Are you ever stuck in conflicts that seem unresolvable? Do you sometimes wonder about the cause of a conflict, but can't put your finger on it? Do you ever avoid particular people because the interactions are unpleasant?
In most work environments, power dynamics are an issue we have to manage. Sometimes these dynamics are unseen and unspoken. At their best, power dynamics can be used to build productive relationships, influence others in positive ways, and interact with political savvy. At their worst, power dynamics can result in limited, black and white thinking, bullying and ultimatums in the workplace.
Objectives of the Presentation
- How do we define power?
- Understand power dynamics - how do we describe them and how do we decode them?
- Learn how to efficiently deal with general power dynamics at work
- Recognize your role in positive and negative power dynamics and how to shift that role if needed
- Ensure that you are clear about the limits of your authority and that it is adequate given the scope of your responsibilities. A mismatch indicates the need for a constructive conversation with your manager
- Make sure that those for whose work you are accountable have the legitimate power they need to achieve the outcomes you expect. Also ensure that you have adequate performance management processes in place
Why Should you Attend
In this session, participants will be introduced to concepts that are useful to understanding and analyzing dynamics related to power and politics in their organizations. You will discover how to build your power (without needing to be promoted) by harnessing your expertise and the relationships you cultivate with others. Besides, we will confer ways to avoid common pitfalls with respect to politics in your organization.
Learn how power dynamics underlie all organizations. Understanding how to recognize and embody the different types of power is not only crucial for project managers to influence stakeholders but it is also essential for building highly performing teams.
All organizational leaders have power because of their position in their organizational hierarchy, and therefore it's imperative that we begin to understand power dynamics and our personal use of our power.
Claudette Rowley Coaching & Consulting
Claudette Rowley is a cultural integration consultant with 25 years of experience in Organizational Design. With her 5-Step Cultural Integration Design methodology, she helps executive leaders retain and increase the value of their business during an acquisition, sale or other significant organizational change.
She is an excellent strategic planner with a knack for building collaborative executive leadership teams to boost business performance and increase employee engagement.
For the last fifteen years, Claudette has consulted, trained and coached executive leaders and management teams at Fortune 1000 companies, small businesses and start-ups around how to create a workplace culture that delivers effective business results.
Claudette holds a Master of Social Work degree from the University of Michigan, a certification from the Coaches Training Institute, and the Professional Certified Coach credential through the International Coach Federation. She has completed additional training in organizational development, the Predictable Success business life cycle model, conflict resolution, mediation and relationship systems coaching.