Building a Team in a Virtual, Non-Virtual or Hybrid Environment: Mastering Office Politics and Emotions in the Workplace with Lisa Hammer and David Newman
DescriptionTopics: Influence | Conflict Management | Motivation | Communications
Thriving in the project economy means defining project success criteria in two ways: short-term objectives and long-term goals. Short-term objectives include customary performance measures such as on-time and on-budget performance. We are used to managing those, but the longer-term goals, such as employee engagement and retention, have long been the realm of human resources.
The new era is here! These strategic goals have become a focus for successful project managers as the realization has taken hold that projects succeed through people using processes that make sense within their business environment. Whether your project team is working in a virtual, in-person, or hybrid environment, you are accountable for results. Our teams are working in circumstances that are increasingly unusual and often unbearable. We need to care about them—and for them—every day.
The business environment is an existential reality for project managers. Office politics may be good; people are helpful and supportive of one another. At the other end of the continuum things may not be quite as pleasant. In this class, we focus on what is, rather than what should be. Project managers are often not able to change the culture or the environment in which we are working. Instead, we are asked to drive results, often despite the environment.
In this seminar we will explore various factors that influence the culture including:
• Virtuality – Where are We Now?
• Emotional Intelligence
• People and Personalities
• Stakeholder Engagement
• Interpersonal Communications
As we say in the world of Disciplined Agile – context counts! In our seminars we often hear the words “this shouldn’t be this way”. If we are going to succeed in our current position, we are often faced with situations that should not exist but do. That is what office politics are and this seminar is all about how to drive project results and earn wins for our teams in any environment—virtual, non-virtual, or hybrid!
What You Will Learn
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand how office politics and the business environment impact project execution
- Ensure that diversity, equity, and inclusion are priority values within their project team
- Learn to drive project success in any business environment
- Be able to effectively collaborate with people of various backgrounds and personalities
- Understand the positive impact of including all stakeholders in the team charter
PDU Allocation Table
|CAPM / PMP / PgMP||0||7||7||14.00|
|PMI-ACP / Agile*||0||7||7||14.00|