Active Listening for Busy Teams
Making the Most Out of Your Meetings.
Working at a growing, innovative company can easily lead to a downfall of authentic and effective communication between colleagues. We often believe that time is too precious and there are too many priorities to allow for connection. This is precisely why it is important to learn the skills of active listening so that your team makes the most of the limited time it has to touch base with one another. Active listening is a core component of developing a team that feels mentally resilient and psychologically safe — it also happens to be a vastly misunderstood topic in the workplace.
In this 60 to 90 minute interactive workshop, we will teach the fundamentals of active listening and contextualize it as a necessary part of the work day. First, we will lead with a self-assessment that will have each participant consider their areas of strength and weakness as they relate to active listening, sharing some of their core insights with the group. Second, we will guide team members through three exercises to lessen distraction and enhance their use of all senses to become a much more active listener. Third, we will facilitate a discussion on how active listening can be implemented within the daily and weekly routines of your organization.
By the end of the workshop, attendees will:
Understand why active listening is so important in the workplace
Have a benchmark of their own listening skills, both normalizing the struggles that impede active listening and identifying areas for improvement
Learn several actionable techniques to implement immediately with colleagues
Develop several ideas on how active listening can be routinely practiced among their team