Real-life success stories
Case Study 1: Stressed By Change
Re-structuring of departments in this university has left administrative staff de-motivated. Now a performance management system is being introduced. Anxiety is mounting and morale has plummeted. Think Learn Succeed runs a workshop called Stand Out and Be Heard During Change.
Find out how this helps.
Participants explore their feelings about change through group-work, metaphors and case studies Then tools for assertively communicating needs are introduced so that staff can express concerns appropriately. Staff report a profound easing of anxiety by the end of the workshop. Participant Bernice O’Mahoney comments that “this training was pitched at me, at my level and at where I am on the continuum of change. It was thought-provoking, sensible and practical.”
Case Study 2: Developing Political Skills
A team of scientists wants to motivate and inspire staff who are embarking on careers in health research. Challenges include developing political awareness and promoting a reflective approach to career development. Eleanor Shakiba presents modules on Conflict Resolution and Personality Types Working Together.
Find out what the group achieves.
The scientists complete the MBTI questionnaire and discuss the implications of personality preferences for team dynamics within laboratory settings. Case studies, role plays and reflective exercises are used to explore the Harvard Negotiation model. Group members report that the Think Learn Succeed sessions are “both practical and inspiring. “
Case Study 3: Burning Out
A team of youth workers is burning out. Constant organisational change and the demands of working with at-risk young people are taking their toll. Staff want to have a 'fun' day chilling out together. Management want a serious team-building workshop.
Find out how Think Learn Succeed resolves this issue.
We balance the needs of staff and management by creating a vibrant program based on forum theatre techniques. Serious issues such as relationships between managers and staff, and team values are explored through role plays and games. The highlight of the day is the creation and performance of “info-mercials” about the team’s values. Through the medium of comedy, some very serious concerns are addressed. One group member says of this day “the most significant thing was that people could laugh, have fun and be more 'authentic'. This significantly strengthened interpersonal relationships.”
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