Communication seems like the easiest thing in the world because it comes naturally. It is literally impossible not to communicate (body language). Still, there are many situations that hold challenges to bring your message across and keep others engaged.
During processes of change
We strive for an engaged team that is well informed and happy. This is a very challenging task for managers during times of change. Change often provokes resistance and insecurity, which calls for a different interaction within your team. It is very understandable that this is a struggle for most managers. Complex processes of change require a lot of energy, often more than one has to offer. Moreover, managers are often ill prepared to coach their department or team during these times. Not infrequently, it is forgotten that managers are human beings with insecurities too and therefore in need of guidance and thorough preparation themselves.
It is not uncommon for talents to leave after these processes. Secondly, productivity often (temporarily) decreases due to lost morale. We offer coaching during those processes and ensure that as a leader, you are more properly equipped to handle all these challenges along the way. Making sure that you can do what you do best and at the same time making sure talent stays where it is most needed.
It happens to all of us: you suddenly find yourself in a conflict in which you are emotionally involved. It is that very same emotion that hinders you in sustaining an open dialogue with the other parties; it is a true challenge. Anger, loss, inabilities, lack of influence, fear and insecurity are all emotions blocking you from finding a solution. A seemingly fairly simple outlook can become an almost insoluble situation. We help by offering clarity via mediation. We can attract the right mediator or mediate ourselves.
Finding a neutral party during conflicts is key, they will help you to translate accusations into wishes and needs. We offer tips to reopen negotiations, for instance by looking at your patterns of behaviour when in conflict. Naturally, this is all done on a confidential basis without prejudice.
We are more than happy to assist you in any way possible.