As the NLP Culture Alignment project in the organisation progressed, more employees began to show signs of a turnaround. Trevor helming HR could see and hear more engagement. Simply seeing people around him smile more than they ever did before. Laughter rang in his ears and business was starting to show positive signs of an uptake.
The merger that their organisation had been through, had pretty much wiped out any semblance of harmony that existed in the previous culture. It was heartening to note that things were turning around and so rapidly too
Leonard was a sales manager. He had a team of ten salespeople who were performing well. He wanted to migrate them to the next level. Having been in sales all his life he had heard of many sales programs but NLP seemed to be like the master system that would take them to high performance in a short space of time.
He was in the midst of researching NLP further checking for a fit that matched his team when he received an email from HR announcing an organisation-wide culture alignment initiative. Not knowing if it was serendipity or just plain luck that he had created, he observed this was happening to him more and more these days.
As Rose grabbed her coffee and settled down to face her day at work she noticed an email from Trevor which caught her interest. He was the HR Director at her organisation and he was announcing a Board initiative that was scheduled to begin the following month. HR was about to embark on a culture alignment program for the organisation.
Initially filled with trepidation she wondered how this would flow through to her. As she read through what the initiative would entail she began to see possibilities of how some aspects would have great relevance to her role as a Senior Manager in Finance.
As the backdrop of war pervaded in the external world, organisations began to see the greater need for employees to live with strong mental health. Covid-19 and the Ukraine invasion dominated. It caused anxiety fears that the very basis of survival, safety, was under threat.
Employees needed to feel safe. The corporate sector was in a global war for talent. Today it was a very different global war we were up against. This one brought everyone down to a most basic level of a human being’s very existence.
As Trevor began his rollout of coaching in the organisation, he pondered over the many conversations he and John (his COO) had had. Over Friday night drinks, the two friends talked shop.
While it was deemed as a chill night for both, they were passionate about fulfilling their dreams hence the conversation most often reverted to work and how they were going to make a difference to the workforce
Sylvia is a qualified Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) Master Trainer. She started her business in Sydney and is now based in Singapore.