Frequently asked questions for The Mindset Difference Team Programme
What characteristics do teams that participate in your programmes share?
We work with senior teams such as boards, executive teams, functional and project management teams. What they share in common is an underlying desire to succeed that’s being held back. Despite efforts to bring about change, challenges persist and the outcomes they want are not being achieved. Acknowledging these, and why previous attempts to resolve them haven’t worked as they hoped, is often the first step in restoring the team’s potential.
What sort of challenges do teams want to resolve?
This varies from team to team. The context they’re working in though typically involves mounting deadline pressures, a large threat, or a significant plateau or risk to performance. The behavioural challenges that arise in contexts like these can include poor communication, self-interest prevailing over mutual interest, lack of inter and intra team collaboration, high stress levels and the like. This is what the team want to make breakthroughs on so that they become more resourceful and resilient.
How is the programme structured?
It has four parts. Orientation – we and team members explore what would be of most help to each of them, and the team as a whole, in their context. Understand and Realise – both done at a workshop and relates to the way mindsets are impacting the team at the moment and how these change. Breakthroughs – in the workshop and afterwards with ongoing support for team members and the team as a whole as they make their breakthroughs happen. Our brochure gives you more detail on each of these parts.
How do you measure success?
In three ways. The team’s assessment of the impact their breakthrough have and the RoI it generates. The changes they notice and report in themselves about their overall wellbeing and its link to performance. The extent to which team members feel equipped to address different challenges in new ways. (We have a questionnaire that quantifies these last two.)
What’s behind your approach?
We use a principles-based understanding of how human experience works. The understanding is rooted in philosophy and psychology and correlates strongly with many of the findings currently emerging from neuroscience. We base our approach on this because of its simplicity: it helps people understand what can seem like complex ideas easily.
If you need reassurance please be aware that our goal is to help you realise how whatever experience you’re having works. Knowing this makes it easier for you to make changes of your own when needed. We never get into the territory of prescribing what experiences you should have.