Eliminate ‘elephant philosophy’ from your workplace.
|The Elephant in the room could be things like:
We often see these elephants! Those uncomfortable, awkward and emotionally charged circumstances that everyone is aware of but no one is addressing.
You can try to dance around it, pretend it’s not there, but it’s just a matter of time before someone brings it up. You need to be prepared to answer for those elephants–instead of stumbling through a lame response that makes you sound like a total patsy along with depleting your credibility.
|Participants will learn:
– Loud talking
– Annoying habits
– Germ infestation in your work area
– Food smells that infiltrate the work area
– Inappropriate phone/ email etiquette
Ignoring the Elephant will not help your situation. Left to their own devices elephants start prancing around, they get irritated and become irrepressible. The right way to handle elephants is to talk about it openly.
Cortel trainers are gifted at dealing with the “elephants in the room” syndrome. When working with teams and groups we bring “the elephants” into the open in a constructive and respectful way.
Until elephants are addressed, a team cannot achieve its highest level of success. We look for elephants, recognize them, break down the barriers, constructively work through the issues, and teach them how to continue to deal constructively with potential elephants.