PROACTIVE THINKING
Why change is so hard and
how to push for new ideas

The problem

More than ever before, we are face with change: in our private lives, at work and globally. To accept change and to even actively push for it, often feels like a burden. At the same time, a reactive way of working withdraws the very energies we need for a fulfilling life. And finally, there is a striking contradiction between the management’s constant calls for new solutions and a resistance to a creative mindset in companies.

 

Goals

This workshops aims to foster proactive thinking and to strengthen our abilites and our confidence – to come up with new ideas and push them through. For this, we will fathom at the underlying causes that prevent us from handling change and uncertainty. We will learn how to sustainably deal with inertia and tunnel vision – at work and in our personal lives.

 

1 | How new ideas come to be

First, we examine how new ideas come to be – to understand better how to implement proactive thinking. For this, we will outline the five elements of the innovative process (and focus on two of them), as well als distinguish two forms of change. Our findings will be illustrated with examples of successful enterprises and people.

2 | The enemies of change

Second, will will explore three areas of resistance towards proactive thinking: the communication with colleagues, interaction with the management and, finally, ourselves. We will learn how to face uncertainty, understand the roles of decision makers and experts better, learn about the status quo bias, the connection between confidence and action, and how to manage expectations. With this in mind, we will also see why calls for change so often fail and why we react to a changing enviroment with even more lethargy.

 

3 | Practically proactive

The last part reveals methods that help to actively push for change. It will be shown how to balance the need for certainty and change at work; how teams should interact to foster new ideas; and which hacks and methods support our personal shift towards prefering change and novelty.

 

Method and details

The workshop will provide unusual perspectives and will adapt its exercises, methods and interactions to the individual group. The contents are based on cutting-edge research and thorough work experience from administration, teaching, project management and the start-up scene. The workshop take 3 x 90 minutes (or more, depending on your needs) and includes preliminary meetings to determine the potentials of your team.

 

RECOMMENDED FOR: Employees on all levels
DURATION: 5-7 hours
PARTICIPANTS: up to 12
LANGUAGE: English or German
PRICE: 1.950€ | 1.600€ for startups

How can we work together?

JANETT – 0176 83228871

BERLIN ALLEY
Agency for Smart Work

 

Wöhlertstraße 8
10115 Berlin
+49 177 4621202
smart@berlin-alley.com
JANETT – 0176 83228871

BERLIN ALLEY
Agency for Smart Work

 

Wöhlertstraße 8
10115 Berlin
+49 177 4621202
smart@berlin-alley.com