This is an organizational group training technique that was formulated and has been utilized by Professor Hickling for the past 30 years in academic and socio-cultural environments locally, regionally, and internationally. The aim of “Changing Minds” is to help organizations to develop a more cohesive team that works efficiently in the achievement of organizational goals. This is based on the understanding that for many businesses there may be a gap between the organizational vision and employee commitment to achieving this vision.
During the “Changing Minds” group activity, individuals are facilitated in the exploration and resolution of counter-productive behavioural practices through the development of insight. The development of group and individual insight is achieved through in-depth guided discussions that aim to unearth and link significant past events to current problems. Participants are encouraged to speak about their experiences and express their opinions while the group provides a forum for analytical dialogue to unmask and refute false assumptions that lead to counter-productive thinking and behaviours. The aim of the discussions is to create insight about the way in which individual and/or corporate experiences have resulted in and perpetuated current problems.