Benefits of Theatre Based Training for Inclusive Leadership
Our theatre-based leadership training programme applies high impact, engaging drama that serves as a mirror for certain behaviours and attitudes. The idea is to confront certain issues, such as unconscious bias. This isn’t an attack and is not an excuse to expose and humiliate individuals. The experience is intended to be honest, enjoyable, and engaging for all while serving as an effective tool to put behaviours and attitudes into context.
This, in turn, helps people see and take ownership of these behaviours and attitudes. Inclusion comes about when ownership is achieved. From there, a new way of doing things can be discovered and embraced throughout the organisation.
There are countless benefits to using theatre-based inclusion training, such as:
- Happier and More Engaged Staff
- More Confident Staff
- Improved Staff Retention
- Improved Decision Making
- Reduced Work-Related Issues
Promotes a Happier Atmosphere in the Workplace
Toxic behaviours and attitudes can make for an unpleasant working environment. This can have a myriad of knock-on effects, impacting morale, productivity, and staff retention. By creating a workplace built on inclusion, these negative behaviours and attitudes can be replaced with ones conducive to a happier atmosphere in which employees feel valued and accepted.
Increased Staff Retention
Employees who are happy and secure in their roles are far less likely to consider leaving. So long as a person’s needs are met, and they feel valued, they are likely to remain with a company for many years, even indefinitely. Employees also won’t feel forced to leave because of mistreatment at the hands of fellow employees or even members of management.
Encourages Teamwork and Critical Thinking
Through theatre-based inclusion training, inclusive leaders are forged. Such leaders are more attuned to different ideas and perspectives. They know how to extract the fullest potential from each person and how to promote teamwork and critical thinking. Fresh input can only make the team stronger and allow for more informed decision making. Plus, employees are more likely to be receptive to change and new ways of doing things if they feel like they are valued and heard.
Increases Confidence in Both Employer and Employee
Our training increases confidence in both the employer and employee. Inclusion makes it easier for employees to feel like they can express ideas or present feedback, or speak up with issues they might be experiencing. Conversely, employers can feel confident that changes will be readily accepted and implemented.
This might sound rather dull, but the training we offer is designed to be fun and engaging! We’ve found that theatre-based training is far more effective at conveying ideas and making them stick than long, laborious classroom-based training courses.