Our reason for being – to help organisations grow value from learning and/or development initiatives.
While organisations invest in people for many & varied reasons, our philosophy is very simple; make sure that every dollar invested is maximising value in return.
How do we do it?
By helping organisations make a fundamental shift in the way they approach learning and/or development, by creating an environment where high levels of learning transfer is integrated into the way they operate.
Are you ready to change-up your approach? Are you ready to grow the value from investing in your people? If so, we'd love to talk to you.
Managers play an integral role in determining whether learning is applied on-the-job, but research shows that without the right support, very little happens.
Too often, Managers are left to their own devices, without any clear connection between their team member’s learning and how that should impact performance on-the-job.
Wrapping targeted 1-Up Manager support and learning transfer tools around a learning experience will help your organisation increase the level of learning transferred back on-the-job, increasing value grown by the initiative. We call this LexWRAP.
Targeted support that translates the learning experience into easy-to-action tools is the key.
Removing the thinking and planning effort from the Manager, makes it easier for them to engage in quick, focused coaching interactions with their team member. Coaching that drives the transfer of the new skills, knowledge or behaviours back into their day-to-day work.
Interested to learn how we bring this to life? Contact us, and we’ll happily share our experience.
Big words, but the idea is simple, you want to grow the capability of your people in a way that drives the organisation to achieve its strategic goals. It’s not always that simple, there are ‘business as usual’ (BAU) distractions that get in the way. Change the conversation from BAU to growth and value.
Grow capability by:
Building direct strategy connectors. To grow value, create a capability framework that connects people development directly to your organisation’s strategic initiatives.
Embedding capability growth. Shift people development from ‘events’ to an integrated day-to-day behaviour that drives meaningful changes in people and enhanced capability.
Targeting people development. Focus all people development in one of two ways, for improved performance in the role, or investing in the potential of the individual.
Starting small. Choose one project or business unit, transform the value it delivers and its contribution to strategy by growing capability.
Developing, or growing capability in others is an important skill for any leader of people; but the development of that skill hasn’t always formed a part of leaders’ pathway to date.
Challenge – growing that skillset and the related behaviours, with a focus on simplicity was a challenge presented to us by a client in 2014.
The result – 3-Chats is a simple and practical approach, embedded within tools that make it easy for people leaders to have fast, rich development conversations with a focus on value.
We see the biggest changes in people’s performance on-the-job when there is not only something in it for them, but also for the team and the wider organisation they’re a part of. This agreed and aligned value underpins 3-Chats.
We offer an integrated approach to implementing 3-Chats; a complete toolset for immediate use on-the-job, along with a ‘turn-key’ learning experience.
Interested to take a closer look at 3-Chats? Contact us, and we’ll happily share our experience.
We’re proud to be working with a wide variety of leading New Zealand organisations across the public, private and consulting sectors.
They, along with the nature of our engagements include:
Chorus: 3-Chats to support richer development conversations
IAG: A customised version of 3-Chats to support their Grad Programme
Inland Revenue: appointed as Strategic Learning Partner, numerous projects focused on ensuring learning initiatives are ‘sticky’ and help move towards IR’s future culture.
Kiwibank: coaching and support for the Capability team, creation of 1-Up Manager engagement tools to support a new leadership programme.
MBIE: training and coaching of a newly formed Capability team
Provoke Solutions: design, creation and deployment of 1-Up Manager engagement tools to support a team leaders programme.
Xero: design, creation and deployment of 1-Up Manager coaching resources to support the Managing @ Xero programme.
Hartwick Associates: design and creation of 1-Up Manager engagement and coaching tools to support the Manager as Coach programme; rolled out to numerous organisations.
NZ Facilitators: design and creation of 1-Up Manager engagement and coaching tools to support the Step Up for People Leaders programme; rolled out to numerous organisations.
Updraft: partnering to bring 1-Up Manager engagement approaches into the Updraft Three2One and Sprint2Eight offerings.
You’re a Learning and Development (L&D) Manager with a strategy in place to support and drive the organisation. The next step is ensuring that your team is fully equipped to make your strategy a success.
Build L&D capability by:
Designing great training. We’ll use proven adult learning principles to create an instructional design framework that works for your organisation, then train your team on how to apply it.
Embedding blended learning. Capability increases when learning is embedded by supporting and applying it on-the-job. Use our Amplify matrix or just the elements you’re missing to realise the potential of your people.
Building your own eLearning team. Don’t know where to start, maybe struggling to find the right talent, there are simple things to look for, we can show you what they are.
Training the trainers. Grow your trainers to grow the capability of those they’re working with. We’ll help move your trainers into the blended and embedded learning space, using methods and tools that drive a return on your investment.
Training, learning, development, it’s all happening inside your organisation, but are you getting the maximum possible value from it? Our approach delivers value back into the organisation from each and every development initiative.
Grow value by:
Connecting to strategy. Understand how the training contributes to achievement of strategy before designing it. Knowing the value it needs to add will shape what and how it’s delivered.
Focusing on application. Your organisation is undoubtedly investing in training, but what about the application, how does it connect back to where the organisation is going?
Delivering a return on investment (ROI). When the value being added is understood at the start, measuring the ROI becomes part of the solution.
Re-framing expectations. Managers need support to change their teams’ expectations; we have tools and methods to help them. Training is no longer about fixing or rewarding someone.
Increasing the speed to competence. Understand the performance requirement, not just the training need. Reduce the time it takes to get anyone performing in their role. We’ll help you with a plan that delivers faster results.
Growing value requires a talented and diverse team.
We've assembled a team with the diversity, talent and experience needed to help change the approach to learning in your organisation.
Everyone in the Growability team is an expert in their respective fields, including, organisational development, change initiatives, learning strategy, manager development, learning technology, eLearning design and build, and measuring the impact of training.
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