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Welcome to Co-Creation Blog

Welcome to Co-Creation Blog

Welcome to the Co-Creation Group Blog page. Visit this page for the latest updates on what has been going on across the Co-Creation group as well as articles and information sharing of the latest market leading services.

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How to Turn Learning New Ideas into Action!

How to Turn Learning New Ideas into Action!

How to Turn Learning New Ideas into Action! You’ve recognised the need to adapt to changes in your industry and you’ve decided to implement your own change programme in response. Like many organisations, perhaps you’ve created or bought in some training to allow you...

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The Power of the Positive Mindset

The Power of the Positive Mindset

One of my friends asked me a question today. “Hey Kath, what’s the best bit of kit you own?” That set me pondering a little. I am after all a triathlete and I own loads of kit, cupboards full of it, queen of “stuff” so is it my trainers, nope; my wetsuit, maybe; my...

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7 Ways to Defeat Stress

7 Ways to Defeat Stress

It’s been quite a year, and 2020’s not quite over yet.  For many of us, COVID has brought turmoil and stress across many areas of life: family, our wellbeing, new ways of working, relationships, finances and more.  Research into the mental health impact of the...

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‘Tuning In’ to manage your emotions to be your best self!

‘Tuning In’ to manage your emotions to be your best self!

I was hoping to write this blog in a quiet place where I would have the space and time to think with no disturbances. A peaceful place surrounded by beautiful flowers and a flowing river would be perfect for me.  I need time to myself and a place where I can focus and...

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COVID to CLARITY

COVID to CLARITY

In my work with leaders over the past 2-3 decades, I have had a series of opportunities using tried and tested business tools to enable leaders to deliver their Strategy successfully. This work has been highly engaging and rewarding for myself and leaders. 2020 has...

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Presenting with Impact Virtually

Presenting with Impact Virtually

More people are using video platforms to communicate and present to their clients and colleagues. Some may have prior experience of presenting face-to-face, yet considerations should be taken into account when presenting virtually. For instance, maintaining eye contact essential when trying to communicate effectively and reinforce key messages for your target audience. Initially, this may feel uncomfortable, but with practice, presenters will become more accustomed to focusing on the lens, rather than thumbnails of their attendees. Moreover, when presenting in person, it’s considered good practice to project our voices to present ourselves as authoritative, credible and confident figures. This gives the messages that we’re communicating credibility. This concept is also relevant in virtual presentations; therefore, maintain a strong, clear voice as if you’re in a physical conference room. Preparing an effective space is also contributes to effective auditory performance. For instance, soft furnishings reduce echoing and maintains the focus of the audience. It’s also important to consider visuals when conducting a video call; position yourself, accordingly, i.e. fill your screen with your head and shoulders. Also, ensure that the background isn’t cluttered. Not only can this distract your audience, messy surroundings could be considered unprofessional. Finally, don’t view the chat window as a tool that’s exclusively for Q&A. Use the feature to share documents, links, or agendas with your audience.

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Why our Mindset Influences our Experience of Change and What to Do About It

Why our Mindset Influences our Experience of Change and What to Do About It

With COVID-19 having a profound impact on the world of work, leaders need to keep their teams motivated and maintaining the required performance levels. A motivated team brings an abundance of qualities to a company, including commitment, morale, efficiency and skills gained via personal development opportunities. With circumstances changing significantly since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, leaders need to demonstrate adaptability to prevent workers from adopting a fixed mindset, rather guiding them to the path of possibility, whereby opportunity and positivism are prominent. As identified by McGregor and Doshi, there are negative motivators that can hinder motivation: economic pressure, economic pressure and inertia. Nonetheless, there are positive motivators that can override the influence of the aforementioned factors: play, purpose and potential.

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Four Pillars of Motivation

Four Pillars of Motivation

In this blog we will be looking at how to maximise your team’s performance as we begin to emerge from the crisis caused by COVID-19. We will be looking at this topic through four lenses suggested by McGregor and Doshi (2015). They are: Commitment Morale Efficiency...

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Motivation – Maximising Your Team’s Performance

Motivation – Maximising Your Team’s Performance

With COVID-19 having a profound impact on the world of work, leaders need to keep their teams motivated and maintaining the required performance levels. A motivated team brings an abundance of qualities to a company, including commitment, morale, efficiency and skills gained via personal development opportunities. With circumstances changing significantly since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, leaders need to demonstrate adaptability to prevent workers from adopting a fixed mindset, rather guiding them to the path of possibility, whereby opportunity and positivism are prominent. As identified by McGregor and Doshi, there are negative motivators that can hinder motivation: economic pressure, economic pressure and inertia. Nonetheless, there are positive motivators that can override the influence of the aforementioned factors: play, purpose and potential.

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