We recently launched the Good Professional Project. The ambition of this project is to engage the profession in a critical and reflective discussion on the nature of professionalism and to put a human face to the profession, with role models to inspire people in our sphere of work.
This project is aiming to develop ideas to engage, motivate and retain talented individuals. We are now facilitating workshops with staff from individual organisations on the nature of being professional and the future of the profession to identifying character traits, abilities and competencies needed in the future. This will help us to create narratives and illustrate stories that can promote the firm and the profession.
The interactive sessions that we host utilise design-thinking tools and the following components:
Purpose – reflection and discussion on what it means to be a professional and what characteristics provide distinctive identity for the firm and the profession
Personas – collaborating in small groups to create realistic personas and examples of role models and casual heroes
Storytelling – teams work to develop short stories that illustrate how individuals have overcome difficult situations, how they have shown character strengths and how they have developed certain qualities or commitments that have impacted their decisions