COLLABORATE.

Our collaboration program teaches the self-awareness and communication skills that masterful collaborators use to work seamlessly across groups of diverse people, personalities, and organizational silos.

Similar to our other programs the focus is understanding how we can better at collaborating by keeping the brain in mind.

MINDtalk’s Modular Program

We have created a modular training program that is both seamless and adaptable. The modules can be rearranged into different combinations to form a half-day, full-day or two-day workshop to meet specific organisational needs. 

The COLLABORATION modules can be combined with modules from our RESILIENCE and AGILITY programs to create even more combinations of training programs.

Each module has also be designed as a stand-alone KEYNOTE talk that inspire, educate and entertain. Our KEYNOTES range from 30 minutes to 60 minutes in length.

Get in contact with us and we will be pleased to tailor a program to meet your team's or organisational's specific needs.

THE COLLABORATE MODULES.

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CREATING PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY

Anytime people work together there is a tendency for natural dysfunctions to creep into the relationship. An investment in time and effort is required  to overcome these inherent challenges to relationships and to create strong bonds.

Participants gain a fresh understanding of how their brain works and targeted strategies to build strong bonds of trust. Participants learn about the social brain and the key-communication skills needed to build and maintain cohesive relationships so people feel psychological safety (i.e. feeling secure, connected and valued).

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KEEPING EMPATHY IN MIND

Each of us has a dedicated empathy circuit in our brains. The more we are able to empathise with others and their situation, the more we are able to relate to people. When we focus on the ‘we’ it becomes very hard to think along the lines of ‘us vs them’.

When activating our empathy circuit our natural ability to communicate flourishes. We gravitate toward having a discussion rather than a dialogue. We are able to listen and relate to people on both an intellectual and emotional level. Our conversations find the intricate balance between listening and conversing.

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INSPIRATION & MOTIVATION

Disengagement isn't a motivational problem, it's a biological one. Humans aren't built for routine and repetition. We're designed to crave exploration, experimentation, and learning. In fact, there is a dedicated circuit in the brain, called ‘urge & surge’ network, that rewards us for taking part in these activities. But the way organisations are run prevents many of us from following our innate impulses. As a result, we shut down. 

More than ever before, employee curiosity, creativity and engagement are needed to move forward and to deal with change. With small nudges, you can personally help people reach their fullest potential.

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GIVING & RECEIVING FEEDBACK

Listening and acting on feedback is the best and most effective way to become more competent, capable and effective. Without strong, clear feedback to use as a reference point, people are incapable of functioning fully and productively. Yet as important as it is, most of us lack the skill to consistently deliver good, constructive feedback. By learning the basics of good feedback participants will discover how to use brain-based feedback to encourage initiative, responsibility, trust and ownership.  

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INNOVATING

Bending, breaking and blending – the three Bs – are a way of capturing the brain operations that underlie innovative thinking. Alone or in combination, these mental operations allow humans to get from the IBM Simon to an iPhone, or from native artifacts to the birth of modern art. By applying this cognitive software to everything around us, we generate an ongoing tidal wave of novel ideas.