The Core Strengths Solution
Tableau engaged Core Strengths to introduce its relationship-centric training course. The approach fit well with Tableau’s culture and was well received early on. “The strengths-based approach around core motivations and an unlimited approach where everybody is capable of anything was really the approach that our organization was ripe to embrace,” said Andrew Pottenger, Tableau Training Manager.
Over the next few years, Tableau expanded the exposure of its teams to the Core Strengths training program. To maximize its impact, HR business partners worked with senior leaders to find teams that needed a relationship tune up. Over time, it was offered to any team that wanted to take the assessment and benefit from improved communication and a reduction in conflict. In the last year alone, ninety percent of the marketing organization went through the Core Strengths training. To date, over a quarter of the company has taken the training.
In addition to the formal training courses, leaders and managers use the techniques taught in the training informally during team meetings and offsites. “I have done a condensed version of the class at an offsite and included the ‘How I See It’ activity’,” said Andrew Pottenger. “It’s the activity piece with the core knowledge that you can use as a focused exercise to create engagement around problems that are popping up.” It has become part of the Tableau lexicon and is used as a powerful communication and collaboration tool across the organization
About the Company:
Tableau Software is an interactive data visualization software company founded in January, 2003 by Christian Chabot, Pat Hanrahan and Chris Stolte, in Mountain View, California. The company is currently headquartered in Seattle, Washington, United States focused on business intelligence.