We forge our professional identity around our career successes and setbacks, often ignoring the role our environment plays. When the environment changes (for example, new colleagues or new structure) we do not always understand why success can be so much harder to achieve and we often struggle to make everything work like it did before. Under pressure, we can retreat deep into the comfort zone of the behaviours which brought us past success, ignoring the damage those behaviours cause and making success harder to achieve.
Understanding how our environment affects our behaviour is key to sustained team efficiency – and continuous career development – but facing the truth is sometimes difficult, uncomfortable and makes us vulnerable, and we need help to push through those self-constructed barriers.
Jenson8 develops workshops to safely throw your team in at the deep end to overcome resistance and uncover the stories that brought individuals to where they are today. We expose their reactions to their environment, we challenge their assumptions and help them experience the difficult and sometimes uncomfortable truths about their behaviour and how it affects those they work with.
After everything is laid bare, the workshop turns to rebuild the team, encouraging interdependency, empathy and trust between participants, focusing on what they can take back to the workplace so they can each find their own way to contribute to greater team success.
Our workshops establish trust, reveal vulnerability, encourage reflection and guide introspection. The Jenson8 team lead sessions where participants learn about themselves and each other, taking risks and showing courage, removing layers one at a time to reveal what pushes them forward and what holds them back.
The workshops revolve around you and your teams, encouraging honesty and authenticity to get results. Jenson8 will question, challenge and inspire the participants; we take everyone out of their comfort zone in order to demonstrate what each individual represents to the team and how critical it is that we control our reactions to our environment.
The objective of our workshops is to take the participants through a powerful journey of discovery to leave a lasting understanding of self that they can take back with them to the workplace along with the commitment to use this understanding to make the necessary changes going forward.
Our workshops are custom designed for your needs and can be tailored for any team, big or small, experienced or not. We work with cross functional and cross cultural teams in multiple industries. To date, we have held workshops in over 25 countries with teams on a global, regional and local scale.
Virtual Reality (VR) is taking its first steps outside the video gaming arena and entering the corporate space, bringing game theory and immersive learning opportunities to even more audiences. There are significant benefits in using VR as an education and training tool.
It enables users to close the perceptive and temporal gap so that cause and effect are tightly linked and the lessons learned during the VR experience are deeply anchored and have a longer lasting impact, particularly on users' attitude and empathy.
It provides a deeper understanding of others, using more sensory capabilities and motor skills than traditional learning tools; users literally walk in someone else's shoes, directly experiencing what others experience.
Users can repeat the experience several times to learn from hindsight, participating in the action influencing their behaviours back in the real world. VR forces participants to face the impact they have on others, on their environments and on their future selves - and gives them the opportunity to make the necessary changes to alter the future.
Taking advantage of this technical innovation, Jenson8 has developed a VR platform to immerse participants in situations designed for the strongest impact.
Our VR workshops combine VR technology with successful learning techniques and the power of play, pioneering a new era of learning. When workshops are not restricted by what can be achieved in a room, anything can happen – outer space encounters, underwater danger, flying and defying gravity, shrinking and playing with scale – situations are designed to create intense experiences to deliver lessons that the participants will not forget when they return to the workplace.
In our virtual worlds participants safely experience difficult situations, to learn how stress and their reaction to it triggers different outcomes. Leaving their day-to-day environment, they have nothing to hide behind and must rely on their own true selves to solve the challenges thrown at them.
In courage we take risks.
In trust we open up.
By making participants become comfortable with the uncomfortable, Jenson8 leads the way to true self-awareness and to a more efficient, stronger and higher performing team.