OUR RESEARCH

At SoundWave we focus our research on understanding what happens in the real world of social interaction. Our findings inform our practice. Enjoy reading the summary of our research and download more detailed information at the end of this page.

Achieving a Growth Mindset

Sustaining Operational Excellence

Creating a Language of Leadership

What

We research ‘effective coaching’ by studying the relationship between the results of SoundWave profiles and the practices of ‘coaching professionals’ helping us to predict and develop good coaching capability as a pre-requisite for building a growth mindset

We research the relationship between the appropriate situational use of SoundWave verbal strategies and evolving phases of organisation development in achieving OpEx. This helps us to learn how to ‘talk-in’ improvement.

We research the extent to which leaders are capable of responding with flexibility to the different stakeholder groups around them by looking closely at the results of SoundWave360 and of Re-verb

Why

Knowing which SoundWave verbal strategies contribute most to excellence in coaching allows us to better target developmental investments.

Sustaining improvements requires hardwork but also a blend of shifting and sometimes seemingly contradictory interactional styles.We seek to understand this.

SoundWave data tells us that some people are more suited to flexing their styles of interaction whilst others seem to prefer a more consistent approach. We seek to measure this preference.

Findings

We have found that particular verbal strategies are positively correlated with excellence in coaching whilst others serve to diminish coaching ability.

We have found clear patterns in preferred dialogue between different phases of organisational growth and the style of social interaction necessary to sustain it.

Consistent or fixed? Flexible or reactive? Our findings offer useful insights into how leaders get the best from their people through making small changes to their style of interaction.