Key Competencies

Poor outcomes are often not the result of a lack of care, but the result of insufficient skill development. Most workplaces put a large effort into helping employees and leaders learn the technical skills for their role. But they often do not put the same time and effort into learning the 'soft skills' that will allow them to have a thriving culture, and maximize their outcomes. All Thrive focuses on developing these skills in order for your employees' efforts and care to create the results you want.

In our work with businesses, All Thrive has identified 6 key competencies that have the biggest impact on positive or negative outcomes. These create our shoreline of success.

Effective & Meaningful Communication
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Systemic Understanding
Ethical Use of Power
Clarity & Alignment
Productive Tension
Often we see successes and failures as the result of individuals and their efforts. That also means that when we experience challenges, we assign blame for them to individuals. Consequently, we need to 'fix' that person or get rid of them, and then hope the challenge will go away. When you are able to look at issues from a systemic lens, you are able to explore the complexities of the issue, and actually work towards a solution. This is one of the reasons the environment you create with your culture is critical to your team's success.
Power is an inherent component of leadership, and how we support others. This influence and ability to make decisions and create change can make us effective in our roles, or a detriment to the team. Your previous experience and comfort with power will determine how you use your power, and the kind of impact you have on others. Without a deep understanding of your own relationship with power and the skillfulness to use it ethically and effectively, you will end up unintentionally misusing your power, and causing harm to those you are trying to support.
Communication is a foundational component of how your workplace will function, however most employees report feeling unheard, misunderstood and that they waste their time with meaningless conversations. Critical tasks do not get completed, or work was not done to the required standard, despite the effort that was put in to relay information. Poor communication means that no matter how many times instructions are repeated, you still don't get the results you want. This is based on not just the communication happening in the moment, but also the structure around how your team communicates.
People are going to have different ideas and disagree. This can actually be a huge benefit for your team! Differing perspectives help you solve problems and lead to innovation. However, when there is not a supportive culture for productive tension, disagreement leads either to confrontation or silence. This false harmony is a culture killer. When teams can not have difficult conversations, disagreement becomes resentment, you get stuck in ineffective systems, and your team can't evolve or thrive.
People see the world through the lens of their own experiences, which leads to making assumptions about how to best operate. Then decisions are made and actions are taken action based on the assumptions that we have. This series of assumptions often lead to a team's biggest challenges, both on a interpersonal and strategic level. Additionally, assumptions on an organizational level lead to siloed teams and unclear direction. These assumptions need to be explored and addressed if you want to find alignment and clarity in moving forward.
Connection is the foundation of having a healthy team. Beyond how we relate to others, connection with our emotions, our values, and the vision and values of the organization are essential to create buy-in with our work. Often, when staff are disengaged, it is because they are feeling a lack of connection to at least one of these factors. Connection creates the engagement that is needed to keep long-term employees who are committed to the outcomes of the organization

If your team is struggling in any of these areas, let's talk about how you can create the change you want.