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PostSubject: SEVEN HABITS INTERACTIVE   Tue Mar 11, 2008 6:29 pm

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® Interactive
CHALLENGE:
Do your entire workforce - including distributed, virtual, or desk-bound workers - function as a cohesive team? Do they display the highest levels of personal and group effectiveness?

In traditional settings, personal effectiveness training and team-building usually involves face-to-face meetings, in-office work, and retreats. So training today’s workers is a modern-day opportunity and challenge. Imagine an organisation where your offsite employees, virtual teams, and those who can’t leave their desk for extended training feel connected to your organisation and to each other in ways that ensure relevant and effective contributions.

The Challenges of Building Today's Teams
Today’s technological and connected world allows for flexibility where teams are located and how they work together, all of which can make training a challenge. How do you foster effective individuals and build cohesive teams when distance is an issue?

When an in-person meeting or training is not possible because of distance, time, or budget, FranklinCovey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Interactive Edition is a powerful solution.

Why Does Individual Effectiveness Matter?
FranklinCovey recently surveyed a representative sampling of more than 12,000 workers in North America to find out if people perceive an “effectiveness gap” in their organisation. Here are a few of the survey questions and some telling results:

In my organisation: Percentage Who Agree:
1. People take the initiative to get the job done. 54%
2. We Discuss tough issues candidly. 46%
3. We do not undermine each other. 37%
4. People avoid blaming others when things go wrong. 30%

In my own work: Percentage Who Agree:
1. My work goals are written down. 33%
2. I take time each workday to identify and schedule activities around our most important goals. 36%
3. I plan activities that allow me to continuously improve my performance. 34%
4. I spend [percentage of work time] on the most important goals of my unit. 60%


Count the Cost of Ineffectivness
Consider the price paid by an organisation when -

Only half the people show initiative.
Fewer than half feel they can talk candidly about tough issues.
Only a third of the people have individual work goals.
Only a third plan how to use their time.
Only a third are thinking about how to improve their performance.
People spend two of every five hours on unimportant matters - other people's issues, internal bureaucracies, hidden agendas, politics, or departmental and interpersonal conflict.
“Real character development begins with the humble recognition that we are not in charge, that principles ultimately govern."
- Stephen R. Covey

THE SOLUTION:
The 7 Habits Interactive

Now you can help all of your employees, no matter where they work, reach the highest levels of effectiveness and productivity. The 7 Habits® Interactive is a highly scalable approach to effectiveness training. Like our traditional in-person training, our solution for virtual teams comes with FranklinCovey’s trademark high-quality experience, all within a course that blends a three-hour online instruction with the option of a one-day live training experience.

In this blended-learning solution, we capture the interest and imagination of individuals through a video-based story. The individuals complete activities that teach them how the 7 Habits work and how to apply them to their own situation. They are drawn into a story where they learn and then demonstrate an understanding of the 7 Habits. Then the learning is reinforced as they are led through a video simulation where they make choices and witness the consequences.

The optional one-day live classroom training dovetails into this e-learning module and helps individuals focus on specific applications of the 7 Habits in the workplace.

As an organisation, you also benefit in practical ways from implementing this interactive training. Specifically, you will be able to: This workshop minimises time away from the office and is taught as a one-day, facilitator-led workshop in a corporate or onsite setting. As the individual contributors in your organisation become more empowered and effective, your company will:

Help employees reach a higher level of effectiveness and productivity with the world’s best effectiveness training.
Reach more employees with an e-learning option.
Promote a higher level of learning through greater interactivity.
Deploy effectiveness training faster throughout your organisation.
Decrease participants’ time away from their work and spend less money on travel.
Increase participants’ in core competencies as a result of blended training.
Increase time for evaluation, assessment, and reinforcement through blended classroom training.
Becoming Effective
Effective individuals win two victories in life: a Private Victory when they learn self-mastery and self-discipline, and a Public Victory when they build deep and enduring relationships with others. As they practice the 7 Habits, they move from being dependent on others to independence and finally to interdependence, where they reap the rewards of superb cooperation and collaboration.

The 7 Habits Interactive Process
Participants gain hands-on experience, applying timeless principles that yield greater productivity, improved communication, strengthened relationships, increased influence, and laser-like focus on critical priorities.

Habit Principle
Habit 1: Be Proactive® I am free to choose and am responsible for my choices.
Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind® Mental creation precedes physical creation.
Habit 3: Put First Things First® Effectiveness requires the integrity to act on your priorities.
Habit 4: Think Win-Win® Effective, long-term relationships require mutual respect and mutual benefit.
Habit 5: Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood® To communicate effectively, we must first understand each other.
Habit 6: Synergise® The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw® To maintain and increase effectiveness, we must renew ourselves in body, heart, mind, and spirit.


The Power of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Interactive Edition
You can build an effective organisation as you roll out The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Interactive Edition to your entire global workforce, anyplace, anytime.

Assessment

A short pre-test assesses the participants knowledge of the 7 Habits principles.
Individuals can also take an optional multi-rater assessment.
Learning

The principles taught in this programme transform participants with profound lessons in personal change.
The programme helps participants attain their full potential at work and in life.
Implementation

After the online training, participants are equipped to complete a seven-week contract system, an approach to building habits of effectiveness.
Reassessment

A post-test is conducted to assess the impact of newly acquired knowledge.
The optional multi-rater assessment is available to evaluate the participant’s effectiveness as perceived “before” and “after” the programme.
Reinforcement

Tools such as the 21-Day Challenge and Instant Advice video modules featuring Dr. Covey are included to support personal effectiveness.
The 7 Habits Interactive Application Day is an optional one-day experience for participants to reinforce the 7 Habits learning in a facilitator-led session.
Manager discussion guides use small blocks of time for supervisors to reinforce concepts learned in the online course.
Core Competencies
The results are real and measurable. By making people highly effective, your organisation can become highly effective. Please see core competencies and performance statements below.

Core Competencies Performance Statements
Participants Will Be Able To:
Habit 1
Be Proactive® Take initiative to get things done.
Accept responsibility for your actions.
Focus on things you can do something about.
Maintain self-control even when it's difficult.

Habit 2
Begin With the End in Mind® Create and live by a personal mission statement.
Display a sense of direction in life.
Begin projects with a clear understanding of desired outcomes.
Work toward long-term solutions, not just "quick fixes."

Habit 3
Put First Things First® Prioritise.
Respect people's time.
Say "no" to unimportant things.
Handle multiple tasks in an organised way.

Habit 4
Think Win-Win® Work to find win-win solutions.
Share credit.
Have the courage to say "no" when appropriate.
Do not undermine others for personal gain.

Habit 5
Seek First to Understand Then to Be Understood® Seek to understand problems before attempting to solve them.
Listen without interrupting.
Demonstrate sensitivity to people's feelings.
Seek to understand people's viewpoints.
Do not dominate discussions.
Communicate clearly and concisely.
Express viewpoints with confidence.

Habit 6
Synergise® Seek out the strengths of others to get things done.
Value and draw on differences in people.
Try new ideas.

Habit 7
Sharpen the Saw® Balance all aspects of life.
Care for physical well-being.
Demonstrate competence in your field.
Take time to find enjoyment and meaning in life.



OUTCOMES

FranklinCovey's The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People® Interactive will help your employees:

Learn how to take the initiative.
Break ineffective behaviours and tendencies.
Create high levels of trust, unity, and synergy.
Practice continuous improvement.
Achieve a healthy work/life balance.
Strengthen relationships.


FranklinCovey


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PostSubject: Re: SEVEN HABITS INTERACTIVE   Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:19 am

An attempt has been made for alluding to the significance of participative managment, with the help of a productive labour capable of playing a vital role in goal-setting & preparing a conceptual framework before a plan is really implemented. Frequent mobility of labour from one organization to another poses lot many problems to the management because

a. sufficient financial & other resources on HRM through R&D are lost, once the trained and
technically skilled labour decides to leave a given organization at a given point in time.

b. the newly hired human resource might be much too raw to play any significant role in the
Organization, which might prove an impediment particularly in a very very highly
competitive behavioural configuration.

c. Some of the highly specialised assignments might suffer due to departure of labour
trained & adequate financial resources invested as cost of training.

Under the circumstances, constant exercises of PERT (Performance Evaluation & Reviewing Techniques) and PARD should help. It should also be kept in mind that better working conditions & provision of financial incentive are steps in the positive direction.

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