After two years, the Erasmus+ Fit4BusinessGrowth (F4BG) project is closing, but is it really
the end of just a new beginning?
What is Fit4BusinessGrowth?
Exponential Training has always focused on helping managers and organisations to improve
performance. Over the last two years, Exponential along with four European partners from
Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia and France been developing a new approach to business growth.
John Moore, Exponential’s Managing Director said, “The European Commission has long
recognised the importance of small and medium sized enterprises in terms of job and wealth
creation. Business growth has been a hot topic in recent years, but little attention has been
paid to the stresses that growth can place on employees. Fit4BusinessGrowth set out to
provide growing businesses with some tools to help business owners to manager work place
stress and performance”.
The F4BG Model
The Model comprises a 4×4 grid with each cell representing an aspect of F4BG including
Work-life Balance, Motivation, Organisational Climate and Effective Communication.
The Model is supported by a toolkit for Fit4BusinessGrowth Coaches and companies. The
toolkits 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.
The Future of F4BG?
Since its conception, over 50 F4BG Coaches have been trained and over 120 companies
have benefited from the project. The partners have created a European Directory of F4BGcoaches and a set of 25 company case studies.
Going forward each of the partners has developed a national plan to further develop the
F4BG Model. In the UK, Exponential Training will be developing the diagnostic tool into an
on-line 360 degree based tool. It is expected that the upgraded F4BG 360-degree
assessment will be ready early in 2018.
John Moore, added, “We are also planning to integrate the F4BG tools and resources into
our Chartered management Institute professional qualification programmes. Our aim is to
engage 200+ managers, consultants and business coaches in the use of F4BG Business
Details about the new F4BG developments will be shared later this year with a planned
launch early in 2018.