What You Will Learn :
- Assess the relative stability of your organization’s current operating environment
- Understand the operating conditions of today’s business world: volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous
- Have clarity on why a culture that is supportive of mistakes and committed to course correction will create lasting success, even in the face of the changing conditions of work
- Explore how shifting from the desire to survive to an intention to thrive through difficult and uncertain times will move your organization from resilient to anti-fragile
Our lives won’t magically go ‘back to normal’, and many are discovering that their previous coping strategies are simply no match for a shock like the pandemic. Individually and as a team, leaders will need to learn how to self-advocate, support self-care, collaborate, and communicate effectively in distributed work settings, and determine how to ‘pull the cord’ when things get out of control.
Businesses today operate in conditions of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, which favor those who are agile and change-ready. The readiness needed can be developed culturally by creating an environment where change is expected, agility is praised, and mistakes are tolerated and corrected without punishment. Creating this kind of culture and conditions will allow your business not only survive an external shock but thrive and become even better.
GET TO KNOW YOUR INSTRUCTOR:
Amy Rawls (PhD, PHR, SHRM-CP)
Amy’s professional journey includes stops in academic science (a PhD in molecular genetics and postdoctoral training at Washington University in St. Louis) along with technical editing, operations management, and executive HR leadership with Research Square, LLC in Durham NC. Through this varied set of opportunities and experiences, she’s developed substantial business acumen combined with strategic and innovative leadership practices, all with a people focus. With an ability to transition from the most tactical to the highly strategic, Amy will apply a rigorous technical approach with the softer influencing skills needed to drive the results you want for your business.
Her broad range and executive HR experience are strong assets, and she also has specialized experience scaling culture within remote, distributed teams; supporting a high-performance, results-oriented workplace; building onboarding and talent development programs that align with culture and business goals; leadership coaching; and partnering with senior leaders on important business priorities.
Who is this course for?
This training session is designed for leaders and leadership teams who understand that the changing landscape of doing business in times of great uncertainty and change, as we’re currently seeing with the COVID-19 crisis, requires more from them. The successful attendee will have the intention of creating opportunity for the organization and its people, within the context of the evolving needs and demands for their operating and competitive environment.