Team Dynamics

Myth Making

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Learn how the ground-breaking study on cognitive bias can help your team(s) avoid costly mistakes. In this course, you’ll discuss how to recognize faulty thinking, inflated self-assessments, recognize blind spots, and discover business myths that often masquerade as facts - precisely because they feel like facts. If there’s one course every company should take, it is this course on organizational myth making.

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KEY CONCEPTS

  • Introduction to the Dunning Kruger Effect

  • Case Study on human wrongness

  • Explore the root cause of faulty thinking

  • Observe how ill-informed ideas can spread like a virus

  • How the Dunning Kruger Effect manifests at work

  • Important tools and insights on overcoming the all-too-common Dunning Kruger Effect at work

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The Bike-Shed Effect

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Solving difficult problems is hard work - and often, individuals and teams can fall into the trap of Bike-Shedding - that is to say, focusing on trivial things at the expense of more important things. Learn how to recognize the signs of Bike-Shedding and what to do about it.

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KEY CONCEPTS

  • The case of the nuclear power plant and a bike shed

  • Parkinson’s Law of Triviality

  • Bike-shedding at its finest (worst)

  • How to invoke the Bike-Shed metaphor

  • How to stop Bike-Shedding

  • How to tackle difficult tasks efficiently

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Managing Dynamic Priorities

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Do members of your team recognize the signs of thrashing? If left unchecked, organizations can find themselves with a chronic time famine; always busy but never enough time to get anything done. In this course, learn the general signs and symptoms of thrashing, then dig deeper and discover your teams silent symptoms and what tod o about it.

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KEY CONCEPTS

  • Managing dynamic priorities

  • How thrashing is killing your productivity

  • Signs & symptoms of thrashing

  • Conduct a thrashing root cause analysis

  • Determine corrective actions

  • Automate, delegate, or delete

  • The sure way to fail

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Career Advancement

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Learn about the some destructive behaviors inherent in most modern productivity models and what to do about it. In this module, your team will explore the fascinating Super-Chicken Phenomenon, which has be coined by behavioral psychologists as a brilliant parable for organization dynamics. Uncover signs and symptoms that get in the way of your own team dynamics and create solutions to strengthen productivity and outputs.

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KEY CONCEPTS

  • The Super Chicken Phenomenon

  • How to eliminate aggression, dysfunction and waste

  • Alternatives to common productivity model mistakes

  • 3 Factors that affect team dynamics

  • Group exercise identifying toxic team behaviors

  • Career mapping tool

  • Understand the role of mentorship (giving and receiving)

  • Bonus content on career advancement tips

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Toxic Work Environments

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Take the first important step to eliminate certain behaviors that contribute to toxic work environments. It’s no secret that toxic and hostile work environments cost you money and waste time and opportunity.

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KEY CONCEPTS

  • Learn vital insights from Peter Drucker on the relationship between culture and strategy

  • Take a team assessment on the severity of toxins

  • Identify the signs of a toxic culture

  • Uncover the root cause(s) of team toxicity

  • Discuss behavioral profiles that contribute to poor culture

  • Develop a group plan on how to start changing an unhealthy work environment

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Navigating Change

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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

On a simply human level, change is hard. Organizationally, it can be harder, still. In this module, learn from some fascinating case studies where some global organizations made small but vital changes to adapt to outside factors. With a brilliantly designed group simulation exercise, your team will develop a deeper appreciation for the struggles found in running a department or a business. Reduce the organizational drag often found when teams resist change as they discover a new-found empathy for what its like to navigate new frontiers.

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KEY CONCEPTS

  • A look at the only true constant, everything changes

  • Explore the psychology of change and why it’s difficult

  • Examine two case studies where industry icons adapted

  • Tips on overcoming the fear of change at work

  • Choose between two simulated exercises, offering your team a hands-on experience with running a department or business

  • Learn new tools to better adapt to change

  • How to make the best of the unexpected

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