We spend most of our lives at work! (Statistics Canada or the American Bureau of Labour Statistics.) And there is a problem.
The research over the past five years from the best sources is clear and consistent. There are persistent problems in engagement, motivation, trust, innovation, climate, culture, workplace conflict and psychological health and safety.
We also know from the data that the workplace has a significant impact on mental health and wellness, what, why and how it is influenced. If we continue to learn and work together, significant positive change is possible.
Our passion is helping leaders acquire new knowledge, skills and behaviours that make a difference in their lives and those they lead. We believe and the research supports it, that workplaces are at their best when they are employee-centred, optimistic, engaging, inclusive, stimulating and ultimately fulfilling.
We offer new business and workplace thinking based on science, working beyond some of our collective hardwiring. Awareness and understanding of that hardwiring can help improve your adaptability, an essential capability in workplaces across all industries.
We study the ongoing research in continuous workplace innovation applied to the uniqueness of your industry. Our business and services are built around the 13 factors of workplace psychological well-being in the workplace, factors proven to significantly impact workplace success. You want growth, progress, improved collaboration and leadership. We know how to get you there.
What does the research and science say? Consistently the latest research on high-performing organizations, shows that a leader's highest and best use of time, effort and action is in building and linking business strategy to an optimistic, inclusive, "high-development" work culture.
"Culture beats strategy."
"Culture limits and determines strategy."
"Culture eats strategy for breakfast."
"Even teams that are high-functioning but work in silos will defeat new business goals AND your best leader efforts."
~attributed to Edgar Schein, Peter Drucker, and other leaders (Kim MacDonald:)) at different times and places.
“These quotes should be painted on the inner offices of every innovative and entrepreneurial leader, regardless of sector. The fact is, we have all seen it, we have all felt it. We know when culture and strategy are working together and when they aren't."
~Owner and strategic leader, Kim MacDonald.
Kim's passion is helping people and organizations build unique and relevant skill capabilities and plans to capitalize on opportunity and deal effectively with change. Learn More.