Personal fulfilment is at the core of a thriving workforce and the secret to successful workforce development in the 21st Century. Many organizations grapple with high stress levels and fast pace environments as they operate in an era where change is constant. This results in a culture where your employees feel they are in survival mode most of the time. When people work from fear-based beliefs which result into chronic stress levels at the workplace, their performance is significantly degraded. Creating safe environments is critical for building performing and productive teams across your workforce. When your employees feel valued and appreciated; they will feel safe and secure to tap into their full potential.
At Thrive with EQ, we help organizations achieve long-term results by tackling the root causes of poor performance and low productivity. We work with the PERMA model which is Professor Seligman’s theoretical model of well-being (PERMA). Professor Seligman is known as the founder of Positive Psychology, and is a leading authority in the fields of resilience, stress management and well-being. The PERMA model helps us better understand the scientific meaning of well-being.
We work with the VIA Institute on Character to survey your workforce’s character strengths. People who use their signature character strengths every day are six times more likely to be positively engaged at work and feel personally fulfilled. We focus on translating these findings into practical, sustainable, creative and innovative solutions to help organizations build thriving teams across their workforces
In addition to offering group-focused workshops, we also offer in-house organizational coaching services for individual members of your workforce
Obtaining high performance levels from employees and increasing the innovation potential remains a constant challenge for organizations. These challenges are even more complex as digital transformation continues to disrupt workforce development for the 21st Century; a workforce that is generationally diverse with employees from different backgrounds, with different biases and different workplace attitudes and behaviors.
At Thrive with EQ, we help your workforce navigate challenges such as performing under pressure; developing collaborative communication skills; delivering projects on time, within scope and cost; producing high-quality deliverables; successful stakeholder engagement & negotiation strategies; and enhanced professional relations in the workplace.
We do this by designing and facilitating real-life workplace crisis simulations specific to the client’s need analysis. This makes our Five P’s formula so unique as it is adaptable and implementable across any sector. Our main focus is to develop and maximize the workforce’s emotional intelligence so that organizations can thrive instead of survive in an age of digital disruption and transformation.
People with greater self-awareness will increase their performance levels and spend less time and effort in completing their tasks. There is an abundance of research showing the direct correlation between personal well-being and performance at work. The VIA Character Institute also found that people who use their character strengths on a daily basis, are 6x more likely to be engaged in work. Imagine the potential in increasing organizational productivity and value when trying to retain or gain competitive advantage in the digital age?
At Thrive with EQ, we help organizations deliver more by maximizing their human potential while embracing the opportunities of digital disruption. We believe that by leveraging individual character strengths and emotional intelligence across the workforce through customized programs focused on personal growth and well-being, organizations will be able to obtain improved performance and increased productivity levels from their employees.
Staying relevant in the digital age is a challenge many organizations grapple with. Delivering high-quality innovative services and products in an age of relentless competition and fast-pace technology developments is costing organizations millions annually. Not to mention the skyrocketing costs as a result of long-term absenteeism and recruitment/onboarding programs with increasingly shorter turnover periods. What sets organization apart in the digital age is those who put the human first across their organizational strategy. Machines will perhaps automate processes, but your employees will ultimately deliver value to your customers.
At Thrive with EQ, we focus on helping organizations obtain a competitive advantage by leveraging their workforce’s full potential through our Five P’s formula. A thriving workforce leads to increased customer loyalty and retention levels, better organizational reputation and a stronger brand. Equally, attracting, recruiting, and retaining talent will generate increased sustainable profits. Ultimately, our Five P’s formula will help organizations implement a long-term and sustainable workforce development strategy which will lead to greater economies of scale, an expanded customer base, and maximized profits.
Whether you are a commercial business or a not-for-profit organization, profit without purpose is unsustainable in the long-term. According to a recent research report for the Harvard Business Review, leaders across 28 companies found that when managers put purpose at the core of their business strategy, both the company and its employees benefited significantly. These companies were able to use purpose to “generate sustained profitable growth”, stay relevant in a rapidly changing world, and strengthen ties with their stakeholders.
At Thrive with EQ, we help organizations translate their mission and vision across organizational layers with purpose. From secretary to senior executive, Nadja has worked at all organizational levels in the workforce for almost two decades. She can relate to every employee across your organization. Her human approach to workforce development makes her uniquely qualified to translate strategic objectives to different target groups and help them relate their own work to the bigger purpose of their organization.
- LOCATING & ATTRACTING TALENT
- ASSESS, PREDICT & PERFORM
- BUILDING THRIVING TEAMS
- BUILDING THRIVING MANAGERS
Decades of research and findings illustrate that organizations who hire people from different backgrounds, sectors, cultures tap into the full organizational potential and increase their financial performance. Implementing diversity in its broadest sense remains a challenge for many organizations.
Locating and attracting the right talent that fits your organizational culture requires re-thinking your workforce development strategy for the 21st Century and is at the heart of implementing our Five P’s formula.
For example, these are some key questions an organization should consider:
- What are our core values and how do we develop these?
- How do we attract diverse talent who are aligned with our organizational values?
- How do we communicate our organizational mission, vision and objectives to members of different generations?
- How do we offer a thriving and safe work environment for diverse professionals from different backgrounds and across generations?
At Thrive with EQ, we help organizations attract the right talent by developing a comprehensive workforce development strategy and communications plan. Nadja is a certified digital marketeer with nearly two decades of experience in working with all generations from different backgrounds and sectors. She is uniquely qualified to advise senior management on how to find and attract the right talent for your organization in the digital age.
The secret to successful implementation of our Five P’s formula is rooted in a comprehensive and a long-term recruitment strategy. Assessing the likely performance and productivity levels of your future workforce will set your organization up for success from the start.
We offer the EQ-i 2.0 survey assessment tool, which helps organizations predict the contextual performance levels for a specific job or project requirements. Based on the results of the individual reports, we advise the hiring managers on each candidate’s emotional intelligence strengths and blind spots.
Below is a snapshot of all the available types of reports provided by Thrive with EQ:
We use the results of the EQ-i 2.0 report to advice and help our clients with recruitment processes, talent management by identifying potential training and professional development needs, and re-integration of employees in the workforce.
The EQ-i 2.0 leadership report is a self-report that examines EQ-i 2.0 results through four key dimensions of leadership: Authenticity, Coaching, Insight, and Innovation. As an option, the results can be compared against those of top leaders, creating a coaching benchmark for exceptional EQ leadership performance.
The EQ-360 feedback report assesses emotional intelligence from a multi-rater, self/others’ perspective. EQ 360 feedback forms are completed by the participant’s coworkers, supervisors, direct reports, or significant others. Results from the self-report form and feedback forms are scored together to result in a more complete (or 360-degree) assessment of an individual’s emotional intelligence.
Building thriving teams does not happen overnight and requires a holistic approach to workforce development, starting with ensuring the well-being of your employees. When people feel safe and secure within themselves because they work in a place that values their individual excellence as part of the organizational creativity, why would they want to leave your organization to go work somewhere else?
Higher employee retention in organizations is a direct result of the successful implementation of our Five P’s formula. By investing in our formula, companies can ensure greater employee retention which will result in significant reduced costs related to hiring, on-boarding programs and re-training skillsets. In addition, greater employee retention will result in minimal disruption of your service and product delivery and thus result in happy customers and shareholders!
At Thrive with EQ, we help organizations implement viable workforce strategies focused on robust employee retention. We offer customized programs focused on stress-management, burnout prevention by building professional resilience, fostering well-being and employee re-integration into the workforce.
Cultivating emotional intelligence in managers across all organization levels is a pre-requisite for successfully implementing our Five P’s formula. An emotionally intelligent manager is at the heart of a thriving organizational culture rooted in trust, transparency, and purpose. In this industrialized world, most employees desire consumer-like experiences. Stable jobs that pay well and give recognition are no longer sufficient. People want meaning and purpose, a sense of calling, and jobs that are crafted to their unique personalities. They want flexibility and tasks that stimulate, and perhaps most of all, they want to feel safe when expressing their “authentic selves”. All employers know that they must cater to these significant expectations to be serious competitors in the war for talent.
On the other hand, an organization must also deliver on its organizational objectives and meet the demands of its shareholders, stakeholders and customers.
At Thrive with EQ, we help senior and middle management leverage, navigate and maximize their emotional intelligence. We help managers increase their self-awareness and leverage their social intelligence when leading and managing a diverse workforce. Nadja’s extensive experience working with managers at all levels, including CEOs and military leaders, makes us uniquely qualified to develop and deliver innovative strategies tailored to your organization.