Based on the latest mind / brain research and the principles used to train athletes, astronauts and performing artists the Superworking® program consists of four one-day workshops conducted over one month. This allows the strategies used to be developed, practiced and reinforced in the workplace in leadership and management contexts. The program builds the ability to maintain peak performance under pressure; changing the way you live and work forever.
Designed to trigger long-term behavior change, the researched outcomes reveal happier, more effective, committed, creative and better balanced individuals – who get more done in less time with less stress.
Using a holistic approach, Superworking® goes to the heart of what the individual is about. The program guides participants through a personal journey into their motivations, their experiences, their patterns of thinking and finally their personal drives, visions and passions.
Behavioural Scientist and Superworking® program designer Susanne Rix has been involved in the study of high performance, exceptional leaders, successful creators and outstanding sports people since the early 1980's. Working initially with the Australian Department of Health and the University of Sydney, Susanne developed a series of programs aimed at lifting personal effectiveness by applying the latest mind/brain research and by lifting personal well-being. Their interdisciplinary approach led to the development of Superworking® - a behaviour change program that results in measurable improvements in personal effectiveness, team cohesion, leadership skills, work/life balance and wellbeing. More recently, Susanne Rix initiated and presented the first three national conferences in Health, Stress and Fitness in the workplace. At the leading edge of mind-body training for leadership and management and the development of human potential, Susanne is author of the best selling book Superworking®: How to Achieve Peak Performance without Stress which provides the background, research and documented outcomes of the Superworking® program.
Deborah Moyle has been personally trained by Susanne Rix to deliver the Superworking® program in both public and in-house forums around Australia and overseas.
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Superworking® program dates for 2010
Sydney / Newcastle
Cairns / Mackay
Adelaide / Alice Springs
Brisbane / Gold Coast
Brisbane / Toowoomba
Perth / Bunbury
Auckland / Wellington / Christchurch
NOTE: Program dates and central venue to be confirmed once Expressions of Interest have been received.
IN-HOUSE Superworking® PROGRAMS AVAILABLE – contact us with your preferred dates and participant numbers.
Who is Superworking® for?
Superworking® is designed for anyone who:
- Works under any kind of pressure
- Needs to manage information/knowledge
- Wants to balance work/family life effectively
- Is in leadership roles
- Deals with conflicting demands
- Works in teams
- Handles conflict
- Is placed in high stress situations (meetings, presentations, negotiations)
- Is required to concentrate for sustained periods
- Needs to think strategically
Needs to think creatively
- Needs to think
Key Subject Areas
While each workshop program is structured to meet the specific needs and experiences of the participants involved, a number of key subject areas provide the core of the program.
Mind-Body Training - A system of exercises and training techniques that move the thought waves into their most effective patterns. The point at which mental clarity is high but physical tension is low. This section examines the physical pre-requisites to peak intellectual and physical performance. The studies of highly successful people provide models for comparison.
Work/Life balance - What does it really mean? How do highly effective manage to sustain successful relationships and personal well-being. Steps to successful personal control of work and leisure.
Building self-efficacy - the key to confidence, self-esteem, optimism and success.
Resilience and stress management - How to enhance the beneficial effects of stress and minimise the destructive effects. Preventing burnout. How to improve effectiveness under high levels of sustained pressure.
Creativity and Innovation - The right- and left-brain function. Analysis of present thinking style. Methods of developing whole-brain activity - the point where right-brain creativity combines with left-brain logic to develop imaginative and workable solutions. Exercises and practice in developing right-brain, left-brain and whole-brain activities.
Change Management - Strategies to examine the impact of change. How to build personal flexibility in constantly changing systems.
Extending Performance Cycles - What is peak performance? What are the triggers? At what point does effectiveness begin to decline? How to prevent the decline. How to tap into and sustain peak performance. How to inspire others to higher levels of effectiveness.
Problem Solving and Decision Making - The latest methods for developing a whole-brain approach to problem solving. Techniques to enable participants to clearly see the complex overview - to cut through the confusion of multiple solutions and crystallise the vital issues.
Mind Mapping - How to use this powerful tool for planning, problem solving, note taking, summarising and more. This technique uses far fewer words than traditional methods, to greater effect, leaving more time for listening and taking part in discussions. It is efficient, fast, simple and dramatically improves recall.
Multiple Intelligences- New approaches to understanding and using intelligence. Breaking away from the old mind sets that limit our views of ability. Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Intelligence (EQ)
Whole-brain Teams How thinking styles enhance or inhibit team effectiveness. Conflict prevention by understanding and valuing diversity. The Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument is used as a tool to identify the diverse thinking styles that make up an effective team. How to use this to handle difficult people more effectively and to build highly effective low stress teams.
Vision and Values - Developing a long term vision and action plan aligned with personal values. Integrating motivation,commitment and integrity.
Mental Models - Breaking out of restrictive belief systems and creating an individual mindset. Achieving breakthrough thinking by identifying and challenging assumptions.
Mental Rehearsal - Mental rehearsal has been used for decades to enhance sports performance. The same techniques can be used to lift effectiveness in any situation, and these are adapted for use in the work environment.
Cognitive Restructuring- Thoughts and beliefs can make or break us. Self-limiting thought processes are identified and shifted to provide the foundation for building self-efficacy.
Outcomes for individuals
The four one-day workshops are conducted over four weeks to ensure that strategies used are developed, practiced and reinforced in the workplace before training is complete. It takes participants on a journey into a deeper and deeper understanding of how to access more of their personal potential.
A core component in the training is understanding and using the brain more effectively. Superworking® includes activities which increase the flow of oxygen to the brain (proven to improve recall, concentration and problem-solving skills) as well as training in using the area of the brain largely suppressed by our education process - the area responsible for creativity and innovation.
Superworking® applies the principles as practiced by peak performers in a multitude of professional fields such as elite athletes, astronauts and performing artists are applied to leadership and management. Based on extensive research these are easy, simple, quick and practical techniques that you can use to tap into the vast unused resources of your mind and body. Over four weeks, you will develop, monitor and evaluate your personal and professional capabilities in critical performance areas; including: relationship management, leadership and negotiation, strategic thinking and work output. Many discover new ways to develop a healthier work/life balance.
Outcomes for organisations
Superworking® has been developed and continues to be updated with ‘cutting edge’ academic research into the qualities of sustained success. Successful organisations are made up of successful and motivated individuals with a sense of fulfillment. The Superworking® program is about the individual – and how each individual operates at his or her potential. How they can manage themselves, develop social skills and work with the culture in which they find themselves. This minimal training can have a major impact in organisations.
Superworking® answers such questions as…
What triggers peak performance in individuals – and how is it sustained without burnout?
How can the behaviours of success be learned – particularly by those not open to behaviour change?
Superworking® has well documented results including reduced working hours, reduced absenteeism, improved effectiveness and enhanced team cohesion as well as some key competitive advantages such as improved innovation, competitiveness and the triple bottom line. Where measured, results of attending Superworking® have included:
- 28% reduction in working hours
- 4% increase in chargeable hours
- 50 % decrease in absenteeism
- 250% increase in promotion rate
- 4 year decrease in ‘health age’
- 25% decrease in compensation claims
- 2% decrease in staff turnover
- 94% claimed to have more energy, commitment and drive
Conducted over four training days spread over four weeks, Superworking® uses peer coaching, introspection and peer support to help bring about the desired results. Superworking® is personal, experiential and interactive.
Bottom line results indicate this is an ideal platform for culture change – to build a strong culture and shared values. It can be run at any level in an organisation - from top to bottom – and in small or large organisations. Superworking® builds more effective organisations by building more effective people.
Many ‘Top 50’ organisations as well as a large number of smaller public and private organisations have benefited from the Superworking® program, including:
Contact with previous participants to discuss the benefits of the program to themselves and to their organisation can be arranged.