Customizable Workshops Help Employees Develop and Utilize Their Potential at Work
Alfred Ricci works hard to enrich people’s professional lives and help them become more engaged with their careers. More often than not, this requires training and support. To meet this important goal, he offers customized workshops aimed at building employee engagement - which has shown significant ROI.
Just recently, he and his colleague Teyhou Smyth hosted a “New Year, New You” workshop for Sony Pictures Entertainment (“SPE”). The presentation focused on facilitating personal development and emotional intelligence, particularly among SPE employees who are also members of the LGBTQ+ community.
New Year, New You Workshop Presented to OUT@SPE
American society is evolving, and corporate culture is right there along with it. Companies are realizing that employees contribute more at work when they feel valued. Often, this requires development of emotional intelligence among coworkers.
This is particularly true when people are members of groups who have been historically stigmatized and oppressed. As a result, progressive companies are building outreach and support programs. Much of Sony Pictures Entertainment’s success is due to the fact that they focus on the people who make the company great. As a business leader, SPE works to build trust and value-based relationships among its teams.
Out@SPE provides resources and support for LGBTQ community and their communities. The “New Year, New You” presentation offered tips and tools for employees working to integrate their personal and professional identities.
Feeling happy and accepted for who you are is a critical part of personal development. This spills over into professional development, since it all revolves around establishing purpose and value.
When employees feel they do not have a purpose, the quality, creativity, and innovation of their work suffers. The Out@SPE workshop encouraged individuals to find purpose at work by sharing their uniqueness. This translates to both higher productivity and overall wellbeing.
Engaged Employees Offer Increased Productivity and Innovation
An engaged employee is someone who works with passion. These individuals feel a profound connection to their companies, and they want to see them succeed. They are more productive and less likely to be absent or negligent on the job.
How we perceive ourselves directly influences how we express ourselves.
This directly influences how well we communicate and work with others. Unfortunately, how we feel about ourselves is often heavily influenced by others. For members of the LGBTQ+ community, seeking external acceptance and approval from others can raise limiting personal issues.
We tend to take negative past experiences and internalize them through negative self-talk. The notion that wellbeing comes only with external acceptance is a dangerous and erroneous belief built upon the negative experiences commonly shared by many individuals.
Only by developing mindfulness and emotional intelligence can we break through these barriers to meet our true potential.
Customizable Workshops Build Employee Engagement
Craving approval from others and other unhealthy thought patterns lead to internal turmoil. This, in turn, affects how we express ourselves and interact with others. As a result, it is critical to resolve internal conflicts before they negatively impact our personal and professional lives.
This is why we offer workshops like “New Year, New You” and others aimed at breaking through personal barriers that limit people’s work productivity.
We offer several services aimed at supporting employee engagement and leadership. We provide tools that help workers manage stress and avoid burnout. Mindfulness and interpersonal skills are critical to the success of any collaborative project, and we offer customized workshops designed to meet your company’s strategic needs.
The workshop Alfred and Teyhou put together for Out@SPE was very well received. “So proud of this seminar OUT@SPE put together last Friday,” tweeted Alex Venegas, IT Change Manager at SPE. “Thanks Teyhou Smyth, MFT, MA and Alfred Ricci for a job well done!”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alfred Ricci’s dynamic presentations inform and inspire. Motivation is merely the beginning – meaning your audience learns concepts and receives step-by-step guidance on how to implement his insights after the event. His energetic platform style and his remarkable content will have you wondering how fast you can get back to your office to begin innovating!
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