Increase employee engagement at work…
Based on Do More Great Work, the best-selling book by Michael Bungay Stanier, this program can help turn the tide. It’s specifically designed to give employees the self-management skills they need to increase their personal effectiveness. Each program session is customized for individual clients, but all have the same objective: to help your people support the organization’s goals while they find, start and self-manage their own Great Work.
As a participant, you will:
- Untangle the difference between Good Work and Great Work (and why you should care)
- Point to the sources of Great Work (and learn which is the only one you can control)
- Uncover the seeds of where you can seek out your own Great Work (there are at least two places to look)
- Discover why companies such as Google use projects as a key way of staying focused on Great Work and practice using the Great Work Project template
- Learn how to align your Great Work Project with organizational needs
- Engage the power of creativity and employee collaboration to build a rigorous action plan to kick start your Great Work Project
- Share strategies to balance your competing responsibilities
- Develop ways and means to help you stay ‘on track’ and stay focused more effectively on your Great Work
Employees, managers and leaders will leave with a Great Work Project Plan that not only increases their sense of purpose and engagement, but will also contribute directly to the organization’s strategic goals. It includes:
- A 30-day, 12 lesson e-course,
- and access to a comprehensive Booster Shot™ learning portal.
Participants learn ways to stop managing overwhelm and concentrate on the work that matters.
Give your employees, managers and leaders a Great Work
Project Plan to help them manage the overwhelm.
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The Great Work Kickstart Program is really going to encourage our people to work differently and better, and hopefully will be sustainable over the long-term with the combination of post-program follow-up from the organization and the energy that's behind it from our senior executives. I hope and expect that the concept of doing more great work will actually work its way into the everyday and the way we do business and work at Mattamy. We're going to be able to propel the business forward if our leaders have the energy and the time to work differently, to think differently, and to focus on the strategic as opposed to the everyday – that is, the great work vs. the good work. Michael provided us with the tools to help us get there ... [T]ime and resources very well spent.
You managed to get bunch of grown men from across the country standing up and letting their hair down and really getting into things. That takes knowing our audience...and the amount of laughter, the amount of activity and the amount of energy in the room– I was blown away by it. The feedback we got from everyone was that it made 60 minutes meaningful."
This hits just the right balance of stimulus, depth, practicality and entertainment! Already, many of the ideas are in the language across British Gas and we are starting to see some real results."
What made this Great Work session stand out from, honestly, any of the others we've had is two things. One is the message; and two is the way you presented it - your passion and your sense of humour kept everyone engaged and drove the message effectively. You always hope in a session like this you can instil energy in people so they will get more inspired and do more great work … but to actually see that transformation take place, that was really quite remarkable. I’ve got to tell you that was worth every penny. Everybody seemed to walk out of there a little bit lighter and a little bit taller and a little bit more enlightened. The other thing that really made the session stand out is that your follow up resources are phenomenal. There is so much great information on line and it all helps to keep the momentum going."
The keynote at the beginning of a conference always sets the platform for the day. And yours was thought-provoking, relevant and meaningful for people. People could really connect (and laugh along) with the real life situations you presented. I was actually surprised how interactive it was - considering the size of the group. You were out on the floor with the participants. You were engaging them and because it was interactive you personalized it even though there were over 300 people there.
The Great Work program “provoked my thinking to understand myself better and how I impact others. After more than a year, I’m still thinking about what I learned. I’m still talking to people about the tools and techniques and how we can use them to focus on the work that matters most."
While, I was expecting the keynote to be good, I wasn’t expecting it to be as good as it was! It really seemed like it was tailor made for our audience. You really seemed to get who we were and tailored the message so that we would get the most out of it. And I loved the whole interactive part of it, the level of energy you were able to create but still pull us back in. That was amazing. We kept hearing comments that we hit it out of the park. Your talk kick-started the summit with great energy and then your ideas worked their way through out the rest of the summit. There were people talking about Bad Work, Good Work and Great Work in the remainder of the conference. It shaped conversations and became the thread that tied everything together."
What was powerful about the workshop was that so many people from so many different parts of the organization and different kind of personality styles were touched by it. Your ability to connect and create something that was very relevant, practical and a common conversation is wonderful. I’ve worked in many different industries and I’ve consulted across all levels and in many different cultures. I know this content is relevant across the board and applicable everywhere.
The exercises at the heart of The Great Work Kickstart program were immensely helpful for helping people to get a sense of the scope of their projects, and of the skills of the people who can help them. They were also useful for mapping out objectives, and for helping us set both team and personal growth objectives. When people now think about their objectives, they can express them according to the Great Work template, and, I think, help them assess progress and keep tabs on themselves in terms of how much Good, Great and Bad work they're doing. This will require discipline work, and changing habits ... but the program provided helpful tools for focussing on and framing the work.