Summer Socials can be Productive Events in Disguise
Ahh, summer! Just the thought of it conjures up images of slow days basking in the sun; a day at the cottage; refreshing dips in the water.
Coming out of the summer months businesses typically aim to have full pipelines and fully productive days – right away. And, disappointment sets in year after year because it doesn’t happen – right away. That’s because lazy summer days, when there’s a typical lull in business, become clean up times at the office. But what if it could be different?
Summer Can Be One Of The Most Productive Times For Business.
A well-designed summer social can set the stage for future success. A collaborative activity with an intentional message increases engagement, causing teams to change attitudes and behaviours. That’s because participants are relaxed, allowing the message to connect and resonate with the positive emotions generated through these collaborative activities.
Socials that are intentional in their purpose – both fun and results focused – are ideal to set the stage for busy times ahead. Consider a summer social to:
Re-focus staff on objectives: With a clear sense of the coming objectives, staff can begin to formulate strategies, tactics and plans to achieve results.
Breakdown barriers to success: If there are underlying issues in your teams, now is the time to take care of it. Address conflicts and communication gaps; Improve sales capability; Develop leaders and prepare them for the work ahead; Coach supervisors, managers and team leaders so that they know how to motivate and inspire staff.
Inspire future thinking: Set the stage for success by encouraging staff to think beyond September. With organizational strategy in mind teams can brainstorm and share new ideas for achieving the vision.
Use the summer lull as a time to implement building blocks for future success. To help you build momentum and focus on results.
Learn2 offers a number of tailored programs, including these four at Summer Sizzler pricing:
1. Team building: Race for Spaces
2. Leadership Development: Coach Performance
3. Business development: Sell Naturally
4. Communication Skills: Communicate Naturally
NATURAL COMMUNICATION STYLE.
Each person has a natural communication style.
Understanding yours can and will impact how effective you are when dealing with friends, co-workers and clients.