Our master workshop on the positive organization. What it is, how it out-performs, and what your people can do to cultivate it. Curated from hundreds of research and case studies. Your team will be introduced to a new paradigm for successful organizations and one that goes back to the egg by addressing what really matters to customers and employees as human beings. Take-aways include micro-actions designed to ignite a powder train of effects and spur the transformation of your organization.
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.
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.
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. This is a broader and more inclusive session about commitment. People’s psychological commitment to their employers 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.
Employee voice and empowerment are key to this process, because front-line employees are the people 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 the involvement of the client’s network. How our programs are unique:
Holistic. Clients are understood as whole persons that extend beyond their work identity, in accordance with expansive models of personality.
Science-Based. Our programs are 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 intuitive or learned understandings of people – even those of coaches and psychologists.
Balanced. We leverage our clients’ strengths while addressing weaknesses (a term that we’re not afraid to use) that are too critical to merely manage or ignore.
Self-Directed. Clients are active agents in their development, both 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/or performance.
Ethical. Our programs are conducted in accordance with the Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.
We offer keynote speaking on the things that matter most to people and organizations. Things that create meaning for teams and success for their employers. We touch on topics such as 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 room sessions for the Human Resources Professionals Association (HRPA).
More about our speaking events…
Science-Based. Our events are focused only on ideas and actions that are evidence-based in having impacts on people and organizations.
Bespoke. Our speaking events are customized. We can talk about the kinds of workplaces that enable your organization to realize your vision and strategy and to reinforce your values. We spark conversations about mindsets and behaviours that are known to help organizations address their specific challenges and opportunities.
Experiential. Our events can be interactive, with opportunities for active learning and breakout sessions for generating homegrown ideas and solutions.
Actionable. Takeaways include specific actions inspired by both research and related cases studies to improve employee and organizational performance.
Our pledge (and pet peeve) around speaking…
Too many speaking events are entertainment. At Heliosophy, we talk only about things that are supported by science, and talk about them in ways that make them useful. We promise no high-level platitudes, woo-woo, pseudoscientific claims, nor sensationalist plays on your team’s emotions. We view speaking events as opportunities to build relationships, foster motivation for change, and start conversations about the bigger things that work.
“…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.”
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 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).
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.