all individuals, teams, and managers can benefit.
The online Positive Culture Academy is based on the book and offers interactive guided training. Regarding the Academy, there's a unique opportunity to join the Positive Culture Academy with (some of) your co-workers! The Academy wants to support leaders of all levels, middle managers, supervisors, but also other working professionals.
Team pilot in the Positive Culture Academy
This is a pilot for teams only. Experience how the Academy can help when you do the curriculum with your co-workers. You would have more leverage as a team.
The Spring 2018 class runs from April 2 until July 15. That's soon, and there's limited space. Send me an email if you're interested.
In the Academy, we’ll work on how to engage your team and organization with “Interaction Interventions” so that people and performance can start to thrive.
We offer 14 weeks of interactive training with video lectures, assignments, partner work, a dialogue group, and conference calls. Workload: 1-2 hours per week, depending on how much you want to do and whether you go for certification.
Criteria for acceptance to the team pilot:
1. The team is not toxic but could use some help.
2. You are not a team of consultants, coaches, trainers, or HR people.
3. You're willing and able to engage with the course and apply what you learn at work.
4. You're open to sharing your experiences with me and give some feedback.
This pilot for teams is a one-time opportunity. We accept applications until March 28, 2018.
Wouldn't it be great to have access to a positive resource, no matter where you are located, even if you have little time? Not only can you strengthen yourself with a positive mindset, you can also engage others in a positive way and work towards positive results.
By the way: individual participants can enroll at https://www.positive-culture.com/enroll-in-the-positive-culture-academy/
Teams: please apply by email.
I'm looking forward to your responses! Marcella Bremer, culture consultant