Can we transform a company culture to boost business relationships?
Just ask… Ideo
In the world of product design, Ideo are pioneers of unmatched prestige. They have produced the first of many revolutionary products like palm-top computers and ergonomically designed car seats which have been copied all over the world.
Creativity is key — and so is co-operation. But can designers, project managers and sales people find a common language and buy into each other’s priorities without blurring the critical edge that makes them so creatively outstanding? And where do the all-important clients fit in? To stay ahead, Ideo were determined to be expert communicators as well as creatives. Already the beneficiaries of our “Winning Hearts and Minds” programme, they asked us to help them with their working relationships, both internal and external. Alongside a series of our “Adult Conversations” workshops, Eva Najberg individually coached every single member of the Ideo staff. Result: a far greater mutual understanding of every work function’s different needs and methods and greatly enhanced co-operation and productivity flowing from every meeting of these uniquely talented individuals.
Santiago Matheus, Managing Director
I hired Najberg Milne based on a recommendation a colleague of mine made. I included myself in the initial small group of people who attended their excellent course “Winning Hearts and Minds”.I enjoyed the course thoroughly and derived great insights and confidence from it; so much so that I asked them to work with several groups within the London office, eventually sending well over 2 dozen people to learn from them.
Although it has been over 2 years since I attended the course, I still often draw on what I learned, and have successfully spoken in front of audiences in the hundreds and not only lived to tell the tale but thoroughly enjoyed the experience (despite the nerves!).
Thanks to their coaching, I look forward to public speaking engagements as both a challenge and as something I very much enjoy (and hope to continue to improve at!)
I found Najberg Milne’s presentation-training course invaluable as they work with the individual, so you get advice that develops your character strengths to help you become a more confident presenter, as opposed to learning a bunch of tips and techniques.Steve Heron, Senior Project Manager
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