THE QUESTIONABLE MATTER WHICH TOOK PLACE
The world is constantly changing, and these changes are happening at breakneck speed. Changes – they’ve become the new norm, and stability – the new luxury. In the future, companies around the world will have to work in conditions of uncertainty and remoteness. Therefore, businesses that are able to anticipate and respond quickly to threats and opportunities will be more resilient and successful.
The main competence of leaders is the ability to respond quickly to changes and train their team members develop adaptability and the habit of learning (learnability). Thinking processes become the center of any decision (mindset), understanding emotions and their impact on daily work and interaction.
We realized the role of emotions, feedback, and mental health in the Сompany’s success and focused on understanding human nature, their capabilities, potential, natural limitations, and triggers for people. Now, when planning a strategy, we focus on the people who will implement it. Today, a manager with black eyes and someone who is in touch day and night can not be effective. There are biological limitations.
In addition, due to remote work and covid realities, approaches to management and communication with the team are changing:
Trust is the main currency of the future, and the task of a manager is to become an architect of the trust network in his team – to create, develop and preserve it
Working in conditions of uncertainties and a person’s reaction to uncertainty is always fear, so we set a goal for managers to learn to understand the nature of fear and decisions made, how to work with their own fears and help the team overcome their fears
That is why one of the stages of organizational changes in 1+1 media was the development of a corporate competences model – the desired behavior that we expect from our employees. We have been conducting research in Company for almost a year to identify exactly the competencies that are needed for 1+1 media team.
To develop these competencies, we wanted to create a training program that would be useful regardless of the position, because the participants are very different. We took a chance and decided not to go the standard way, through neuromanagement. In this program, we didn’t just want to teach, our employees already have a large amount of knowledge. With this program, we wanted to give an understanding of ourselves and what is happening around us. This is how the training project Plus League was developed.
By implementing Plus League, we create a unified context of understanding that the responsibility for continuous development and learning is a personal responsibility of a person.
We have focused on determining that, what, from a completely natural point of view, means being human. What opportunities do we have, what makes us us, how do we make decisions, what role do emotions play in how interaction is built, how does a manager better understand himself and his reactions, on the mental health and burnout of teams, how does a manager know and accept other people’s otherness (diversity) and where to look for this trust in order to move towards the goal together, even in remote mode.
THE SOLUTION FOR THE QUESTIONABLE MATTER
In August 2019, after implementing the 1+1 media competences model, we started working out a manager development program.
Based on this competences model, on strategic business objectives, taking into account changes in the global context, we started developing the project Plus League.
The program is based on the latest developments of neuroscience.
Target audience: managers (heads) of the Company (at all levels)
2020 — group of TOP managers — 17 people.
2020 — first wave of training programs, 80 people, 4 study groups
2021 — second wave of training program, 100 people, 4 study groups
The training is conducted by the best experts of the Ukrainian market
The program starts with an introductory lecture “Learning to Learn”
3 training modules — 8 topics
Duration of the program — 8 months
training in a schedule that is comfortable for managers 1 time in 2-3 weeks for 6 hours (classroom / zoom)
The program consists of three major areas that cover eight academic topics:
“Self-management” — the foundation of everything is to understand yourself and manage your emotions
“Team management” — about successful interaction with the team, about trust and staff development
“Business management” — about applied business things specifically for 1 + 1 media
To consolidate new knowledge, after each lesson, participants complete practical and interesting homework assignments and fill out feedback questionnaires.
Video lectures and online courses at the E-University on the following topics have been prepared so that participants can return and repeat the information received on the main topics of study:
“The art of feedback”
“The art of delegation”
At the end of the program, participants prepare final presentations in which they share their insights after the program:
My strengths as a leader
What I plan to develop
How I plan to develop it
What will I leave as it is
What I plan to change
RESULTS OF THE DECISION MADE