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Build Your High Performing Workplace

Build Your High Performing Workplace

In-House or E-Learning Seminar

Does your organization need to transform its workplace culture?

This seminar is for you!

What if you could learn a step-by-step process to build a high performing workplace culture and save months of project implementation, increase employee engagement, and significantly boost your organization’s productivity?

Interested? Read on

Joanna Barclay, author of Conscious Culture, and Corporate Leadership Consultant shares 30 years of business transformation and organizational development experience in America, Europe and Asia. Including her blueprint for cultural transformation, a wealth of practitioner knowledge, case studies and best practices.

“Everything in our strategy our competitors could copy tomorrow. But they can’t copy the culture, and they know it.”

– Herb Kelleher, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of Southwest Airlines (1971 – 2007) who led southwest to the top of the domestic U.S. airline industry.

Cultural Capital is the next frontier of competitive advantage. Research shows that the highest performing organizations in the world invest in their organizational culture. Companies that are consciously creating a strong corporate culture in a consistent and systematic manner over a period of 15 years outperformed companies by 16.49%. These companies gave 26% of their time and attention to culture, more than any other category. According to a study by Economics Intelligence Unit in 2013, 72% of strategic leaders recognize culture as a priority and maintain the same as a part of their top 4 strategic initiatives.

The Challenge

Results from a recent study in Singapore with 200 companies revealed 9 out of 10 strategic initiatives failed because leaders didn’t focus on changing people’s behavior and how they worked together. According to Gallup Research, in North America the current level of employee engagement is between 26-30%, and in Southeast Asia employee engagement is between 6-12%. With a one million dollar HR budget, that’s $700,000 spent on disengagement, a lot of investment with no payback.

Workplace culture is all about how people work together. Unless you understand how people work together, identify what is causing energy drain and loss of productivity, and explore the desired work environment, how can you expect different results? If Einstein was at your workplace, he might say “Leading, managing and behaving in the same old ways while expecting your employees to embrace new work habits and higher levels of collaboration is cultural insanity.”

“Joanna Barclay, has written an intelligent book on the culture of progressive management. She touches on important issues and proposes practical solutions. As a former senior manager in the Canadian public service and Canadian Ambassador to Japan and China I can recommend this book to managers in North America, Asia and elsewhere who wish to engage and motivate their employees in today’s competitive and rapidly evolving global markets. Rob Wright, former Deputy Minister for Trade & Canadian Ambassador to Japan and China.

Learn the secrets gained over three decades.

You too, can benefit from three decades of experience and expertise. Key leadership wisdom is distilled into the e-learning seminar, based on the book ‘Conscious Culture’. It will teach you the secrets that have enabled leaders to produce high performing, value-driven organizations. This seminar is for leaders who want faster, better, and more successful ways to transform their workplace culture. In this program you will learn the ABCs of High Performance, a blueprint for cultural change. Find out HOW to engage the intellect and emotions, the head and the heart, to help build a high performance workplace.

Here’s what my clients have to say

Joanna was an integral in transforming my client engagement network from a loose committee to a strong leadership team. This was achieved through the use of the Barrett Cultural Transformation Tools. But the best tool of all was Joanna herself.

Daniel Leclair, Director General, Public Works and Government Services Canada

Thank you for your tremendous support, time and effort you devoted at helping me with this transformational initiative. Your level of energy and engagement are truly inspirational!

Richard Thivierge, Deputy CIO, Transport Canada

Testimonial by Financial Women’s Association – Aries Yeo

Business Outcomes

Transform employee engagement

Gallup research has identified employee engagement and retention is at an all-time low of 26–30% in North America and between 6-12% in Southeast Asia. To reduce the high cost of low employee engagement and turnover, leaders can benefit greatly by understanding the power of aligning personal values with organizational culture to build an engaging and productive workplace environment that are harmonious, mission focused, and value-driven.

Leadership Development

Leadership development, alignment of values and behaviors, increasing self-awareness and self-mastery, enabling leaders to be more people-centered, authentic and emphatic, are necessary capabilities to increase employee engagement and productivity.

Increase profitability

Value-driven organizations are 16.49% more profitable over a 15 year period compared with the S&P 500, by delivering superior financial results and other forms of wealth and well-being for all their stakeholders.

Map performance

Cultural transformation tools map the link between performance and culture providing the ability to measure the percentage of entropy – the cost of limiting values which cause frustration, lost productivity, and lost opportunity.

Program Outline – In-House and E-Learning Seminar

  • Each participant will complete their own Individual Values Assessment which will be analyzed and applied in the workshop and 1 hour post-workshop coaching session (value $595 USD)
  • Leaders will learn how to map and measure culture to support collective action for transformation
  • Discussion on core business challenges impacting employee engagement, retention, creativity, innovation and customer satisfaction
  • Review of current business reality and the need for new levels of thinking and consciousness to solve today’s challenges
  • Evolution of the current business paradigm of the 21st century cultural capital
  • Influence of values and behaviors on high performance, engagement and retention
  • Case study on creating cultural capital and high performing leadership teams
  • Overview of cultural transformation tools and the link between performance and culture
  • The cost of cultural entropy and limiting values on lost productivity and opportunity
  • Leadership development and personal alignment to ‘walk the talk’ and motivate continuous learning to develop a culture of participation
  • How to prepare for integrated transformation and whole system change to develop implementation action plans to fill the gaps and build a high performing, value-driven culture

“Asia Group was delighted to have Joanna Barclay from The Culture Leadership Group, present to the business leaders in our CEO network. The feedback from the leaders was very encouraging and positive. With her wealth of experience in this area, organizations who engage in her services will surely benefit from it.”

-Annie Yap

Group Managing Director, AYP Asia Group, Singapore

Learning Roadmap

The program is conducted in two days for the In-House seminar or, at two and half days for the E-Learning seminar. Participants are involved in lecture, web discussion and group work. E-learning offers you the flexibility to attend from your home or office, with no need for long distance travel or extensive time away. The in-house program provides more time for group discussion.

Day One

ABCs of High Performance – Awareness through measurement, Belongingness through engagement, Commitment through alignment

Bridging the Cultural Divide – Values, beliefs and behaviors in action

Core Challenges – Necessity for new levels of consciousness and interdependency

Profit and Potential of Culture Capital – The new business paradigm and competitive advantage of the 21st century

Day Two

Tools for Transformation – How to map, measure and manage organizational culture

Conscious Leadership and the Facilitative Leadership Way – Building inclusive and collaborative teams

Steps 1 – 5 in Building a High Performance Workplace – Preparation phase of the whole system change process

Steps 6 – 9 in Building a High Performance Workplace – Implementation phase of the whole system change

Discover Your Team’s Inner Genius