You reduced expenses, paused projects and deferred everything possible. It’s as if there was a big red “stop” button and you hit it hard. You had to. It was the only way to survive. You know things can’t stay like this much longer, but you feel caught betwixt and between. On one hand, you feel a strong urge to just get things back to normal—to the way they were—but something in your gut is screaming to you, “hey… maybe there is a better way.”
When faced with an unexpected change you have a choice. Fight to regain what was or harness the energy of change to build what can be—one step at a time.
Thrive in Uncertainty will shift the organization’s mindset from surviving to thriving by creating greater acceptance of change as the new normal. The experience will elevate leadership’s ability to manage immediate challenges while supporting the long-goals of the organization. This highly interactive, immersive, and scalable digitally delivered program was designed from the ground up to meet the new challenges of large group facilitation within social distancing requirements.
Our team brings practical solutions, deep expertise and a range of perspectives to deliver the kind of tangible results that help organizations learn how to embrace change as an opportunity. Organizations will emerge from the process prepared to evolve, strengthen, and thrive during the uncertainties of today and long into the future.
You and your teams will be better prepared to lead in a way that acknowledges the uncertainty and instills confidence and clarity around priorities.
Your teams will have greater clarity and feel more engaged and connected to your purpose and direction. This translates to increased productivity propelled by a shared sense of pride and commitment.
Your operational approach will be retooled and hardened to withstand disruption. The waves of change will serve as an opportunity to enable greater innovation and stronger performance.
Thrive in Uncertainty ignites teams to perform at their highest level by equipping leaders to tap into the drivers of human behavior. This process supports the virtuous cycle of organization and team development through the alignment of compassionate leadership, emotional steadiness, strategic clarity and focused teams—choreographed to support individual engagement. Failure to give adequate attention to each of these forces will result in dysfunctional teams that perform poorly. This truth is heightened during times of disruptive change and uncertainty.
In times of change, compassionate leaders deliver a competitive advantage. Research shows that organizations with compassionate leaders have better collaboration, lower turnover, and employees who are more trusting, more connected to each other, and more committed to the organization1.
Emotionally steady workers have a greater sense of wellbeing and fewer physical symptoms of stress, such as aggressive behavior, headaches and overindulging in food and alcohol2. A more resilient workforce will be better able to navigate the rough waters of a volatile and uncertain external environment.
Strategic clarity instills confidence and optimism in your workforce and external stakeholders. This enables you to provide a steady, realistic direction that moves the organization forward, even when the path ahead is choppy.
This new reality, where change is the constant not the exception, requires distributed decision making. This must be anchored by a deep connection to the mission and values of the organization and a clear understanding of its strategic priorities. We use proven techniques that have resulted in realized gains between 38–100% for deadlines, 25–80% for productivity, 83% for client satisfaction and 74% for team morale3.
The organization dialogue was one of my most favorite days in my tenure with the organization. A day of positivity. A day of hope. A day we realized our hopes and dreams were possible. As a new CEO, I couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
CEO, Community Health Northwest Florida
As a University, the stories we tell and live are critical to the health and vitality of our organization. The idgroup team possesses a proven process to help ensure that the stories we share align with the strategic direction and vision of our organization.
Martha Saunders, Ph.D.
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