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“If it ain’t broke, break it!” – that’s the mantra of disruptive companies like Netflix, Uber and Apple that are taking their markets by storm. Complacent businesses continue to be swept aside, which is why everyone in every organisation everywhere needs to be constantly looking for ways of challenging the status quo – and coming up with innovative ways of staying relevant in a rapidly changing world.

This fascinating, thought-provoking and practical session will get your people buzzing with ideas on how everyone can play a part in making small – and sometimes larger – changes that will take their team, department or business to the next level and beyond.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will:

  • Understand why ‘playing it safe’ can be the most dangerous strategy of all
  • Know what they can do to give their company a competitive advantage
  • Appreciate the pressing need (to quote the late Steve Jobs), to ‘Think Different’
  • Know about the theory of marginal gains and how to make 1% improvements
  • Leave with practical ways of being proactive and showing greater initiative

Please note that these outcomes are a guide only and the precise outcomes will vary with the delivery method and duration of the session.

Challenging the status quo

Challenging the Status Quo

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Tailoring our design for you

This outline provides a great flavour of the skills and knowledge your people will benefit from by attending any Speak First training or coaching on this topic – whether standard, tailored or bespoke.

Here’s how Speak First can make the training even more relevant for you and your people:

Tailored Design

Tailored design develops existing content and enhances it with relevant case studies, role-plays and more to make the learning even more effective for your people

Bespoke Design

Working in partnership with you, we develop bespoke solutions that incorporate this, and other topics, to create custom solutions for your organisation’s specific needs

Sample Participant Journey

The learning solutions featured on our website can all stand on their own as high-quality and high-impact learning interventions for your team – however, they are at their best when delivered as part of a wider learning programme, helping you achieve your strategic imperatives and your people benefit from much deeper and expansive learning journeys. We work with you as consultants, collaborators and design partners to establish learning outcomes and create the perfect programme - below is an example of what your people’s learning journey might look like.


Overall scope of programme agreed with client
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
In-between work: on-the-job assignments
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Facilitated learning group sessions (group coaching)
Virtual/face-to-face training session(s)
Programme closing session – a celebration of success
Continuous learning support, virtual or face-to-face

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