Checking in, not checking up
WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?
Any manager/leader of teams.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
What the “Check-In” is and what it is not
Maintaining empathy and trust
Starting with the end in mind – ending a check-in in the reward state
Feeling at ease – the art of feeling relaxed in a “Check-In”
Using SCARF in the moment
In our normal workplace, we often rely on maintaining a professional persona, being cautious in terms of what we can say to whom, avoiding disagreement and admissions of mistakes, and often avoiding risks and difference. There can sometimes be a lack of openness and trust, and that can lead us to feel worried, or confused. In recent times online communication has, in many cases, added to the frustration. There is less face-to-face interaction and more recourse to direct, blunt forms of messaging. Many of the long-established traditions of behaviour – subtle codes of manners and reference – can be swept away as our state fluctuates between threat and reward. Therefore, we need more “conversational intelligence” among both managers and colleagues – better conversation kills that equip us to be both resilient and adaptable, and to appreciate the benefits of our different circumstances and experiences. This masterclass focuses on how we can all have more human conversations that simply allow us to connect as humans.