Building a positive, people-first culture can help you tell (and create) a different story: that the best is yet to come for our profession and your firm.
Many firms are feeling the pressure caused by fewer people entering the profession, increasing competition for talent, a less connected remote workforce, and the culture-stressors from the current merger-mania. As a lack of connection deteriorates team culture and engagement, remaining positive and avoiding the doom-and-gloom forecasts for our profession can be challenging.
The Power of Positive Teams is a four-part webinar series for your firm leadership team focused on helping you build a stronger, more united, and connected team culture fueled by a shared vision and purpose. Heath will use proven principles, shared strategies, and best practices to help you build great teams.
Each hour-long session will start at 12noon Mountain (2pm Eastern) and focus on a separate firm aspect. For $1,400 ($1,190 for UAN), your firm gets access to both the live webinar and the recorded sessions for one year.
Studies suggest human thought processes naturally focus on negatives, but negativity is detrimental to team cohesion and trust. While an individual is unlikely to create success alone, one negative individual can surely single-handedly sabotage it. Luckily, positivity can be a choice. So how can you help your firm consistently choose to create positive teams, who see potential in adversity and believe the best is yet to come – allowing them to create the positive outcomes they envision?
When individuals don’t see purpose in their work, engagement goes down, stress and burnout increase, and retention suffers. A positive, purpose-driven culture forms the foundation for setting expectations, driving behaviors and guiding future success. Most firms have core values and a mission statement, but these statements mean nothing if daily actions don’t align. So how do you help your team see beyond the words and actually live the vision, so they can feel purpose and value in what they do?
Too often teams avoid conflict. Disagreeing can be uncomfortable, so people decide that dealing with a less-than-ideal situation is preferable to addressing conflict head-on. But, handling conflict openly, honestly and professionally not only ensures everyone feels heard, but helps your team continuously improve. So, how can you change the mindset that conflict is bad and should be avoided? Every team has issues. How you handle them makes or breaks the culture.
When experiencing success, firms often ignore team culture issues and mission drift. These problems can unexpectedly surface and grow, during firm challenges. Creating a strong, positive team culture isn’t easy, but positive teams use positive discontent and strive to get better, no matter the situation. Thriving during a challenge takes planning, a coordinated approach, accountability, and a shared belief you have the team’s best interests at heart. Let’s discuss how to communicate, connect, commit, and care to empower your teams.
We’re confident that the Power of Positive Teams will be of immeasurable value to you. Like everything we do at Upstream Academy, this program is unconditionally guaranteed to your full satisfaction. If you’re not completely satisfied, we will, at your option, either waive your fee or accept that portion of the fee that reflects your level of satisfaction.