Sunday, 30 December 2018

Yes,lets!..Unmask

Friends,

Yes,Lets!  is a series of Applied improv exercises which we have used in various workshops. The invitation to the readers here is to connect with us if they want to know in detail how these exercises where done and debriefed. This series is a way to say thank you to all our participants who helped us grow as Creative facilitator and a way to welcome new learners who want to know and explore the field of applied improv.

So the first one in this series is ;

Yes,lets!..Unmask

How many of us are aware that we wear masks of the roles  (husband, wife, father, son, daughter) or at workplace the designation or the job we do? Are we aware that the mask becomes a part of us and we miss seeing our real selves?

Yes,lets!…For once remove the masks of the roles we play and be ourselves ,discover the power within

It’s very interesting to see when we ask the participants to draw “Who you are”. For a few minutes they look perplexed as for this is one question that has never crossed their minds to think and reflect on. Who are we really?

Slowly gathering their thoughts then they start sketching (mind you, they have only 5 mins do this exercise). There are few participants even at the end of the exercise present a blank paper. It gets too overwhelming for them to think about something which they didn’t think even mattered.

Over the years we have seen people representing themselves as sun, water (very common), birds (that too), stick figures. It gets interesting to see when people draw the roles they play in the organisation as who they are. They sit back and reflect when they hear other people talk and realise that we are more human than the jobs and designations then the real unmasking takes place.

It was a moment of reflection for me when one my senior participant drew garbage and explained how as a HR professional he felt in that organisation. It took courage for him to speak about it in front of his peers who then realised how they were treating that department. It was amazing to see how one person’s sketch can actually surface an organisation’s unseen culture.

Another interesting incident I recall was when we were having a meeting with the decision makers and make them understand what is actually applied improv. The CEO was also present in that meeting. I posed the same question draw “Who are you”? It was very interesting to see and hear what the CEO had sketched. He  had drawn a laptop (surprising isn’t it! wait for his explanation) He said” I read mails the whole day and reply to them, so I am more like a data operator guy”. A CEO of a large Indian MNC calling himself a data operator, what’s interesting here is when he takes decisions which role does he operate from? (The designation given to him or the role he thinks he plays)

A simple exercise yet so powerful. An exercise that makes people aware from which lenses they see themselves which has a very important impact when decisions (for self and others) are taken, how conflict’s, stress and change is handled by them.

The above exercise was done with a group of health professionals who had an interesting reflection after this exercise. They mostly had drawn things that represented helping and caring about others, in the profession they are in which is of at most importance. But in that they had forgotten to take care and help themselves which is the reason why they felt stressed and we were called in to work with them.

Yes, applied improv does this. It gives the person the freedom to explore, take risks. It creates a space of trust and creates empathy .

Yes, let’s take a pen and sketch “Who are you” you will be amazed to see what comes on that paper.
Happy Improvising!

Cheers,
Shyam

New year wishes and a big Thank You from 60 Bits Consulting





























Seasons Greetings!

As another successful year comes to an end, we at 60 Bits Consulting would like to take this moment to thank you as the year was specially marked by the umpteen support and enormous faith shown by our clients and participants towards us, and we can’t be more thankful!

2018 has been an important year for us as we scaled up our HR & OD Consulting and added new Training offerings:
  •           Inculcated novel methodologies such as using Creative and Process Facilitation (without the use of power point slides) in our delivery
  •           Successfully executed six batches of our signature program LEAF (Learning and Engaging Actively thru Facilitation) a govt Certified Course offering Certified Professional Process Facilitator (CPPF) in India and one batch at Bangladesh
  •           Mindfulness workshops for Change Management, Customer Centricity and Peak Performance
  •       Using Applied Improv tailor made programs for the Health care professionals and Hospitality professionals.


The countdown for the new year has begun, and we at 60 Bits Consulting are eager and excited to kick-start the new year 2019 with a bang! We would love to work with you soon for our flagship programs catering to your industry. 

With the hope of an opportunity to serve you in the coming year, we wish you a very happy new year!

Looking forward to interact with you soon for your People and Learning needs!

Cheers,
Shyam

Every end is a new beginning... Happy 2019! #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #consulting #workshop #training #OD #LEAF #facilitation


Friday, 28 December 2018

A comfort zone is a beautiful place...but nothing grows there #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #consulting #training #workshop #facilitation


How you make others feel about themselves, says a lot about you. #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #training #workshop #consulting #facilitation


Life is like a race...keep growing, learning and enjoying the journey Many thanks dear friends for all your kind wishes today on my birthday...God bless you all. Stay happy stay blessed #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting


Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Useful to stay on time and stay on track while doing process Facilitation and training #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #facilitation #facilitationskills #training #workshop #LEAF #consulting #HR #OD


Monday, 24 December 2018

Celebrate the joy of gifting...Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #training #workshop #facilitation #LEAF


Sunday, 23 December 2018

The power of "WE" #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #training #facilitation #workshop #consulting #processes #communication #performance


SmarTalk...the art of effective communication skills #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #training #communication #workshop #facilitationskills #Facilitation #processes


Saturday, 22 December 2018

One word check out #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #training #workshop #communication #facilitation #facilitationskills


Let's Play... Practice session on the skills learnt in the workshop #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #communication #training #workshop #Facilitation #facilitationskills


Communication times Learning by the participants #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #communication #training #workshop #learning #consulting #performance


Friday, 21 December 2018

What's the message... One day SmarTalk workshop for executives #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #communication #training #workshop #consulting


The truth is within YOU!


























As the popular saying goes, it takes half your life before you discover life is a "DIY - Do it yourself" project. It is only YOU who can make a difference to yourself.

Some people are exceptional because of their courage and their willingness to embrace inner change by asking challenging questions.

They show their readiness to listen and become capable of breaking out of inherited collective mind patterns that have kept us in bondage to suffering for many years.

Each one of us have within ourselves the capability to create our own rainbows so long as we are willing to discover the treasures within us.

Cheers,
Shyam

Thursday, 20 December 2018

Good Design Thinking Questions



  • ·      Customers change their minds because…
  • ·      Staff become de-motivated because…
  • ·      People don’t buy-in to change because…
  • ·      We would be more successful if…
  • ·      Communications would be more effective if…
  • ·      Quality improvements could be achieved by…
  • ·      In order to solve problems more effectively we should…

Wednesday, 19 December 2018

Crucial conversations.. and Dialogue towards personal commitment plan #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #Facilitation #changemanagement #training #workshop #LEAF #consulting


Facilitating Change journey for our client... #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #changemanagement #leadership #Facilitation #workshop #training #consulting


Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Ways of working sets the tone for the participants in a subtle way once co created with them... #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #facilitation #consulting #learning #LEAF #customeroreintation


Monday, 17 December 2018

8th batch... welcome our new participants who are exploring and getting Certified Professional Process Facilitator ( CPPF ) #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #LEAF #facilitationskills #facilitator #processes


Saturday, 15 December 2018

What do you see... Participants of our LEAF workshop using our Facilitator kit (image cards) for their Facilitative session #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #LEAF #training #consulting #facilitation #workshop #HR #OD #processes


Friday, 14 December 2018

Authentic Change...

Two questions arise when we talk about Changes:

1. What can be changed?
2. What need not be changed?

Change is possible only when we connect with our authentic selves. Our world will change when we begin to be responsible for ourselves.

Change your thoughts and you change the world - Norman Vincent Peale

Let's PLAY... #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60bitsconsulting #LEAF #performance #engagement #training #workshop #leadership #goals #engagement


Thursday, 13 December 2018

Think WIFT...


Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Learning and engaging actively through Facilitation ...8th batch of LEAF workshop registration open... Become a Certified Professional Process Facilitator ( CPPF) #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #LEAF #certified #training #workshop #facilitation


We are all in the same game, just different levels ... #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting


Diary pages...powerful process to begin as part of check in to the workshop #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #HR #OD #consulting #training #workshop #facilitation #process #processes #LEAF


Monday, 10 December 2018

Questions about questions... Rule to remember "instead of the last question, the audience receives your prepared and planned conclusion" #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #HR #OD #consulting #training #workshop #facilitation #processes #leadership


Fun with selfie and check out... #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #LEAF #facilitation #consulting #training #HR #OD #workshop #conflict #performance #feedback


Feedback is breakfast for champions... Feedback of our past LEAF workshop participant ...music to our ears to do much more...#60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #LEAF #workshop #training #HR #OD #consulting #improv #facilitation


What travels faster in organization.. Murmur and rumour Establish ways of working for driving results #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #HR #OD #consulting #leadership #communication #performance #facilitation #processes


Sunday, 9 December 2018

Deep reflections and conversations... constraint creates creativity #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #HR #OD #consulting #performance #leadership #training #workshop #facilitation #processes


Engaging Minds and heart...thru ...Think WIFT #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #consulting #HR #OD #training #workshop #performance #conflict #HRM #facilitation


In deep thoughts... reflections, introspections and learnings...one of the core competencies of a Facilitator #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #HR #OD #consulting #training #facilitation #processes #LEAF #workshop


Group convergence... Brainstorming in progress #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #HR #OD #training #consulting #learning #facilitation #processes #conflict #performance #results


Saturday, 8 December 2018

Meet our learner Dorota a facilitator, coach and consultant from Poland... Awesome energy, enthusiasm and engagement... #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #HR #training #workshop #consulting #performance #facilitation #skills #OD #CPF #LEAF


Think WIFT... optimising performance through understanding of your conflict management style #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #HR #OD #consulting #LEAF #facilitation #CPF #IAF #conflict #performance #leadership #processes


Friday, 7 December 2018

Excited to facilitate a session on optimising performance by understanding our conflict management style thru TKI mode of instrument... #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #HR #leadership #performance #training #workshop #facilitation #conflict


4th batch of Leadership workshops and love the energy and enthusiasm of the learner's #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #learning #training #workshop #leadership #facilitation #LEAF


Engaging mind and heart... Happy to meet Jan Lelie, co founder of IAF Netherlands, author of 3 books on Facilitation and a fellow CPF at the 5th IAF India Conference #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #LEAF #facilitation #HR #consulting #OD


Thursday, 6 December 2018

Know your worth. You must find the courage to leave the table if respect is no longer being served.


Happy to facilitate a session at the 5th IAF India Facilitators Conference at Lonavala #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #LEAF #facilitation



Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Precious time: sometimes we are so busy being busy that we find ourselves plateauing in terms of our learning. What can you do to create more time for things that matter and that will move you in the direction you want to go? #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #training #workshop #HR #consulting #OD #training #workshop #leadership #performance #facilitation #creativearts #process


We are more productive when we play to our strengths. #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #HR #OD #leadership #consulting #performance #training #workshop


3rd batch ... Leadership Development... driving performance #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #leadership #OD #HR #consulting #training #workshop


We learn and grow by getting feedback on how we are doing. This means the more feedback we have the better we can become when we act in it. The only way to do this is by practicing receiving and giving feedback to the best effect. #60bits #60BitsConsulting #leadership #HR #consulting #training #workshop #OD #LEAF #performance #feedback #culture


Tuesday, 4 December 2018

Teams who have the opportunity to do what they do best every day significantly outperform the competition on every measurement. It is important for us to understand our own strengths and blind spots and those of our colleagues so we are all playing to our strengths. #60bits #60bitsconsulting #60Bitsconsulting #HR #OD #consulting #training #workshop #learning


Use gratitude to drive your thinking, not worry and self criticism. Worry is the misuse of imagination. Life is short and we can't worry about the future when we don't know what will happen. Life is a million moments. Even bad moments in life are just things we can learn from. #gratitude #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #consulting #HR #OD #leadership #training #facilitation


We recognize that autonomy is one of the hardest things to give. It is one of those things that we think we will do when the moment is right, but guess what? That moment rarely comes. #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #consulting #HR #OD #leadership #performance #facilitation #process #processes #LEAF


Monday, 3 December 2018

We must believe we can improve ...known as a growth mindset #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #leadership #HR #consulting #training #OD #performance


Shaping your team's path... It will help you to understand where your team members want too and how you can help them to get there. It's all about finding out what makes them tick! #60bits #60BitsConsulting #60Bitsconsulting #training #workshop #consulting #facilitation #performance #processes #LEAF