This Workshop will help you understand why emotional culture matters to building a more high performing and connected team in a more human and empathetic way.

One of the lesser known and least discussed parts of organisational culture is the emotional culture of an organisation. Research shows the way people feel at work (or the way they don’t feel) has a significant impact on the way they behave, motivation, commitment, creativity, satisfaction, decision making and collaboration.

In this highly interactive workshop, we will provide you with a way to bring your teams together to talk about the emotional culture of your organisation. We will learn how we explore both those emotions that your employees want to feel to be successful and those that they don't want to feel. From here, you, as a leader but also as a team, can decide what behaviours you want to support and cultivate and what you need to avoid and manage to create the culture you want.

So far we have run tens of emotional culture workshops, and the results have been stunning. We provide you with a facilitation framework, which can be used with leaders, teams and individuals to talk about emotions and culture in the workplace. It gives people the freedom to participate, be vulnerable and share what they feel and how they want to feel, allowing your people and leaders to take actions and genuinely start to shape the culture.

Unfortunately, most companies pay little attention to how their people are or should be feeling at work. Many organisations don't support the expression and discussion of emotions at work. Showing emotion at work can be seen as "unprofessional". But emotion drives human behaviour. So come and learn about why emotion matters to your teams and how you can have conversations about emotions and their impact on your teams in a new, fun and engaging way.

 
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Outline/Structure of the Workshop

We want to make this workshop as engaging as possible, with people being able to try the tools and frameworks we present. Therefore, the main part of the session will be focused on hands on exercises giving a chance to the participant to explore the emotional culture and understand how it can help them change the culture in their organisations and teams.

Agenda for the session:
00:00 - 00:05 Introduction - who we are and why we are here.

00:05 - 00:10 Warm up - a quick exercise to allow people to find focus in the session, get to know each other and get a taste of what it is like to talk about emotions.

00:10 - 00:20 Emotional Culture - what it is and why it matters - a quick overview of the concept of the emotional culture, why it is important and what research stands behind it.

00:20 - 1:10 Experience the Emotional Culture Deck as a way to facilitate conversation about the emotional culture - an exercise in which the audience can use the tools. We will run a cut-down version of a workshop where participants talk about the emotions they need to feel to be successful and the emotions they don’t want to feel. This will give the audience a chance to experience the workshop from a participant point of view - this will allow them to go to their organisations to use the tools on their own. From experience we know that this part makes people the most excited about this approach and they start understanding what emotional culture is and why it is important.

1:10 - 1:30 Q&A - time set aside to answer any questions from the audience.

Learning Outcome

- Understand the concept of the emotional culture and its role in organisations and teams
- Understand what motivates people and what drives their behaviours in the workplace
- Understand the difference between values and emotions within team culture and why you need to focus on more than just values
- Be able to facilitate a conversation about emotional culture with leaders, teams and individuals
- Be able to help team teams and leaders come up with tangible actions to start shaping the culture
- Develop skills to help your teams and people become more empathetic

Target Audience

Agile Coaches, Leaders, Scrum Masters, Change Managers, Organisational Psychologists

Prerequisites for Attendees

No prerequisite knowledge is required. If you lead people and teams and want to learn how to co-create emotional culture, this workshop is for you.

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