If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don’t particularly like.
— Soichiro Honda, founder of Honda
Inclusive teams outperform their peers by 80% in team-based assessments (Deloitte)
It’s very true to say that working with people who are different from ourselves can bring great challenges in terms of communication, productivity and performance. We are programmed to be with people “like us”, it’s the law of human attraction. It’s not always a joy to work with diverse people!
The benefits of working in a diverse and inclusive team are vast: increased productivity; a broader range of available skills; greater creativity; improved company reputation. All of which lead to improved profit.
Our Coaching Programmes
To support and challenge each other successfully, we work with teams to help them build confidence and psychological security. Teams are coached to embrace and explore difference and learn, among other things, how to leverage value from difference to drive innovation and creativity.
We also work with teams to develop and deepen their inclusive behaviours from listening to showing empathy to reinforce “all-in-the-team” feelings that affect overall health and well-being.
We identify the unique strengths of individuals and how to harness the collective of these strengths in a team setting. To drive performance beyond the “job description”, to help them understand the unique advantage of bringing them together. All members of the team learn how to feel value and belonging.
Individuals within the teams achieve their personal potential, are heard and listened to more effectively. The team delivers excellent performance. We provide team observation programmes where impact and opportunity to improve performance and productivity are observed and feedback to the team.
Our team coaching programmes help build trust and collaborative behaviours, drive innovation and creativity; raise awareness of motivators and intrinsic desires of team members; build empathy and mutual understanding of each other.