O.P.E.N. - Optimises engagement and productivity in key relationships


We live in an increasingly complex world, meeting and engaging with people from other cultures, with different contexts and experiences from our own. Effective relationships are the key to success for individuals, for employees, and for businesses and organisations. The O.P.E.N. tool offers a 4 step process to transform the way we create and build relationships.

OPEN raises self-awareness, changes our perceptions; enables richer conversations, more collaboration and transformational innovation. OPEN moves us through resistance, conflict and discomfort -raising our potential for engagement and productivity.

This interactive, experiential workshop demonstrates how to consciously develop stronger, more meaningful relationships everywhere in our lives. O.P.E.N is offered as a one day public offering or can be delivered in-house for twelve+ people, with some follow up webinars to embed our learning.

Who should attend?

  • Leaders at all levels interested in maximising the potential of their relationships
  • Organisations in a change management process
  • Organisations with a diversity of cultures amongst your people or your customers/clients
  • Teams wanting to maximise engagement and productivity
  • Those interested in transforming outcomes/relationships in their lives

Content: Depending on the audience this can be targeted to generic conversations or specific organisational conversations.

OPEN: The four steps:

One/Observe: Here we consider who we are and ask ourselves what is our ‘normal’. We consider how well we know our boundaries, and begin to wonder how we might see beyond those boundaries. We may review our own Culture shocks. We complete this step clearer about our willingness to participate.

Two/Potential Shared: We now begin a process of discovery, which allows us to test new waters. We look at what will allow us to participate and be curious. We introduce some interesting neuroscience. And enquire into what we each routinely share or hold back. Do we usually respond or react? We learn about developing courage and building trust.

Three/Explore: Now it’s time to discuss commonalities and differences, and value-add-options. Here we consider allowing, accepting and/or embracing change. We look into specific elements of collaboration and we generate the confidence to engage.

Four/New Possibilities: Here we forge new commitments, generate fresh ideas, encourage innovation and synergy; as we step into planning and actions. We complete with a sense of what we have learned as we make agreements about next steps.

O.P.E.N: Here we forge new commitments, generate fresh ideas, encourage innovation and synergy; as we step into planning and actions. We complete with a sense of what we have learned as we make agreements about next steps.

Change happens over time. Embedding learning requires you to take new habits back to your everyday context and to keep working, with support, in your real world. These webinars offer a forum where you can bring your everyday discoveries, insights and struggles to the FORUM as you perfect your ability to generate and maintain transformative relationships. We come together, consider how we are applying OPEN, what challenges we are encountering. Together we can build a sustainable future… (OPEN forum webinars can be offered over two months up to a year for in-house programmes whose objectives include positive culture change.)