Your firm is probably not as productive as you would like. In a survey of over 450 business people, over 40% admit to not being fully productive. Statistically speaking, that’s likely to be the same for your team.

The majority of the less productive people are introverted. Further questioning reveals it’s largely due to how they’re managed and the culture in the firm they work for. That’s what I call the “introvert productivity gap” a gap problem created unknowingly by leaders.

Company cultures are generally designed for extroverts and measure success in an extrovert manner. The result, your firm may not be as productive as you want.

All this is before we start talking about “team building”, “people strategies” or “away-days”.

 

Improving your team’s productivity.

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Get a better understanding of the differences between introverts and extroverts, communication and working styles.

Click here for research, ideas and tips that will help you.

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One of the biggest problem areas is internal meetings. Read Running meetings that make things happen, written and published as a result of the research.

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Get some help.  Let’s create a solution for your team, based on your team and your issues.

Call 0203 488 6739 or click here to arrange a convenient, no obligation,  time to talk.

How does diversity fit into this?

Many of the business benefits of diversity come from more diverse thinking. Better thinking leads to more resilient solutions and being able to handle clients more productively, creatively and profitably. Diversity is not just about gender, sexuality, race etc. The ultimate business benefit of diversity is diversity of thought.

Many companies have spent a lot of money to improve diversity, trying to build a more diverse workforce. Yet most companies are managed in a way that rewards extroverts and leaves introverts thinking it’s best to stay quiet. Typical introverts think in a different way to extroverts. They’re motivated and engaged differently. If you want your WHOLE team engaged, it’s time to Activate Your Introverts.

Ways I could help your business.

Improving your firm's productivity though better awareness and understanding of introversion isn't costly, it's effective. There are several ways I work with leaders and their staff. Let's talk about how I could help you and your team.

Your company conference

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A keynote presentation at your company conference (virtual, or face to face) will energise, inspire and focus your company on changing the way they understand each other and work together.

All your team (introvert & extrovert) are needed for success.

 

Senior team workshop

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A series of workshops with members of your senior team to highlight the issue, adapt skills and create a programme for change with suitable metrics so you know it's working.

Workshops work well remotely on your choice of software, or face to face.

Leaderships skills programme.

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A series of workshops with the developing leaders in your business will allow results to develop quickly and sustainably.

These workshops work well remotely on Zoom, Teams (or your choice of software) and face to face.

Let’s talk.

Email jon.introvert@jon-baker.me, complete the contact form, or click here to immediately book a mutually convenient time in our diaries; I look forward to our conversation.

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