Business Consultation & Teambuilding
Whether you're a business owner or team leader, we can help you navigate the inherent difficulties that exist whenever multiple people come together to approach a shared task or goal. In particular, we are well-suited to bring awareness to a variety of factors that influence team effectiveness and career satisfaction, as well as the multitude of dynamics that affect groups. Cohesion is one of the most important elements of any group or team, and we can help your team to grow and mature in a way that fosters greater cohesion and better outcomes for the team as a whole.
There are a variety of career theories, but in general, theorists recognize that the most ideal situation for both team members and the employer arises when the career personality of team members fits that of the environment. If a person-environment fit does not exist, there tends to be a lack of effectiveness, as well as a lack of job satisfaction. We can help you to put tools in place that will help you to identify the needs of your team, and help you to develop strategies that will build and maintain an environment that meets the needs of team members, and vice versa.
We can help you to develop a more aware, reflective, and coordinated team by leading workshops that will help individual team members to better understand themselves and others. There are a variety of factors that influence our personality or character structure, which include things like specific psychological defenses; or tendencies towards certain psychological functions, such as thinking, feeling, sensing, and intuition. Whereas the standard assessments employed in team-building workshops focus on just one set of influencing factors, we focus on a broader variety, which gives team members a more nuanced understanding of themselves and others. Having this understanding paves the way for individual maturity and better relationships, as it makes us aware of our strengths and weaknesses. However, it doesn't stop there. Our strengths are (in part) a result of those features that our egos have accepted and cultivated, whereas our weaknesses tend to exist because they are (in part) identified with what Jungians refer to as our shadow side, which is the unconscious part of the personality. Carl Jung once said, "Everything that irritates us about others can teach us something about ourselves." What he meant by this is that everything in our own personalities that is unconscious or undeveloped tends to be projected onto others, and when we project these shadow elements, we tend to see them as dirty, annoying, or irritating. Thus, interpersonal challenges often result when we project our own unrealized aspects onto others. Yet, if we can become aware of our shadows and develop a relationship with this side of ourselves, our personalities are broadened, our capacities increased, and the tendency for projection is alleviated - thereby alleviating interpersonal issues that once existed.
In sum, we'd love the opportunity to help you build a happier, healthier, and more effective team. Please reach out via our contact page to learn more.