With the “shelter at home” order, to slow the spread of COVID-19, this presentation will be conducted as a webinar.
Speaker: Kimberly Wiefling, Founding Member, Silicon Valley Alliances
Meeting Date: Thursday, April 9, 2020
Time: 7:00 pm
Free of Charge
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Presentation: Overcoming the (totally predictable AND avoidable!!!) Pandemic of Dysfunctional Organizations and Disengaged Employees
Decades of research – as well as common sense – suggest that unmotivated people working in unhealthy workplaces are less productive, less innovative, and less creative. But, although it’s well known how to engage employees and create healthy work environments, employee engagement in America is barely above 30%, and in Australia it’s a mere 14% on average, and Japan at a shocking 6! Why? It’s the manager! Managers are uniquely positioned to create toxic, dysfunctional cultures.
Peter Drucker reportedly said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” An organization’s culture is as invisible as the air that we breathe, and as inescapable as gravity. Unfortunately, no one feels personally responsible for creating the culture! Come explore the dark side of organizations, and the bright future available to those who are determined to “lead from any chair” to re-shape their organizations and generate great results by design.
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Speaker Bio: Kimberly Wiefling works with leading companies throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia to bring people with diverse backgrounds, cultures and styles together to achieve what none could do alone.
A physicist by education, Kimberly realized long ago that the human skills aspects of working in teams are so vital to technological success, and so frequently overlooked.
Kimberly is the founder of Silicon Valley Alliances and a co-founder of the Silicon Valley Engineering Leadership Community. She is also the author of seven books including “Scrappy Project Management” and “Inspired Organizational Cultures”.