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Where:

We conducted this workshop at your workplace and can tailor content to suit your team

When:

Dates are flexible

POSITIVELY RESPONSIBLE

THE POSITIVE IMPACT OF ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY

Even the best workplaces encounter disruptors that cause stress and frustration. If these are not managed in a positive way, a good culture can fall victim to friction, low staff morale, and a culture of blame. This culture becomes a business risk in itself.
Research carried out by Nathanael J. Fast and, Larissa Z. Tiedens indicates that organisations where blame is the norm, group members are likely to be less creative and perform poorly.

When presented with a problem, we look for an immediate solution, oftentimes this results in playing the blame game – blaming someone or something else as the cause of the problem. We do this as a mode of self-protection, however we fail to recognise the greater risks to personal and professional relationships. 

The alternative to blame is to take responsibility and ownership of your actions, reactions, thoughts, and behaviours. It’s about stepping out of your comfort zone and to an extent exposing yourself. Accepting the problem exists and resisting the temptation to blame paves the path to accepting responsibility. By owning a problem and taking action, we can help others. Accepting responsibility can have significant positive impacts on personal and professional relationships and can lead to a culture of collaboration, productivity and growth.

“Fixating on blame delays taking corrective action and inhibits learning. Focusing on responsibility offers a sense of peace.
— John Coleman

LEARNING OUTCOMES

The Positively Responsible presentation will bring to light:

  • The reasons for blame in the workplace

  • How to shift blaming thought processes

  • The art of accepting responsibility

  • The positive impact of accepting responsibility

DURATION

1-Day