Methodology

The Human Element® Methodology

provides a comprehensive approach for Organizational Transformation

for business leaders and practitioners

At the heart of all human functioning is the self. The best solutions to organizational and leadership issues require self-awareness as an essential first step. Deeper self-awareness leads to self-acceptance and then self-esteem. As individuals gain self-awareness and self-esteem, they become more open and honest with their co-workers. They redirect the energy they now use for defensiveness, withholding, and other interpersonal struggles into productive work.

- Will Schutz, Ph.D.

An integrated methodology that combines experiential learning based on…

Truth
Choice
Awareness
Truth

Truth is the grand simplifier

Truth telling is the fastest way to solve problems, period. It facilitates teamwork, decision-making, and helps us to be more effective and efficient.

Choice

Choice creates accountability

The choices we make — what we do and don’t do, what we are aware of and what we’re not — create our outcomes. Each one of us is 100% responsible for the situation we are in.

Awareness

Awareness creates clarity

The higher our level of self-awareness and self-esteem, the more our behavior becomes rational and less defensive. When we are aware, we work better with others.

and the scientific rigor of FIRO Theory and instruments

which helps to create…

The Ideal Organization

Accountability

People take responsibility for themselves and blaming is minimal

Openness

People tell each other the truth

Self-Regard

People feel good about themselves and are fully present in what they do

Job Fit

The organization selects, places, and reassigns people into the right jobs and assembles high performing teams

Decision Making

The decision-making process leads to strong motivation and creativity. People are inspired to do their best and do not fight, sabotage, or put others down

Personal Development

People find more personal pleasure at the workplace and develop themselves continuously

Leadership

Leaders model all of these characteristics and inspire people. They admit their mistakes and uncertainties and are open with their employees

Productivity

Absenteeism, illness, and lateness are dramatically reduced. Productivity is greatly increased

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How close is your organization to the ideal?

Successful organizations, like those listed below, work continuously to do all of these well