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Sep 7, 2017

Office Politics and Environmental Sustainability

Dealing With the Reality of Office Politics and Environmental Sustainability

COMMUNICATION AS A LEAN ENABLER

Exploit the hidden knowledge in your organization to increase business efficiency and drive innovation in new product and service development and help environmental sustainability. Organizations shouldn't be overwhelmed by the sheer number of the enabler options.

What we lack for a long time

The biggest transformation journey starts with a single step. Applying even more lean enabler can make a difference. Lean doesn't replace good thinking, it enhances it.
  • Assessing Your personal power base
       - Being a Leader Your Team Wants to Follow
  • Differentiating between leadership and management
       - Enabling collaboration (vs. competition) & creating synergy
  • Getting Results without formal authority
       - Cross-cultural interactions and communications (Virtual Teams)
  • Ethical behavior
       - what is it and how can it benefit you and/or damage environment
  • Team negotiating techniques
       - When and how to conduct negotiating "martial arts"
  • Facilitating Group Problem Solving and Decision-Making
       - Avoid the pitfalls of groupthink
       - Mandatory Elements
  • How to think and act during troubled and crisis times
       - Building High Performance Teams and Goals
  • Balancing workload and harmonizing personality types
  • Unifying the virtual team's culture and cultivating productivity
  • Strategies for recognizing conflict, resolving issues and deadlocks
       - Negotiating & Conflict Management
  • Managing negative politics
       - How to persuade others
       - Motivating good performers ...
Step-by-step techniques to manage the challenging people, politics and personalities involved in your projects

Encouraging companies to start at the beginning to be lean: Many challenges in program management stem from a lack of clear, stable processes and specifications, and of equal importance, ensuring the organization understands them.

Defining, measuring and communicating program goals and how they will be achieved from the start and then - on a routine basis - can reduce the likelihood of bottlenecks, gaps and rework.
  • Learn to deal with an assortment of people, their attitudes, personalities and other challenges
  • Leverage leadership, team building, communication, influencing, decision-making and negotiating skills
  • Turn difficult people into team players and better performers
  • Balance the realities of office politics on your projects
  • Gain support from senior management in implementing change or initiatives
  • Interpersonal techniques for influencing up, down and across the organization
  • Team dynamics unique to project teams
  • How to facilitate productive problem solving sessions
  • The consequences of delegation on performance - and how to avoid common pitfalls
  • Develop an effective plan and appropriate strategy for any negotiation

CHANGE IS CONSTANT BUT KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Analyzing and Building Better Work Relationships
  • Building rapport and trust with your colleagues, management and staff
  • Fundamental competencies needed to achieve solid work relationships
  • Using communication and thinking style preferences to influence and motivate

Intentions versus Perceptions
  • Learning-style and their impact on workplace choices
  • Creating network maps to maximize community and minimize resistance
  • When and how to most effectively use assertive verbal and nonverbal behaviors
Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Communication Skills in Action
  • How values, beliefs, attitudes, and expectations impact workplace-specific trust and respect
  • Avoiding communication mistakes such as misinterpretation or ineffective listening
  • Laws of persuasion to successfully make your case
Understanding and Working with Others More Effectively
  • Identifying your personal communication style - how you usually relate to others
  • Assessing and adapting to changes in work relationships and the work environment
  • How emotions can successfully translate into workplace emotional intelligence
Persuasion and Influencing Skills That Work in Any Situation
  • Self assessment - Easy and accurate model of personality identification!
  • Recognizing short and long term implications of communication choices
  • Communicating with increased confidence in different media
Team Success Strategies
  • High-impact techniques to make decisions by team consensus
  • Identifying strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities in your workplace teams and sub teams
  • Negotiating mutually beneficial outcomes, and following through
Managing Change and Conflict
  • Internal and external forces that impact your perspective on conflict
  • Ways that people deal with conflict
  • Developing a comprehensive knowledge of the attitudes, beliefs, and values individuals bring to workplace relationships

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