Team Building & Leadership

What Active Solutions can help you with?

What Active Solutions can help you with?

Greater team cohesion

If we take the sporting analogy of “team of champions” vs “a champion team”, the latter results in a more productive, creative and enjoyable work environment. Greater team cohesion are the fruits of an atmosphere of trust, which is the foundation of high performing teams. Together we will scratch the surface in understanding what  your team needs to put in place to attain and maintain this level of performance.

Improve relationship between management levels

Smooth relationships between hierarchical levels are important in functioning as a champion team. Sometimes these hierarchical levels can cut us off from our capacity to see the other as a fellow human being, which can create power games in the workplace. We help companies understand that individual problems generally result from systemic ones, and we offer them the opportunity to experience them during Team Buildings.

Fulfilling company's vision

For employees to carry the DNA of their company’s vision, they need to  play a role in the creative process. They will do their utmost to make sure that company goals are reached, as the vision is in-part their own making. Together we will co-construct the most suitable means to get your employees on board, so your company can fulfill its goals.

Develop and increase leadership

Like any champion team, the leader shows the way and is an example for his team. Their role is often a balancing act between delegation and decision making. One of the principle aims of Team Building is to promote the role of the leader, so he/she feels their place amongst their team. Together we make this happen by putting in place an atmosphere of security and confidence,  allowing the leader and team members the possibility to take risks and be creative.

 

Positive merger transitions

Smooth merger transition is what most companies dream of. When two entities come together to form one, the main focus is on the new identity of the company and getting employees on-board to embody this new skin. Generally the two main areas of focus in these circumstances are “purpose” and “empathy”. What purpose can employees find to adhere to this new skin? And how can decision-makers communicate with the actors, to show that they take into account potential difficulties?

Twin coaching

A healthy relationship between colleagues can make a noticeable difference in the workplace. Around 80 percent of problems stem from misunderstandings. Twin coaching allows 2 colleagues the space to express their difficulties,  while keeping in mind that the  company’s vision is first and foremost. You also have the possibility to understand and become aware to why there are challenges in your relationship, and what can be put in place to have a more harmonious and productive alliance.

 

Intercultural performance

When different cultures encounter each other, you may be faced with different obstacles and challenges. In our experience, the diversity of cultures in business is a plus and if used correctly it can even be rewarding. Actors are encouraged to express their cultural differences to create a more tolerant, dynamic and cooperative team.

Preventive measures

Team Building can be used as a preventative measure, spotting and treating potential problems before they arise. Teams naturally experience periods of growth and change; being aware of your team’s progression is paramount in maintaining performance and dynamism. In our ever changing business world, keeping a finger on the pulse of your team’s evolution is both advised and even healthy. A preventative approach sends the message to your employees that you care about their well-being and development.

 

Whether it be creating a company vision, integrating new team members, merger issues etc, employees will adhere to the company’s wishes with greater smoothness if they feel that they are included in the creation process.

 

Effective Leadership

EMPATHY

Empathy is the ability to identify with others in what they are feeling. It is the recognition and understanding of their sentiments and emotions. When team members feel that the leader understands what they are going through, they will tend to be more open to them (the leader) and their proposals. This is particularly true when management requests that changes be implemented within a team. An empathetic leader gains a better alliance with their team because they understand how to take into account everyone’s feelings and emotions.

LISTENING SKILLS

The presence and quality of listening are important in the leader’s relationship with their team members. It will permit everyone to feel important, and thus recognized in what they are in terms of their worth. A manager who listens and helps others solve their daily problems, allows team members to develop their responsibilities and power. The leader gives everyone the opportunity to find the resources within themselves to solve their problems. Everyone learns at their own pace to develop the autonomy they need to be more creative and productive, which allows them to be more motivated and engaged in their work…

COLLECTIVE INTELLIGENCE

It is important that there is “co-construction” between the manager and the members of his team, so that everyone contributes on a daily basis to the management and orientation of the company. The result is that each member feels that he or she carries a part of the DNA of the mission/project. This requires trust and a “letting go” on the part of the leader, so that their team can function optimally with its own resources and find solutions adapted to the circumstances. The role of the leader is to show leadership, embody the company’s vision, help their team achieve their objectives and develop their skills to become a “manager-coach”.