Seizing the day is team building and more. Seizing the day is a big, bold, abstract catch-all with high expectations of improving morale, reducing turnover, and increasing productivity—all leading to a better bottom line. There are four levels of seizing the day.
An event for 6 to 300 people to get out of the work environment, get to know each other better, reduce stress, and have fun! This is usually a half to full day event.
A workshop for 6 to 50 people for one to two days. An assessment is used to understand what the team does well, what the team might learn to do better and to focus on key objectives. Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) might be used to help participants gain better self management. Follow-up work might be useful to promote continued learning.
A program designed for 6 to 24 participants over a two to four day period in areas of leadership, innovation, courage and attitude. Pre-program assessment of all participants is essential to understand current levels of skill and possible areas of growth. Follow-up and coaching is recommended.
Involves the whole organization dealing with transition. At the heart of culture change is creating an inspiring vision and an achievable strategic plan. This is a deep process that takes time. Unhealthy work environments, mergers and acquisitions, and high level leadership transitions are all candidates for culture change. Culture change involves Discovery and Skill Development as well as ongoing coaching.
Carrpe Diem’s approach to seizing the day is based upon the Chinese proverb:
I hear. I forget. • I see. I remember. • I do. I understand.