The People Skills Group, LLC is a people development consultancy located in the Greater Philadelphia area. We help teams, leaders and individuals develop the skills to work better together. Our Team consists of our President and Founder, and Business Partners and Affiliates. We are consultants, trainers, facilitators and coaches, that help you, your teams and your leaders to effectively navigate the challenges that arise when people work together.
We follow the principle that organizational health requires two distinct yet interdependent areas: functional expertise and effective work processes (Smart*) AND healthy and transparent interpersonal relationships (Healthy*). We focus on building your interpersonal relationship capital (Healthy) so you can mine the collective intellectual expertise for moving your organization to reach its goals (Smart).
(*from Patrick Lencioni, 5 Dysfunctions of a Team)
With routine, predictable, modular work on the decline, more and more of the tasks that people do require judgment, coping with uncertainty, suggesting new ideas, and coordinating and communicating with others. This means that voice is mission critical. And so, for anything but the most independent or routine work, psychological safety is intimately tied to freeing people up to pursue excellence. Amy Edmondson, The Fearless Organization
Trust between individuals is the foundation for Psychologically Safe cultures. Research has shown that psychologically safe organizational cultures have a competitive advantage for learning, innovation and growth.
Our aim is to help you and your teams build the trusting interpersonal relationships and team dynamics that support a culture where everyone is respected for the strengths and perspectives they bring to the table, without judgment.
We start our engagements by fostering a self-discovery process for everyone involved, through group facilitation or in a one-on-one setting. We help people on your teams first understand who they are at their core, and then share their unique styles and perspectives for mutual understanding.