Skill Level: Open to all.
This course supports effective collaboration among introverts, extraverts, and ambiverts on NASA project teams. The differences between introverts and extraverts can cause myriad communication problems, personality conflicts, and meeting dysfunction. Everyone is along a spectrum of introversion and extroversion, with some ambiverts who are comfortable being fairly introverted or fairly extroverted depending on the situation. PET scans of our brains can often tell which end of the spectrum we are on. The key here is that once we can assess our own place on the continuum, we can learn how to play to the strengths that come with that as well as increase skill in adjusting to those of a different style when needed. One key factor for improving morale and communication on project teams is the ability to appreciate the values each side brings to the other. The combined strengths of people along the continuum creates a synergy, when well managed, that increases team performance and satisfaction.
This course is science-based, lively, inclusive, and transformative. You are going to wish your whole team could attend. You’ll learn how to include and engage introverts, extraverts and ambiverts. This workshop will enable you to create that high-performance state needed within your project teams. You will learn from research in the areas of neuroscience, team effectiveness, and unconscious bias. Building on these insights, you will gain even more self-awareness and learn tools for counterbalancing neuro-biases and methods for creating “psychological safety”*. This combination, along with practice, feedback, and support, will enable you to move to the next level of effectiveness in your interactions with those who differ from you in personality, background, gender, culture, etc. A high-performance workplace not only includes diversity but learns to leverage these differences for faster, more effective outcomes.
Every workplace today needs to leverage relationships and attitudes that get things done fast. This experiential program teaches the elements of collaboration between groups and engages participants in activities and conversations that strengthen collaboration within the group. Participants will learn how to use these methods to increase collaboration in all areas of work (and even in their personal lives).
Individuals who will benefit from this course include anyone who works on teams who needs to minimize personality conflicts and increase team productivity. This course also helps leaders learn to get the most from their teams and how to decrease counterproductive conflict.
All supplemental resources are NASA accessible only unless otherwise noted.