Anything that is healthy will grow, however there are times when the environment is not conductive for growth. In these circumstances we help create an environment that is conducive for healthy development – the Greenhouse. The Greenhouse Principle is based on the latest research in evolutionary psychology and neurology. We have developed the Greenhouse Principle using 3 key elements.
These three key elements are:
· Emotional engagement:normal rhetoric impacts only 20% of employees (normally those with seniority). The company’s story has to paint a picture that includes the impact on society, the customer, organisation, team and “me”.
· Nurturing a positive attitude: there is a need for staff to engage in their work differently and for the organization to be different as well. We use the Happiness Advantage to get people to think about not seeing success as a destination, but the actual journey.
· Positive deviance:we identify individuals or groups, who have access to the same resources as their colleagues but are producing better results. By examining their behaviours and attitudes, which help them avoid problems, we can eradicate the problems that plague the rest of the community.
How does the Greenhouse Principle Work?
The Greenhouse Principle means creating a fresh environment in the midst of familiar territory. There are a number of strategies involved, including coaching, workshops and focus groups. It involves a series of 2-3 hour workshops which help staff to understand the underpinning principles through practical, energising exercises
What’s not growing and needs a Greenhouse
Identifying the change required and developing critical success factors
Erecting the Infrastructure of the Glasshouse
This involves working with Change Leaders to develop the Compelling Big Story. A story that will emotional engage the majority of staff
Insulating the Greenhouse
Providing space for staff to tell their story. Staff are often very disempowered because they’ve never be given the opportunity to tell their story. At this stage it means you’re not telling, you’re listening. The story telling is liberating and empowering. It also helps you to understand where the points of disconnection are and provides an opportunity to address them.
Re-educating the gardener
Supporting staff to understand that they can change and produce better results.
Planting and Nurturing
Positive Deviance . staff who are now engaged are now engaged in seeking new ways of doing things and getting better results.
Growth in a safe and nurturing environment, which equates to better results for your customers