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Tue Jul 10 2012 at 12:00 pm EDT
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Wednesday Jan 26, 2011
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Building a Collaborative Work Environment Webinar by: James Robert Crow TAG members remember to use your discount code! An airplane has four forces acting upon it during flight. Thrust provided by the engines drives the aircraft forward. Air flowing over the airframe produces Drag, holding the aircraft back. Lift provided by the wings is attempting to overcome the force of gravity which is attempting to pull the aircraft down. For flight to occur thrust must be sufficient to overcome drag and lift must overcome the pull of gravity. It is possible to crash an aircraft with the nose up The CEO wants the organization to grow and move forward. Just as the pilot of an aircraft has his hand on the throttle applying power to overcome drag, the corporate executive has at hand motivational tools to stimulate the workers to higher levels of performance. Examples are: performance appraisals, ranking employees, forced distributions, contests, performance management, commission pay, MBO, and quotas. It is our contention that these tools can cause a phenomenon known as sub-optimization. Rather than stimulate, they add drag to the organization in the form of internal competition and a more adversarial working environment. Thus the manager using these tools in the sincere belief that he/she is driving performance may instead be crashing with the nose up. Attending this session will provide you with insight into how these “motivators” result in sup-optimization and some alternatives that can enable the organization to move toward a more collaborative working environment. Robert Crow has been in the business of developing people for over 40 years. He has been responsible for management development in three Fortune 200 companies, and director of HR with several smaller companies. He left a high tech Japanese company to become an independent consultant over 20 years ago. A graduate of Georgia State University, he has worked in many industries and with several collages in the area. He has published articles in major journals and spoken at conferences from Calgary, Canada to Paris, France. TAG Member Discount: RG9KJF5D
Organizations change because leaders own and drive the change, whether they’re at the top, middle or bottom of the hierarchy. Executives often end up in leadership positions based on deep technical knowledge and skills. To be effective, however, leaders need skills they can use to influence their team members, their peers, and their own leadership. An emphasis on accountability, responsibility and ownership of the success of a project is important, but equally important is teaching people how to get things done through and with other people. Making Change Happen When you Aren’t In Charge (or Even When You Are) covers practical ideas to influence stakeholders one-on-one. Participants will walk away from the session with an assortment of easy to use ideas to immediately apply with key stakeholders at work, in the community and at home. About the speaker: Fred Jewell is an Executive Director at Jabian Consulting. Fred brings a wealth of experience from over 20 years in the consulting industry helping companies make their strategic initiatives stick. Fred has experience leading from the bottom, middle and top of the organization, holding key positions in IT transformation and change management, IT delivery, quality management, IT outsourcing, and software process improvement. Fred holds both a BS and an MS in Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, specializing in Human Factors and Engineering Psychology.
The Effective Communications webinar is a preview of TAG's Effective Communication Skills for Technology Professionals training program. In this initial presentation participants will: --- Understand the decision-making process. --- Be better equipped to read decision-makers during the decision making process. --- Understand how to establish openness and maintain respect during the decision-making process. These are the critical communication components for technology and other professionals seeking to gain commitments from others.
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The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) is a leading technology industry association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of the state’s technology industry. TAG provides leadership in driving initiatives in the areas of policy, capital, education and giving, and also brings the technology community together through events, initiative programs and networking opportunities. TAG serves as an umbrella organization for 27 affinity groups, or societies, including Women in Technology (WIT). Additionally, TAG’s charitable arm, the TAG Education Collaborative, is focused on helping science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education initiatives thrive. For more information visit the TAG website at www.tagonline.org or TAG’s community website at www.TAGthink.com.
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