Insights Discovery for
Virtual Collaboration

Our one-day program designed especially for geographically dispersed teams.

Ein junger Mann der remote und virtuell von Zuhause aus an der Schulung teilnimmt.

Modern communication and collaboration technologies are making the world smaller and allowing teams to bring together the best talent, regardless of location. These new ways of communicating provide many opportunities and at the same time, it can be challenging for teams to build strong relationships virtually. Each team is different, and it is important for the different team members to agree how they want to make the most of the various virtual collaboration technologies at their disposal.

Using the Insights Discovery psychometric tool, participants will deepen their understanding of the different team members’ work styles, and what impact these differences have on virtual collaboration. The workshop builds mutual trust and the team agrees on measures for sustaining effective virtual collaboration.

Ein Mann der Arbeitsunterlagen von Insights Discovery in den Händen hält.

Example

We adapt the agenda of the workshop to your specific needs, but typically, it might look something like this:

08:00 – 09:30

What we do

  • Introduction & ice-breaker
  • How is our team working virtually today?
  • The value and validity of different perspectives
  • Introduction to the Insights Discovery instrument

How we do it

  • Interactive exercises
  • Theory
  • Video exercise
  • Facilitated discussions

09:30 – 09:45

BREAK

09:45 – 12:15

What we do

  • Introduction to the Insights Discovery instrument (cont’d)
  • Theory of preferences (Carl Gustav Jung)
  • Distribution of individual Insights Discovery profiles
  • Using the Insights Discovery profile

How we do it

  • Facilitated discussions
  • Interactive exercises
  • Theory & reflection

12:15 – 13:15

LUNCH

13:15 – 15:00

What we do

  • The challenges of virtual collaboration
  • Using the differences in our team
  • Strengths & opportunities for the way we work
  • Optimizing our virtual communication

How we do it

  • Practical exercises & role plays
  • Facilitated discussions

15:00 – 15:15

BREAK

15:15 – 17:15

What we do

  • Optimizing our virtual communication (cont’d)
  • Make it stick: integration of key learnings into daily business

How we do it

  • Practical exercises & role plays
  • Facilitated discussions

17:15

CLOSE

The day is designed to be very interactive and engaging. Each participant receives an individual Insights Discovery report, and works intensively with it during the day. In addition to various role plays and practical exercises, actual topics from the team are covered.

The Insights Model

Participants become with familiar with the Insights Discovery four-colour model. This provides a memorable and neutral “common language” to make future exchanges about virtual collaboration more effective.

Example Profile

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Online Evaluation

About 2 weeks before the workshop participants are invited to complete an online Insights Discovery evaluator. Completing the evaluator is confidential and takes approximately 15-20 minutes.

The training was judged as very useful and positive by all the participants and the benefits were observable in the team soon afterwards.

Martin Oberholzer, Controller EMEA – KOFAX AG (Rotkreuz)

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