The obvious existing issue in the room that we’re all avoiding discussing or should I say the elephant in the room! Most of us tend to avoid discussing these problems out of fear. We’d rather avoid the embarrassment or backlash, so staying quiet seems like the more sensible solution. Or so we think so… It’s this act of fear that’s decreasing team performance, weakening the trust and relationships in the group, and creating no ‘real’ dialogue in meetings. How are we supposed to move forward and innovate as an organisation if we’re too fearful to speak up?
This seed invites you to embrace those elephants. It’ll elaborate on why we avoid these elephants so often. Where does this fear stem from? Is it at an individual, team, or organisational level? We dig deep with you to unravel the psychological phenomenon behind these elephants in the room. We also provide you with insights to deal with these elephants. How to deal with different group dynamics and people? There are various appropriate styles to approach different people. How to break away from groupthink and establish a solution that all team members agree with? Just as importantly, promoting psychological safety is another aspect that’s discussed so that people feel safe enough to share and contribute their ideas, ensuring these elephants never return.
All the seeds we offer are targeted bite-sized, robust skill development boosters. No longer than 90 minutes to 2 hours, we support our clients to receive the insights they’re looking for in a modular session, specifically focused on their own context and needs. They fit perfectly in a face-to-face or virtual session.
What you’ll gain:
· What are the “elephants” in the room?
· Why do they exist?
· How to deal with these elephants?
· What is groupthink?
· How to break away from groupthink?
· Manoeuvring different group dynamics
· Promoting psychological safety
· The paradox of complex situations vs. painful situations