I have stopped counting the number of times I have heard my clients complaining about the lack of ‘out of the box thinking’ from their teams or work colleagues. Managers ask me ‘why won’t my colleagues express their ideas or speak up when they can see something is not working?’ Have coached many managers and individuals in Asia, the crux of this seems to be tied to a combination of a lack of confidence in expressing and articulating ideas or concepts along with an ingrained habit of executing based on learning by rote.
Clearly there is no silver bullet to address this issue.
However, Austen Advisory Associates have come together to pool our ideas around how to tackle this issue and start to generate a behavioural and mindset shift in this area. We are super excited to be running a one day workshop on 23rd June which combines our best ideas and aims to boost fresh thinking and creative energy within individuals, teams and businesses. It will be a fully immersive, interactive experience.
Warning – don’t expect classroom training.