Finding the true cause of organizational problems requires a great deal of effort, courage, acceptance, and willingness to change.
Often, problems aren’t traced back far enough, and the fundamental communication issues at their core are never diagnosed, much less addressed or resolved. Attempts to get organizational performance back on track, then, may not be successful if problem behavior goes uncorrected.
One challenge is that communication is such a fundamental part of everything we do – especially when we work on teams and in organizations. For communication skills to be examined, evaluated, and improved, they need to have their boundaries tested and their forms highlighted.
Communication Derailed – an experiential learning game and soft-skills training workshop – tests those boundaries and highlights the three most troublesome forms of communication in an organization:
- Communication Within Teams
- Communication Among Teams
- Communication During Organizational Stress
Rather than just talking about effective and problematic communication behaviors, Communication Derailed allows participants to experience them in action. By simulating team communication in a controlled environment, individuals don’t feel singled out, and can relate the experience back to their everyday work-life in a positive way.
The three modules of communication skills activities in Communication Derailed help participants see the need for the development of a shared lexicon for group communication, the importance of open sharing and active listening, the dangers of narrow focus at the expense of organizational goals, and the effects that stress can have on communication and team function.
A fun and eye-opening experience, Communication Derailed will help your organization and its teams communicate – and perform – better.