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Do you have people knocking on your door wanting to work in your business because of its great culture?
Is your team motivated by a set of values which drive positive behaviours amongst every employee?
Are your employees highly engaged and go the extra mile?
Leading teams of people you sometimes feel like you need to be an expert in human behaviour and psychology. Having a team is great when they are all motivated and driven to do their best work, but leaders have to create the right culture for this to happen consistently.
Your culture is how people behave and what they do when no-one is watching but if you haven’t set parameters for what the expected behaviours you want to see then don’t be surprised if you end up disappointed. Having a strong set of values that set out the guiding behaviours you want to achieve in your business is the first step towards driving your culture, but it must be lived – not just words on a wall or on your website.
This is one of the most rewarding pieces of work that we do with clients, particularly those organisations who have never articulated their values before. We work with your senior leadership team in the first instance asking questions like :
– What are the best things about working here?
– What are your competitors most envious of?
– If your organisation was a person, how would you describe them?
Probing into these questions helps us to tease out what your organisation’s personality is and what makes you unique. Once we have this in a raw format the key is then to chat to other employees and get their input – asking them what they think. Does it resonate with them, or is it a million miles apart from how it feels to work there day in and out?
We don’t usually find there’s a huge gap in thinking, but it is a great way of engaging people into the process because ultimately it is everyone living and breathing these values which will embed them, so they become ‘how you do things around here’.
Or if you already have a set of values but need support to bring them to life and embed them into everyday behaviours, we have a structured approach to help get people engaged in the process.
Driving a high performing culture in your organisation requires a commitment to regular communications and information sharing. Our expertise in this area, coupled with our extensive library of internal communications templates, can provide a lot of quick wins if this is an area of your business you want to improve.
Every individual on the team is different, with their own personalities, strengths, and quirks. We help you get to know your people on a deeper level, working with them to identify their strengths and align them with the organisational goals and objectives. We will share a simple framework with you that will support your line managers to have productive conversations in their regular check-ins or 1-1’s with individuals. And if someone is identified as part of your talent pipeline, we can support you with our DICE Winning Mindset
LISTEN AND LEARN
FROM YOUR PEOPLE
With a people-centric approach, we support you to develop a programme of employee engagement activities which embeds two-way communications and a true commitment to listening, learning, and embedding improvements at all levels.
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PS: If you don’t surround yourself with the right team players, you can end up as Chief Everything Officer and that isn’t what CEO stands for!
“You’re in safe hands with the DICE team! They supported us with developing a cohort of 30 of our next generation of leaders – helping them become more knowledgeable and how to lead with integrity. We found working with DICE easy-going, focused and thought provoking. They are an adaptable team that integrated well with our in-house Training team to help us get results.”
“I wasn’t sure what to expect during the programme and I felt a little out of my depth at first, but it exceeded all my expectations and put my fears to rest. The programme is really relevant to the leadership challenges we face in the current climate. I’ve developed my personal confidence and used it to make professional gains and take my first steps into a leadership role and nurture a team of my own. Thank you!”
DICE Team Players
“Many of us that run SME’s know what our challenges are but sometimes need a different set of eyes and ears to navigate through. The DICE team helps us to do that – getting things out of the Directors’ heads and into action. Whilst they have a structured approach, they are always nimble to change course as and when the business has needed them to. The DICE team has been invaluable in developing our next tier of leaders and helping us
to empower our people to become more responsible and accountable.”
Uren Food Group
“The leadership programme has really helped develop my confidence overall at work, and this has even been commented on by others at work – things like I look ‘glowing’ or ‘different’. This course has really made me stop and think about my mindset and approach to work and I have started to show up every single with a growth mindset and full of positivity, which is the difference that people can see.”
DICE Team Players
“The work we have done with DICE to develop the values that we want to embed across the organisation has been really beneficial. The DICE team is not afraid to push and to challenge us but that has really helped us evolve and develop. They have a genuine passion for helping people focus on the positive impact that culture can make to a business.”
“The programme is relevant to leadership today and the knowledge and experience they both have is evident and inspiring to learn from. I’ve developed my personal confidence and used it to make professional gains and take my first steps into a leadership role and nurture a team of my own. Thank you!”
DICE Team Players
“The professional advice, guidance & coaching that Steve from DICE provided us with as business owners was priceless. From where we were before engaging with Steve, to where we are now is an entirely different place. Our company is now able to look forward, plan, and can tackle the day-to-day issues that an SME encounters, jumping the hurdles that lie in front of us. We now have a robust business & as individuals we are far more rounded. DICE have had a genuinely positive impact upon us – helping us ensure that being able to work on the business as opposed to in it, has allowed us to structure the company to cover all avenues & eventualities. As a result, there is structure, values and targets which drive a proud, happy, and dynamic working environment. Our relationship with Steve & DICE has been one of the very best decisions we have made, his coaching & approach are now weaved into the fabric of how we operate.”
ACTUA Charter Surveyors
“I’ve learnt a lot about myself, what makes me tick, and what I need. It’s also highlighted what I need to work on (emotional resilience for example) and that technical ability will only get me so far. Relationships and behaviours are so important.”
DICE Team Players
“I have worked with Dice for a number of years now and I was invited to join their first group Leadership mentoring programme with 6 other individuals. With the guidance and coaching from Steve, who has a huge amount of knowledge and experience to share from his time in industry, I was able to discover and enhance my own personal leadership style. One of the biggest challenges for me was my confidence but the Dice team have a brilliant way of positively challenging you in a supportive way to help you grow! The programme really gave me a great foundation for my recent promotion to a senior manager position so a big thank you to Kate and Steve!”
Group Mentoring Candidate
“The course has taught me a lot about leadership and how much is actually involved in being a leader which I didn’t realise beforehand. It has taught me that to be a good leader you have to create a vision and inspire colleagues. It is different to managing. I now understand better that different people have different needs.”
DICE Team Players
“Having worked in public services for over 20 years, starting out with our own business was a daunting prospect. The advice and support that DICE gave was invaluable. This included advice about the wider and more generic aspects of running a business, as well as specific and tailored guidance around devising a business plan. In addition, DICE have been there for us as a ‘trusted colleague’, giving us the confidence to stride forward purposefully during our initial months of operation. DICE are calm, structured and knowledgeable within the rigorous and challenging world of business. I would recommend their varying levels of support to anyone seeking assistance in helping their business flourish.”
X-Press Legal Services, Derbyshire
“The leadership programme has helped me in more ways than I could imagine, as my role has developed the mentoring has adapted to support me with new challenges as they arise. The format of group mentoring has been particularly beneficial as we were exposed to such a wide variety of businesses that all came with their unique issues but the same skills can be adapted to tackle each of these. It is a supportive environment designed to get the most out of everyone involved.”
Group Mentoring Candidate