Too often the loudest voices are the ones that are heard, while those with innovative thinking or important input on decisions are either not speaking up, or are silenced by the nature of the discussion.
The Constructive Challenge process is designed to enable people at every level to stay engaged and operate in the Arena, with a collective voice where innovative solutions and commitment are developed and optimized. Constructive Challenge develops the skills, confidence and courage to embrace the tension inherent in important dialogues and generate the kinds of results and collaboration needed for real success.
What you get.
You will engage in a variety of customized practices and exercises that explore your instincts and strengthen your skills for staying in the Arena of Constructive Challenge.
You will develop the skills and confidence necessary to speak up with honesty and respect, listen to understand not merely reply, and open conversations to determine needs and creative solutions – fully engaging physically, emotionally, and mentally. Constructive Challenge helps people develop the skills and approaches for honest conversations that lead to collaboration, not just compliance; optimal decisions instead of fast, easy ones; solid resolutions instead of issue avoidance; and innovation instead of accepting the status quo.
Free to Share
Most training companies protect their IP, charging clients per seat. In our mind, this creates silo-based behavior within organizations due to budgetary issues, and prevents the implementation of new and innovative thinking.
GPG IP can be openly shared across departments and the organization – in fact, we encourage it. We only charge when the business wishes us to apply the “how” training segment. This allows your entire organization to understand our methodology, support the thinking, create innovation within their units and develop new ideas for helping and renewing client contracts.
Tension occurs in any conversation during which people’s ideas, positions or beliefs are challenged. The Constructive Challenge Arena empowers employees, managers, leaders, and teams to become fully engaged in the problem-solving process.
They make a habit of speaking honestly and with respect, listening to understand not just respond, knowing that acknowledgement does not mean agreement, framing conversations around desired outcomes rather than focusing on problems or blame, and opening conversations that prioritize underlying needs by asking questions that get beneath the surface of the issue. The result is higher levels of collaboration, the ability to challenge oneself, each other and the status quo, and the unlocking of potential business-changing innovative ideas.
How we deliver.
All our programs are delivered in the same way, have the same support and offer the same value to an organization. The key is to change mindset, deliver bite-sized learning and practice getting it right, followed by ongoing reinforcement and support.
Our training changes mindsets, beliefs, and values to create sustainable innovation within your business from within. Your only decision is which team you wish to start with.
We provide our clients with a flexible approach in terms of workshop length and content, and offer delivery in ILT and VLT formats. All training is results-tracked and successes-captured to help you turn best practices into common practices.
What CC Delivers
Through a highly interactive, experiential learning process, participants will learn tools to:
- Fully engage themselves and others in discussions.
- Build a common framework and language for challenging themselves, each other and the status quo in ways that reflect the stated values of the organization.
- Be able to face issues directly with honesty and respect.
- Ask insightful, thought-provoking questions that get “below the surface” to a deeper understanding and uncover opportunities for innovation.
- Leverage the inevitable tension and pressure inherent in challenging situations to drive more creative outcomes and decisions instead of defaulting to comfort zones.
- Set aside defensiveness and personal agendas that can disrupt collaboration.
Clients we service
- American Express
- Thomson Reuters
- Cambridge Assessment
- Swiss RE