Being proactive

Being proactive is a behaviour that we know to be a key differentiator for performance, and one that business leaders highly value. This workshop will support team members on how to ‘step up’ and take initiative when it comes to sharing their ideas and solutions to challenges -whilst being appropriate and respectful.

Max 12 participants
100 mins


On your business

  • Increased company productiveness – initiating proactive practices throughout the workplace drives productivity- managers can spend less time “chasing” their team members, and motivation to work is self-driven 
  • Increased motivation throughout the workforce – by identifying situations where proactivity can be applied, this drives motivation throughout the organisation. People who feel they have been proactive and productive naturally feel more satisfied with their day’s work- therefore increasing motivation and reducing burnout 
  • Improved employee satisfaction – being proactive gives a greater sense of a “job well done”, as well as enabling an employee a greater sense of autonomy and independence within their role. 

As a result of this workshop participants will

  • Understand what it means to be proactive at work without overstepping, which can risk damage to relationships or outcomes. 
  • Identify situations at work where they could step up and take more ownership and accountability, supporting greater efficiency within their team. 
  • Discover how to drive control and with their manager about how they can be more proactive, within the scope of their role, and have greater impact.  
  • Take practical steps to boost their proactivity at work going forward, achieving key benefits for both them and the wider team. 

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Want to know more?

Taking steps towards being more proactive has the potential to benefit more than just the individual. When the balance is right, a proactive approach can benefit the wider team, clients, managers and in fact the whole company!  Managers often encourage their team members to ‘be more proactive’, but what does this really mean?

This workshop will support team members on how to ‘step up’ without ‘overstepping the mark’ and take initiative to speak up with ideas and challenges – whilst being appropriate and respectful. Participants will explore how to clarify the scope of their role and take control of the areas within it, allowing them to drive their own performance whilst positively contributing towards the wider team outcomes. 

Who will benefit?

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Early career employees

who are onboarded into their new role and ready to start taking more accountability.

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New joiners

who are experienced employees transitioning to a new workplace ready to step up and be proactive in a different environment.

Enjoyable session. Good pace, clearly presented, great anecdotal references.

Being proactive participant

Helped me reflect on myself and enter the job more confidently.

Being proactive participant

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