Welcome to the Connective Workplace Your solution for building a culture of safe communication between leadership and the team bringing lasting improvements in employee retention, acquisition, engagement, innovation, and performance.
For more than two decades “employee engagement” has been a metric and a buzz phrase in the management/leadership world. According to some estimates more than 30 MILLION Americans have become aware of, and more focused on, their strengths over the past 20 plus years. Yet the most recent data shows that the ratio of “engaged to actively disengaged” American workers is at its lowest point since 2013.
So why isn’t the needle moving the right direction? Well, inherently helping people understand their strengths better is only a FUNCTION of engagement. It’s something we can “engage to do”. But just like all other motivational and inspirational things we might do as leaders to engage our team – eventually the subject upon which we’re engaging fades and we are back to baseline. Or even below it.
The problem: Functions of engagement are impostors – they smack of true engagement – where leadership truly wants to engage with the team, but when it’s all said and done we’re not engaging just to engage. We’re engaging to implement or to train or to develop or to teach. All good functions which drive positive outcomes, they just don’t communicate CONNECTION for the sake of connection. They communicate engagement for an industrial outcome – rather than a relational outcome. The only engagement that is perpetual is engagement for the sake of relationship – CONNECTIVE CONVERSATION. It’s conversations – for the sake of conversations. No sleight of management hand. Just authentic safe two-way communication. Ironically, when we engage to CONNECT, we learn and what we learn leads to positive organizational outcomes. Funny how that works!
Truly engaging employees is just that simple – have conversations. But sadly then we hit the next wall: Communication safety. Most leaders think they have communication safety in their teams, yet their teams disagree. So the game is simple but two-fold. It’s engaging them by building FOR them a visible culture of safe communication. The engagement is the result of open communication, it’s organic, it’s SAFE, it’s inclusive and it’s transformational. Shockingly, when we engage our team, they are engaged and when we create a CULTURE of safe communication, the elusive concept of perpetual “engagement” is the result.
We believe that EVERY member of an organization has unique insights, perceptions, and value. If an organization is to reach it’s highest potential, it must not ignore, or even simply accept, this individual voice, it must PURSUE THE VOICE!
How We Help
What if a few simple yet profound steps could improve hiring and retention in your Team despite the labor market challenges all around you – ALL WHILE IMPROVING PERFORMANCE AND MORALE?
Building your Connective Blueprint is how you get what you REALLY want – A team of – connected and healthy people working toward common goals on the daily. It is the culture that you and your team co-create – that empowers your team to produce maximum results where EVERYONE feels VALUED.
As leaders, of course we might WANT our team to perform “just because it’s their job” or because we provide them with great benefits or even because we “REALLY NEED THEM TO”, but guess what? Maximizing performance in today’s multi-generational workforce requires more; More connection. More authenticity. More communication.
Safety in communication is the framework for success and the Connective Workplace is your toolkit for building it!
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How our clients describe their experience
There is the right way and the other way. The other way is not always wrong, but the right way has less headaches. David is great at doing things the right way. Sometimes when managing we have a hard time finding a way to solve problems when we are in the middle of them. At those times it’s great to have him as a 3rd party – who has had plenty of experiences – guiding us and allowing us to see different possible paths to finding resolutions.
Excellent. The interviewer was very easy to talk to.
After being in business for 40 years, Vision Consulting Group has benefitted our business in a dynamic way. Their Team implemented a program with our leadership team. This has helped place people in their ideal place of passion- (not to mention saving money by knowing how to hire the right people!) – so that employees can be personally fulfilled, and we can all enjoy growing and prospering together. Vision Consulting walked us through the process — hands on, teaching us and then giving us the tools to continue on our own. Now that’s true leadership! I highly recommend Vision Consulting Group for the growth of your business.
I felt comfortable, I was able to express myself and the interviewer just listened to my concerns, pros and cons. My experience was GREAT!! overall 10/10 🙂
David has been instrumental to our company in so many ways! Having him as a part of our HR process, has taken a huge load off of us especially with the knowledge, and expertise that he brings in the areas that we truly lack. He is so good with people, provides unbiased & logical advice & mentorship, and really has been the missing glue that we’ve been searching for all this time. Thanks for always holding us all in place 😉 Lastly, as hard as it is to share you, it would be selfish to not let others know what a great addition and resource you are to our lives and organization.
Interviewers made our team feel very comfortable and safe in sharing. Questions were easy to understand and feel easy to answer, which made all of our staff feel willing to participate. But through open ended questions, these simple questions do lead to in depth responses. The data report was easy to understand and not overly complicated.
I thought it was: Practical- getting everyone engaged. Versatile- able to express ourselves truthfully and honest.
David is honestly a joy to be able to work with. He creates a comfortable and honest environment, which is crucial in this type of work. Could not have had a better experience and my coworkers agree!
I appreciated the opportunity to be heard. I found it very easy to share my thoughts.
Using Vision Consulting’s services has been a game changer in my company. They have helped reignite the passion inside of me that had gotten buried underneath tedious work that I did not enjoy, while at the same time focusing me on what I love. When I started working with Vision Consulting, I could not believe how dedicated they were to my company. It was almost like gaining a partner that I so desperately needed. I appreciate all they do, and I will continue to work with them as long as possible.
When I first spoke with Vision Consulting Group, I really didn’t understand how they could help me. However, when all was said and done, the project went very well, they were easy to work with, and I have since referred their services to a number of fellow business owners.