Why Should Businesses Consider NLP-Based Training?
Dispelling the Myth
In the UK, our culture teaches us to:
“do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
Yet what really moves working relationships to the next level of effectiveness is:
“doing unto others as they would have done unto them”.
Much of the conflict in the workplace is caused by us unwittingly doing what works for us and expecting it to produce the same response in others.
NLP helps us improve relationships and team performance, by being able to enter into someone else’s map of the world, predict their needs and communicate with them in a way they find appealing and easy to understand.
Training your management and teams in Neuro-Linguististic Programming can have many business benefits.
Many “traditional” management and team training topics can be made more effective with the inclusion of NLP (neuro-linguistic programming) principles. This means not only that delegates pick up the desired new skills and behaviours, but also that they integrate these skills at a deep level, so they become an automatic part of their new behaviours.
How can NLP help? Some examples:
- Develop a more flexible communication style
Imagine that a person you’re working with likes to receive information visually, with an overview first, then the detail. If they are presented with the detail first, in a verbal form, they’re less likely to take in what is being said and this may impact the result of the meeting. NLP helps you spot this and change what you’re doing, before things go wrong.
- Avoid conflict
If team members have built deeper rapport with each other (and we’re not talking just spending time at the pub), then they can disagree over an issue, without it escalating into conflict.
- Deal more resourcefully with emotions
Picture having teams who were in control of their state of mind, so they could always be in the most appropriate mental and emotional state for any given task.
- Breaking Out of Comfort Zones
A business’s performance is dependent on the performance of its people. To grow the business, you need to grow your employees.
But “growing” usually means stepping outside our comfort zone. And limiting beliefs or fear of failure often prevent this.
NLP training creates an environment where people feel safer about stepping outside their comfort zone and discovering the strengths and resources they never knew they had. Because NLP training works with the unconscious mind, this expanded comfort zone is automatically taken back into the workplace, after the course.
Common benefits of NLP training cited by our clients include:
- Happier, Better-Performing Teams
Most delays in projects or budget overspends are really caused by the way people work together. Improving people’s communication and leadership skills produces dramatic changes in the way your business performs.
- Increased staff retention
When people are performing to the best of their ability and being given the opportunity to develop their skills, they’re more likely to stay with their employer.
- Fewer Misunderstandings
Conflict in the workplace and low morale are usually caused by people “speaking different languages”. By increasing their behavioural and communication flexibility, your teams will improve their working relationships – both with business colleagues and with your clients.
- Improved Customer Satisfaction
Learning to speak your customers’ language and truly predict their needs is a driving factor in loyalty and customer satisfaction. This leads to bottom-line benefits for your business.
Want To Know More?
Beyond Alchemy Ltd was founded by Clare Josa, an internationally certified trainer of NLP and an experienced coach. You can find out more about Clare Josa here.
Clare offers a range of face-to-face workshops and online courses.
She is also experienced in creating bespoke courses, based on your company’s needs. She specialises in running applied NLP In Business courses and themes include:
- NLP In Business Core Skills
- Dealing With Difficult People
- Dealing With Emotions At Work
- Speaking Your Customer’s Language
- Stretching Your Comfort Zone
We also offer one-to-one mentoring for businesses, with coaches who have been senior managers in the corporate world. This is particularly useful if you have any employees who need a little extra assistance, for whom an internal company coach might not be appropriate.
If you’d like to get in touch, you can call Clare Josa and our office on (UK +44) 020 8798 0903 or use the contact form, below, and a relevant member of our team will get back to you within 48 hours.
We look forward to hearing from you.