Unless thought has been given to what individuals or teams are there to achieve as an outcome (not the same as what they are there to ‘do’ ) a lot of time and energy can be wasted either doing things that are duplicating what someone else is (or should be) doing, or things take much longer than they need to. As a result what is delivered can often be unnecessarily complicated / over-engineered or just plain wrong as a means to deliver the intended outcome/purpose of the team or individual.
Many of the activities associated with today’s world (especially the business world) can be challenging for introverts. It is therefore extremely important for introverts to build an armoury of strategies that help them to cope, and ideally to thrive, in this kind of environment.
Positive psychology an neuroscience are showing that success is a function of happiness rather than the other way round. This requires us to re-think how we develop ourselves and our people. We need to work on our thinking and happiness as the route to success.
Sometimes we get so close and involved in an issue that we become myopic and unable to see things clearly. Taking a step back and thinking from another’s perspective can be a powerful way of getting out of the ‘issue’ and to begin to identify potential ways forward.
Measurable impacts can come from adopting a measured approach to development – establishing clear measures of success and then providing the space and support for participants to develop their skills.