Every year, Exponential Training works with Partners from across Europe as part of the Erasmus+ programme. This year, we are leading a project called Fit4BusinessGrowth (F4BG) and today, I am delighted to announce the release of the F4BG Model.
The inspiration for the project came about when Exponential Training Director, John Moore, qualified as a Counsellor.
"During my Master’s Degree, I studied ‘High Performance Work Practices' and researched these within the context of the UK programme Investors in People. This indirectly led to Exponential Training delivering two UK-based projects: Improving Business Competitiveness and the Growth Enabler - this in turn lead us introducing the concept of the High Growth Coaching into Europe.
As a qualified Counsellor, I have always thought that most Business Support programmes neglect one important area: the wellness of the people in the businesses, hence F4BG combines strategies covering not only High Performance Work Practices, but also Wellness in Business – hence F4BG."
The F4BG Model
The F4BG partners, Varna Economic Development Agency (VEDA), Universite de Bordeaux, BEST Institut für berufsbezogene Weiterbildung und Personaltraining GmbH (BEST), Smart Growth for Business Consulting and Exponential Training & Assessment began by researching best practices in High Performance Working Practices and Wellness in Business. Led by Best Institut Fur Berufsbezogene Weiterbildung Und Personal Training GMBH, the partners developed the F4BG Model.
The Model comprises a 4x4 grid with each cell representing an aspect of F4BG including Work-life Balance, Motivation, Organisational Climate and Effective Communication.
The F4BG Toolkit
To help companies to implement F4BG, partners have developed a diagnostic assessment. The assessment is supported by a practical Toolkit containing dozens of practical, hands-on ideas for promoting and supporting sustainable business growth and wellness in business.
One of the tools, Performance Feedback, focusses upon Sharing Feedback, Respecting Confidences and Providing Timely Feedback. To download a FREE copy of the Performance Feedback Tool, please click the button at the bottom on this blog post.
Get Involved with F4BG
Currently, Project Partners are looking to train a team of F4BG Coaches in the UK, Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia and France. If you are a Coach or a Consultant, working with small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) and are interested in becoming a F4BG Coach, please contact us directly or visit http://fit4businessgrowth.eu for more information.