Your team will also discover:
- The fundamental needs of employees and customers, as a starting point.
- The concepts of flourishing and generative dynamics for people and organizations.
- Positive work factors that unlock potential, create maximum engagement, and achieve breakthrough performance.
- The characteristics of positive people, and how to hire and develop them.
- The basics of positive change management to promote readiness and commitment.
- The evidence base and business case for positive organizations.
- How positive organizations help humanity and fulfill corporate social responsibility objectives.
- Both macro- and micro- actions for cultivating positive organizations.
A crash course on leadership. What it is, what it isn’t, and why it matters. Designed to cut through anecdotes and industry models of leadership, this workshop arms your team with only evidence-based takes on leadership that drive organizational performance. This includes emerging, integrative models informed by data science. Throughout the workshop, a focus is maintained on key behaviours, how they’re demonstrated, and how they can become habits through development. Research is blended with inspirational case studies. This workshop is intended as a starting point for leadership strategy as well as a knowledge activity to drop into your next leadership development program.
Your team will also discover:
- How leadership is important at all levels of the organization.
- Crucial distinctions among leadership, management, and power.
- How leadership is changing in agile and autonomous workplaces.
- How effective leaders use different styles in different situations.
- The challenges of behavioural change in leadership development.
In the end, it’s all about performance. However, employee performance is complex, with well over 50 things known to impact it. How do you begin to hire, develop, and support people to be high performers? This workshop introduces your team to our comprehensive model of performance management. They’ll also learn 10 of the most evidence-based things that drive performance and 10 actions that they can take to achieve the greatest gains in performance and productivity. Your team’s responses on Heliosophy’s Performance Culture Survey™ may be used to drive the session. This workshop is the perfect complement to Creating a High-Commitment Workforce, our workshop on the other cornerstone of organizational behaviour.
You team will also discover:
- The personal attributes to hire and develop in people for high performance.
- Time-tested models for diagnosing performance problems.
- The psychological factors that motivate people to perform well.
- The best evidence on goal setting and performance feedback.
- Classic problems and rigorous solutions around performance measurement.
- How to improve and restore faith in performance appraisals.
If you’re looking for an employee engagement workshop, this is it. Then again, it isn’t. It’s a broader and more inclusive session about commitment. People’s psychological commitment to their employer is the sum of their employee experience, and one of the last links in a causal chain driving their motivation, effort, performance, and retention. This makes commitment a crucial relay point between employee ‘anything’ and organizational performance, and perhaps the single greatest rallying point for managing human resources. This workshop is the perfect complement to The Science & Practice of Performance Management, our workshop on the other cornerstone of organizational behaviour.
Your team will discover:
- The different types of commitment and the things that drive them.
- How to spot many kinds of employee withdrawal, and how they kill agility and innovation.
- Macro- and micro-actions that promote deep, long-term commitment.
- The secondary roles of science-based employee engagement and satisfaction in employee commitment.
A series of half-day workshops, co-run by Heliosophy and your employees and powered by the results of the Positive Work Inventory®. Together, we interpret your results and create a data-driven future to be implemented by your people, pending approval. The workshops can be delivered within departments, or across departments for a cross-pollination of ideas based on principles of appreciative inquiry and positive deviance.
Employee voice and empowerment are key to this process, as front-line employees are closest to the deep workings of your organization. Change ownership is also crucial for commitment and readiness. Throughout the workshops, Heliosophy’s experts in industrial-organizational psychology guide the process towards the most evidence-based actions.
The Positive Work Inventory® is a quick, yet comprehensive and science-based employee survey of the most critical drivers of employee and organizational performance. Employee engagement, satisfaction, commitment, effort, health, and stay intentions are measured along with over 40 drivers.
We offer several coaching programs to managers and executives, varying in purpose, length, and involvement of the client’s network. How we’re unique:
Holistic. Clients are understood as whole persons that extend beyond their work identity, in accordance with expansive models of personality.
Science-Based. Our coaching is centered on real psychological variables, sound measurement, and research on successful behaviour change. Our coaches have formal behavioural science training.
Assessment-Based. Testing is a critical input to coaching. We use only psychometrically validated tools. Sixty years of research show that testing outperforms subjective perceptions for understanding people – even those of coaches and psychologists.
Balanced. We leverage our clients’ strengths while addressing weaknesses (a term we’re not afraid to use) that are too critical to merely manage or ignore.
Self-Directed. Clients are active agents in their development, on- and off-the-job. The act of doing, with all of its mistakes and frustration, are critical for lifelong learning.
Realistic. Expectations for development are realistic and honest. Research shows that people typically overestimate the speed, amount, and ease of successful self-change.
Results-Driven. When feasible, client changes will be measured using external, before and after measures of behaviour and performance.
Ethical. Our programs are conducted in accordance with the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
We offer speaking events on things that matter most to people and organizations. Things that create meaning for teams and success for their employers. We touch on topics like leadership, teamwork, organizational culture, employee engagement, meaningful work, and positive organizations.
Our speaking events have been called thought-provoking, contrarian, humorous, and myth-busting. Paul Fairlie, Founder/CEO, is a regular speaker in large sessions for the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).
More about our speaking events…
Science-Based. Our events focus only on ideas and actions that are evidence-based in having impacts on people and organizations.
Bespoke. Our events are customized. We talk about the kinds of workplaces that enable your organization to realize your vision and strategy. We spark conversations about mindsets and behaviours that are known to address your specific challenges and opportunities.
Experiential. Our events are interactive, with active learning and breakout sessions for generating homegrown ideas and solutions.
Actionable. Takeaways include specific actions inspired by both research and cases studies to improve employee and organizational performance.
“…the best presentation I have seen in a long time and I go to a lot of them!”
“…I attended your session at…HRPA 2018…and enjoyed it very much.”
“…an excellent presentation @ the recent HRPA event…Such a relevant topic…Your knowledge, insights & generous spirit are appreciated!”
“I enjoyed your talk at HRPA!”
“I very much enjoyed your talk at the conference.”
“I had the privilege of attending a 2018 HRPA conference session…by Dr. Paul Fairlie…I was very impressed by his approach to organizational success, presenting analytics and data to support concepts that some would say are anecdotal and immeasurable. A great presentation, with messaging all HR professionals would benefit from hearing and applying.”
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Foray™ Big Data Solution
Foray™ is a preliminary exploration of your organization’s big data. A structured, packaged prowl of your data’s variety, volume, velocity, veracity, and most importantly, value. Your data may derive from employees or customers, and from different departments and functions. The data could be human- or system-generated, and strewn across devices, apps, and platforms. Ultimately, your data could be integrated and analyzed to inform new strategies, products and services, and new ways of identifying and leveraging talent.
With Foray™, we cut through the complexity, appraise your big data feasibility, and convey what needs to happen in order for you to leverage your data with advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI).
There’s more. Big data can’t be fully leveraged without an understanding of human behaviour. Some people see only data. We see people’s thoughts, feelings, and actions. That’s why Foray™ involves behavioural scientists, in addition to experts in data science, database management, and high-performance computing to analyze and interpret your data with an eye to organizational and consumer psychology. The success of big data projects also depends not only on what and how, but also who (i.e., stakeholder management), which is why we artfully navigate culture, power, and politics.