The world that we know has gone virtual
There has never been more of a demand in virtual webinars and workshops, and at Maytrix we have adapted how we deliver our Training programmes to suit the current climate.
Businesses all over the world are embracing remote work, and the need to stay engaged with our employees is crucial.
Maytrix delivers Lunch & Learn and Business Breakfast. These are free virtual workshops to ensure that teams still meet their business goals, capture business growth and network with fellow businesses.
Remote workshops are one way to capture collaborations, and can teach, enlighten and encourage all participants to work effectively moving forwards.
Business Breakfast at 9.30am
The aim of these informal sessions is to listen to dilemmas that companies may have, particularly during this pandemic period, and to discuss them with fellow business people on the session, from all sectors, who have demonstrated to have great insights and give sound advice.
Business Breakfast dates for 2021 (please click on date to register):
Wednesday 20th January
If you would like more detail please get in touch at email@example.com.
Lunch & Learn 2021 - Series 3:
Positive Conflict in teams - Friday 27th November at 12.30pm
For years, we have worked hard to extract conflict from our work teams, by running teambuilding events and training our people in conflict management. However, if we want a healthy culture we have to have healthy conflict to help us develop a creative and timely problem-solving solution.
By expressing our ideas safely, we place a number of possibilities on the table and will encourage an effective breakthrough of thought. Working together, with positive conflict, creates individual buy-in to outcomes and therefore drive higher levels of morale and engagement.
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant effect on our businesses and will continue to do so going forward. We have to adopt different working practices, adopt new values and cultures and become innovative if we are to maintain healthy business growth.
Our teams have to work harder and smarter to achieve their goals and this session will explore ways to optimise our team's performance to achieve success.
Without doubt, the last nine months has definitely tested everyone's resilience along with basic physical, emotional and psychological needs. We have been asked by several businesses if we could add this topic to our series of Lunch & Learn. It will focus on our health and wellbeing and allow attendees to share thoughts and feelings so that we can find solutions to deal with the stresses of everyday life.
The success of any team is dependent on multiple factors which include the actual environment, the goals identified, the skills available and importantly the actual roles that individuals play within any team.
There are two roles for individuals in teams, firstly the functional role which is basically your job title or role, then there is the psychological role that each person gravitates towards, based on their personality and preferences.
This session will explore these roles in more detail and help you establish ways to achieve a critical mass within your team.
Our workplace culture provides the heartbeat of our organisation, it ensures we all understand the history, purpose and values of our business and what we should do and how we should behave to promote it.
Creating an inclusive workspace is essential if we are promoting a healthy workplace culture, and diversity cannot exist without inclusion. When employees feel included, they are more likely to remain engaged, motivated and productive and less likely to look for another job elsewhere.
The true cost of employee dis-engagement is staggering, costing UK businesses up to £340 billion a year in sick absence, poor attendance, low productivity and all associated costs relating to this widespread workplace challenge.
This session will touch on ways to re-engage your teams and drive those unnecessary overheads down to more manageable levels. Creating an employee engagement programme will promote a healthy workplace culture and positively impact your employees and customers.
Exploring our biases - date TBC
Whether we want to admit it or not, all of us harbour some form of conscious bias. While society has advocated against discrimination and laws have been created to enforce this view, we all struggle to escape the underlying influences that shape how we perceive and treat others.
This session will help us to explore our biases and find ways to overcome some of them.
Creating Psychological Safety in the Workplace - date TBC
This session will look at the topic of creating psychological safety in the workplace, but what does that really mean? Employees that do not have a voice, and fear reprisal from making mistakes, will feel less likely to contribute towards the overall goals of the business. They will have great ideas and opinions but if they do not feel 'safe' in their role, and within the team, they will not build relationships with others and only operate on a professional level with their peers. We look at how to break through this non-productive and distant culture to allow all employees to contribute, challenge and ask for feedback on their performance.
Managing the Passive Aggressive - date TBC
Our personality types have a significant impact on our relationships at work and as managers we need to understand how each of the 4 key personality types of Passive, Assertive, Aggressive and Passive Aggressive present themselves in individual and team behaviours.
The possible impacts are likely to be both positive and negative so its vitally important that we manage the team and their expectations effectively. Understanding the complexities of the 'passive aggressive' person will help you understand how to get the best from them and to address unnecessary and avoidable behaviours.
What else has been covered by Lunch & Learn sessions:
Resilience is the process of being able to adapt well and bounce back quickly in times of stress. This stress may manifest as family or relationship problems, serious health problems, problems in the workplace or even financial problems to name a few.
Developing resilience can help you cope adaptively and bounce back after changes, challenges, setbacks, disappointments, and failures.
Emotional Intelligence or (EQ) refers to the ability to identify and manage one’s own emotions, as well as the emotions of others.
Emotional intelligence is generally said to include at least three skills: emotional awareness, or the ability to identify and name one’s own emotions; the ability to harness those emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problem solving; and the ability to manage emotions, which includes both regulating one’s own emotions when necessary and helping others to do the same.
Transactional Analysis Communication Skills
Transactional Analysis is one of the most accessible theories of modern psychology. Transactional Analysis was founded by Eric Berne, and the famous 'parent adult child' theory is still being developed today. Transactional Analysis has wide applications in clinical, therapeutic, organisational and personal development, encompassing communications, management, personality, relationships and behaviour.
Whether you're in business, a parent, a social worker or interested in personal development, Eric Berne's Transactional Analysis theories, and those of his followers, will enrich your dealings with people, and your understanding of yourself. This session covers the background to Transactional Analysis, and Transactional Analysis underpinning theory.
Transitioning Back To Work
This session will help you to develop the personal tools required to help you transition back into the workspace. We will explore the challenges of location change and staying focused whilst working with the team again.
It has been a real challenge taking work home and trying to find a way of staying productive and healthy whilst creating the home office, and now we are being asked increasingly to return back to the office. People react differently to change at this level and this session will help us to explore how we can adapt positively to change.
If you’re living with high levels of stress, you’re putting your entire well-being at risk. Stress wreaks havoc on your emotional equilibrium, as well as your physical health. It narrows your ability to think clearly, function effectively, and enjoy life. It may seem like there’s nothing you can do about stress. The bills won’t stop coming, there will never be more hours in the day, and your work and family responsibilities will always be demanding. But you have a lot more control than you might think.
Effective stress management helps you break the hold stress has on your life, so you can be happier, healthier, and more productive. The ultimate goal is a balanced life, with time for work, relationships, relaxation, and fun—and the resilience to hold up under pressure and meet challenges head on. But stress management is not one-size-fits-all. That’s why it’s important to experiment and find out what works best for you, and this session will explore some of those strategies to help reduce stress in your life.
Assertiveness is a social skill that relies heavily on effective communication while simultaneously respecting the thoughts and wishes of others. People who are assertive clearly and respectfully communicate their wants, needs, positions, and boundaries to others. There’s no question of where they stand, no matter what the topic.
Individuals who are high in assertiveness don't shy away from defending their points of view or goals, or from trying to influence others to see their side. They are open to both compliments and constructive criticism. People can improve their assertiveness through practical exercises and experience and this session will help you to develop a more assertive approach.
If you'd like to register for one of our Lunch and Learn sessions, or if there are other topics you would like to see presented then please email our Head of Business Development, Kelly Collins, at firstname.lastname@example.org