In her work with organizations, Dr. Denham brings a comprehensive reflective approach to assist leaders develop their mission and strategy, examine their leadership and organizational culture, assess management practices, develop effective systems for conflict management, improve the work climate, support individual needs and values, and improve individual and organizational performance.
SUPPORTING THE INDIVIDUAL AND THE GROUP
Developing systems that support communication between diverse perspectives, cultures, genders and sexual orientations is essential for creating sustainable and thriving workplace cultures. Creating opportunities for employees to reflect in meaningful ways on what is and isn’t working empowers the individual and the group.
A reflective organizational practice protects against the development of toxic work cultures that enable discrimination and harassment. Toxic work cultures damage relationships, diminish productivity, halt innovation and create apathy towards client creation and client service.
Reflective practice is a key strategy for helping workers be at their most creative and productive. It helps identify opportunities for growth and skill building, determines gaps in knowledge and skills, as well as pockets of innovation, creativity and high performance. As employees work together to solve problems and find solutions to challenging questions, it also provides a natural structure for mentoring and peer feedback.