Category: People Development


Systems Context: “The Systems that Govern Behavior”

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Join us on Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 10:30 to 11:00 CDT for the third webinar in Humaculture, Inc.’s “Optimal Behavior: Making Optimal Behavior the Natural Choice.” You will learn why and how the Systems employed in an Organization impact performance and well-being and how they can be used to grow capabilities, inspire motivation, overcome barriers, and resist temptations to lead to Optimal Behavior.

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Objective

In this fourth session in our series on optimal behavior, we explore how the Systems context influences behavior and change. To be able to evolve towards optimal behavior, people need to be surrounded by Systems that support them on their journey. The Systems context contains all the tools and guidelines that help us on our way every day. In the workplace these are policies and procedures, enterprise resource management Systems, pay, benefits, and rewards, as well as that curious thing we often refer to as “the way we do things around here.” Anything that signals the optimal way to behave in each Organization. If any of those Systems are misaligned with the Optimal Behavior you’re trying to achieve, your change efforts will fail. The Organizations that recognize this know how to adjust those Systems, including when to bring things into the public eye and when to keep them quiet. They will also be aware that rewards for engagement need to drive intrinsic motivation if the organization is to develop optimal habits that last.

“A bad system will beat a good person every time.” – W. Edwards Deming

Systems Context to Promote Optimal Behavior Key Takeaways

Join us to learn:

  • How ineffective organizations employ Systems that:
    • Limit growth and development
    • Lead to discouragement and apathy
    • Create unintended barriers or temptations
  • How effective organizations:
    • Build habits into processes
    • Provide meaningful rewards built on recognition and appreciation
    • Balance private correction and open dialogue

Available Support

We are available to support you in your strategy, design, compliance, financial, and monitoring needs. Our team includes business and human relations leaders, finance experts, actuaries, clinicians, behavioral health experts, pharmacy experts, and legal resources to guide you through the strategy and compliance process. Please contact us: [email protected].

Webinar Replay: Context of the Self: “The Complexity of Each Person”

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Watch a replay of the third webinar in Humaculture, Inc.’s “Optimal Behavior: Making Optimal Behavior the Natural Choice” to learn why the self can hamper performance and well-being and how to help People to grow capabilities, inspire motivation, overcome barriers, and resist temptations in order to lead to optimal behavior.

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Objective

In this third session in our series on optimal behavior, we explore how the Context of Self influences behavior. To be effective within the Organization, People need to know and manage themselves through their own narrative and understand the same for the People around them. Organizations fail to use narrative stories to connect People to the meaning of changes they are trying to make. Organizations shy away from giving People constructive feedback, yet People need feedback to Grow. Organizations fail to articulate the reason the Organization exists and how People connect with it. To inspire people to perform, Organizational purpose needs to be clear and create emotional attachment, driving motivation. Finally, Organizations associate fun as something that happens outside the workplace and having fun is regarded as unproductive. However, scientists have discovered that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain, unless it is done in play, in which case it only takes 10 to 20 repetitions.

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” Albert Einstein

Context of Self to Promote Optimal Behavior Key Takeaways

Join us to learn:

  • How ineffective organizations:
    • Don’t understand how People change behavior
    • Don’t Grow Capability and Confidence to change
    • Don’t motivate and inspire change
    • Don’t recognize how People inhibit sustained behavior change
  • How effective organizations:
    • Grow competence in change resilience
    • Inspire and motivate
    • Deploy change sustaining reinforcement tools

Available Support

We are available to support you in your strategy, design, compliance, financial, and monitoring needs. Our team includes business and human relations leaders, finance experts, actuaries, clinicians, behavioral health experts, pharmacy experts, and legal resources to guide you through the strategy and compliance process. Please contact us: [email protected].

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Context of the Self: “The Complexity of Each Person”

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Join us on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 10:30 to 11:00 CDT for the third webinar in Humaculture, Inc.’s “Optimal Behavior: Making Optimal Behavior the Natural Choice.” You will learn why the self can hamper performance and well-being and how to help People to grow capabilities, inspire motivation, overcome barriers, and resist temptations in order to lead to optimal behavior.

Presenters

Objective

In this third session in our series on optimal behavior, we explore how the Context of Self influences behavior. To be effective within the Organization, People need to know and manage themselves through their own narrative and understand the same for the People around them. Organizations fail to use narrative stories to connect People to the meaning of changes they are trying to make. Organizations shy away from giving People constructive feedback, yet People need feedback to Grow. Organizations fail to articulate the reason the Organization exists and how People connect with it. To inspire people to perform, Organizational purpose needs to be clear and create emotional attachment, driving motivation. Finally, Organizations associate fun as something that happens outside the workplace and having fun is regarded as unproductive. However, scientists have discovered that it takes approximately 400 repetitions to create a new synapse in the brain, unless it is done in play, in which case it only takes 10 to 20 repetitions.

“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” Albert Einstein

Context of Self to Promote Optimal Behavior Key Takeaways

Join us to learn:

  • How ineffective organizations:
    • Don’t understand how People change behavior
    • Don’t Grow Capability and Confidence to change
    • Don’t motivate and inspire change
    • Don’t recognize how People inhibit sustained behavior change
  • How effective organizations:
    • Grow competence in change resilience
    • Inspire and motivate
    • Deploy change sustaining reinforcement tools

Available Support

We are available to support you in your strategy, design, compliance, financial, and monitoring needs. Our team includes business and human relations leaders, finance experts, actuaries, clinicians, behavioral health experts, pharmacy experts, and legal resources to guide you through the strategy and compliance process. Please contact us: [email protected].

Webinar Replay: Spaces Context: “Grow a Willow in a Desert? The importance of Spaces”

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Watch a replay of the second webinar in Humaculture, Inc.’s “Optimal Behavior: Making Optimal Behavior the Natural Choice” to learn why spaces can hamper performance and well-being and how to design your spaces to lead to optimal behavior.

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Objective

In this second session in our series on optimal behavior, we explore how spaces influence behavior. The physical space in which you work can elicit mental and physical reactions that impact positively on performance, mental wellbeing and physical health. Today, physical configuration of buildings reflects a bias toward human energy conservation—and against physical activity, thereby contributing to sedentary behavior which has been linked to nearly all costly lifestyle diseases. In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 30% of new or remodeled office buildings show signs of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and that between 10% and 30% of the occupants of these buildings are affected by SBS, e.g. lethargy.

Research further indicates that your physical space can have a positive effect of up to 22% on a range of performance indicators, such as improved concentration, focus, collaboration, learning and cognitive control (working memory, inhibition, and cognitive flexibility). Furthermore, loyalty to an organization is increasingly determined by social and place attachment.

“We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us.” –Winston Churchill

Shaping Spaces to Promote Optimal Behavior Key Takeaways

Join us to learn:

  • Why spaces do not support well-being and may lead to sickness
  • Why spaces hamper performance
  • Why spaces are built counter to tasks
  • How effective spaces can be designed to:
    • Support healthy behavior and choices
    • Improve innovation and performance
    • Support efficient task completion

Available Support

We are available to support you in your strategy, design, compliance, financial, and monitoring needs. Our team includes business and human relations leaders, finance experts, actuaries, clinicians, behavioral health experts, pharmacy experts, and legal resources to guide you through the strategy and compliance process. Please contact us: [email protected].

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Spaces Context: “Grow a Willow in a Desert? The importance of Spaces”

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Join us on Thursday, October 19, from 10:30 to 11:00 CDT for the second webinar in Humaculture, Inc.’s “Optimal Behavior: Making Optimal Behavior the Natural Choice.” You will learn why spaces can hamper performance and well-being and how to design your spaces to lead to optimal behavior.

Presenters

Objective

In this second session in our series on optimal behavior, we explore how spaces influence behavior. The physical space in which you work can elicit mental and physical reactions that impact positively on performance, mental wellbeing and physical health. Today, physical configuration of buildings reflects a bias toward human energy conservation—and against physical activity, thereby contributing to sedentary behavior which has been linked to nearly all costly lifestyle diseases. In addition, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 30% of new or remodeled office buildings show signs of Sick Building Syndrome (SBS) and that between 10% and 30% of the occupants of these buildings are affected by SBS, e.g. lethargy.

Research further indicates that your physical space can have a positive effect of up to 22% on a range of performance indicators, such as improved concentration, focus, collaboration, learning and cognitive control (working memory, inhibition, and cognitive flexibility). Furthermore, loyalty to an organization is increasingly determined by social and place attachment.

“We shape our buildings, and afterwards, our buildings shape us.” –Winston Churchill

Shaping Spaces to Promote Optimal Behavior Key Takeaways

Join us to learn:

  • Why spaces do not support well-being and may lead to sickness
  • Why spaces hamper performance
  • Why spaces are built counter to tasks
  • How effective spaces can be designed to:
    • Support healthy behavior and choices
    • Improve innovation and performance
    • Support efficient task completion

Available Support

We are available to support you in your strategy, design, compliance, financial, and monitoring needs. Our team includes business and human relations leaders, finance experts, actuaries, clinicians, behavioral health experts, pharmacy experts, and legal resources to guide you through the strategy and compliance process. Please contact us: [email protected].

Webinar Replay: Effective Pruning Bears Fruit: Leadership Development

Watch a replay of the fifth webinar in Humaculture, Inc.’s “People Development: A Humaculture® Perspective Series” to learn how to conduct Career Planning to support leadership development, and why “Effective Pruning Bears Fruit” by building leadership capabilities.

Presenters

  • Steve Cyboran, ASA, MAAA, FCA, CEBS, actuary and strategy consultant
  • Wes Rogers, Humaculturist® and strategy consultant
  • Christi Green, RN, MS, PHR, strategy and people consultant

Objective

We’ve talked about how to develop managers to lead to growth and new directions as opposed to staying rooted in the current problems. Now this webinar focuses on how to develop leaders to advance strategy, focus on people, and inspire performance. This results in leadership cultivating the organizational “soil” which leads to real, practical changes that advance the business.

Career Planning: Leadership Development Key Takeaways

During this session, participants will learn that:

  • Leaders fail to make decisions
  • Leadership vacuums create confusion and a toxic environment
  • Leaders who lack a broad perspective undermine operations
  • For effective leadership development organizations must:
    • Understand effective leadership qualities
    • Build and cultivate the right organizational “soil”
    • Develop leaders who have good intuition and decision-making skills
    • Ensure well-rounded leadership team with appropriate autonomy
    • Nurture and develop for intended purposes

Available Support

We are available to support you in your strategy, design, compliance, financial, and monitoring needs. Our team includes business and human relations leaders, finance experts, actuaries, clinicians, behavioral health experts, pharmacy experts, and legal resources to guide you through the strategy and compliance process. Please contact us: [email protected].

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Career Planning: Effective Pruning Bears Fruit: Leadership Development

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Join us on Thursday, April 20 from 12:00 to 12:30 CDT for the fifth webinar in Humaculture, Inc.’s “People Development: A Humaculture® Perspective Series.” You will learn how to conduct Career Planning to support leadership development, and why “Effective Pruning Bears Fruit” by building leadership capabilities.

Presenters

  • Steve Cyboran, ASA, MAAA, FCA, CEBS, actuary and strategy consultant
  • Wes Rogers, Humaculturist® and strategy consultant
  • Christi Green, RN, MS, PHR, strategy and people consultant

Objective

Last webinar, we talked about how to develop managers to lead to growth and new directions as opposed to staying rooted in the current problems. Now it’s time to talk about how to develop leaders to advance strategy, focus on people, and inspire performance. This results in leadership cultivating the organizational “soil” which leads to real, practical changes that advance the business.

Career Planning: Leadership Development Key Takeaways

During this session, participants will learn that:

  • Leaders fail to make decisions
  • Leadership vacuums create confusion and a toxic environment
  • Leaders who lack a broad perspective undermine operations
  • For effective leadership development organizations must:
    • Understand effective leadership qualities
    • Build and cultivate the right organizational “soil”
    • Develop leaders who have good intuition and decision-making skills
    • Ensure well-rounded leadership team with appropriate autonomy
    • Nurture and develop for intended purposes

Webinar Replay: Effective Pruning Bears Fruit: Manager Development

Watch a replay of the fourth webinar in Humaculture, Inc.’s “People Development: A Humaculture® Perspective Series” to learn how to conduct Career Planning to support manager development, and why “Effective Pruning Bears Fruit” by building manager capabilities.

Presenters

  • Steve Cyboran, ASA, MAAA, FCA, CEBS, actuary and strategy consultant
  • Wes Rogers, Humaculturist® and strategy consultant
  • Christi Green, RN, MS, PHR, strategy and people consultant

Objective

We’ve talked about how to “Effectively Prune” to activate and inspire our workplace AND workforce to further grow and develop employees. Now this webinar focuses on how to develop managers to facilitate growth instead of control, to focus on people in addition to results, and to be vision driven instead of a problem solver. This leads to growth and new directions as opposed to staying rooted in the current problems.

Career Planning: Manager Development Key Takeaways

During this session, participants will learn that:

  • Organizations fall into the “star” employee syndrome
  • Organizations don’t think from a people development perspective
  • Culture of Control creates a toxic environment
  • For effective manager development organizations must:
    • Promote intentionally to fulfill vision, mission, values
    • Effectively identify manager qualities/potential
    • Develop and deploy learning and growth opportunities
    • Shift from Culture of Control to Culture of Growth
    • Prepare for appropriate transitions

Available Support

We are available to support you in your strategy, design, compliance, financial, and monitoring needs. Our team includes business and human relations leaders, finance experts, actuaries, clinicians, behavioral health experts, pharmacy experts, and legal resources to guide you through the strategy and compliance process. Please contact us: [email protected].

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Watch the Career Planning: Effective Pruning Bears Fruit: Manager Development Webinar Replay via Rumble.

Career Planning: Effective Pruning Bears Fruit: Manager Development

Join us on Thursday, February 16 from 12:00 to 12:30 CDT for the fourth webinar in Humaculture, Inc.’s “People Development: A Humaculture® Perspective Series.” You will learn how to conduct Career Planning to support manager development, and why “Effective Pruning Bears Fruit” by building manager capabilities.

Presenters

  • Steve Cyboran, ASA, MAAA, FCA, CEBS, actuary and strategy consultant
  • Wes Rogers, Humaculturist® and strategy consultant
  • Christi Green, RN, MS, PHR, strategy and people consultant

Objective

We’ve talked about how to “Effectively Prune” to activate and inspire our workplace AND workforce to further grow and develop employees. Now it’s time to talk about how to use management to grow instead of control, focus on people in addition to results, and be vision driven instead of a problem solver. This leads to growth and new directions as opposed to staying rooted in the current problems.

Career Planning: Manager Development Key Takeaways

During this session, participants will learn that:

  • Organizations fall into the “star” employee syndrome
  • Organizations may not think from a people development perspective
  • Culture of Control creates a toxic environment
  • For effective manager development organizations must:
    • Promote intentionally to fulfill vision, mission, values
    • Effectively identify manager qualities/potential
    • Develop and deploy learning and growth opportunities
    • Shift to a Culture of Growth with accountability
    • Prepare for appropriate transitions

Webinar Replay: Effective Pruning Bears Fruit: Employee Development

Watch a replay of the third webinar in Humaculture, Inc.’s “People Development: A Humaculture® Perspective Series” to learn how to conduct Career Planning to support employee development, and why “Effective Pruning Bears Fruit” by building employee capabilities.

Presenters

  • Steve Cyboran, ASA, MAAA, FCA, CEBS, actuary and strategy consultant
  • Wes Rogers, Humaculturist® and strategy consultant
  • Christi Green, RN, MS, PHR, strategy and people consultant

Employee Development Objective

We’ve talked about how to “Walk the Garden” to assess employees as well as help them develop capabilities to align with the organization’s vision, mission, and values. Now this webinar focuses on how to activate and inspire our workplace AND workforce to further grow and develop employees.  Research is abundantly clear that engaged employees help organizations succeed and bear fruit. There is no silver bullet to increase retention/reduce turnover. However, we do believe that investing in the organizational soil and the culture to nurture and support people will bear the fruits of success!

Career Planning: Employee Development Key Takeaways

During this session, participants will learn that:

  • Organizations sometimes fall into the “warm body syndrome” trap
  • Unhealthy/misaligned cultures disrupt employee development efforts
  • Career planning tends to only occur only for a select few
  • For effective employee development organizations must:
    • Hire and develop intentionally to fulfill the vision, mission, values
    • “Prune” to focus growth as well as direct energy and effort
    • “Trellis and irrigate” to support desired growth
    • Prepare for appropriate transitions

Available Support

We are available to support you in your strategy, design, compliance, financial, and monitoring needs. Our team includes business and human relations leaders, finance experts, actuaries, clinicians, behavioral health experts, pharmacy experts, and legal resources to guide you through the strategy and compliance process. Please contact us: [email protected].

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