Are you struggling to engage your employees and create a high-performing team? Do you feel like you're constantly hitting roadblocks and not achieving the results you desire? It's time to break the code of employee engagement and unleash the potential of your team.
The Working Genius is Patrick Lencioni’s newest teamwork model, which helps people understand how they can contribute to work most effectively. This tool can help individuals, leaders, and teams better leverage one another’s strengths and understand how to be both productive and fulfilled at work.
Work is a broad term that applies to almost every part of our lives, even beyond what we formally refer to as jobs. The majority of our waking hours involve some kind of work.
We have discovered there are six types of work. These six are required whether you’re working on launching a product, organizing a nonprofit, or planning a vacation. The Working Genius model explains the six types of work and the order of those stages. Each of us have the God-given ability to get joy and energy from two of those types of work. And because we love that kind of work, we usually gravitate toward it and are pretty good at it.
We’re meant to use these gifts, what we call our geniuses, to contribute to the world around us. We should use our geniuses with our teams, communities, and families. When we don’t use them, or can’t use them, it’s frustrating and sometimes downright tragic. To use our geniuses well, we have to know what they are.
There are other kinds of work that naturally exhaust or drain us. They drain our energy and our ability to contribute to work. We call these our Working Frustrations. For many of us, our Working Frustrations are the source of a lot of guilt and judgment because we feel bad about not being competent or eager to help in particular areas of work. Though we can’t always avoid those areas, we are meant to minimize the time we have to spend on those tasks. But again, if we don’t know what those deficiencies are, we can’t minimize them.
Each of us has two areas that are considered our Working Geniuses and two areas that are considered our Working Frustrations. There are also two areas in the middle that we neither find completely miserable nor completely joyful, these are our Working Competencies.
To gain an understanding of your Working Genius, we recommend that you take the assessment and schedule a time to debrief.
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We also offer virtual and in-person workshops to assist individuals and teams in finding out their Working Geniuses and how their awareness can increase productivity and fulfillment at work and in their lives!
We will help you understand the underlying factors that drive employee engagement and equip you with some tools and strategies to create a culture of excellence. With our expert guidance, you'll learn how to tap into the six working geniuses that drive innovation and execution and foster a collaborative and motivated team environment.
This model can be used in a variety of ways to bring greater success and fulfillment:
Contact us today to help you improve your employee engagement, retention, and recruitment.