Dwight Mihalicz, President, Effective ManagersTM provides customized workshops for CEOs and their executive teams. These are working sessions where methods and techniques are introduced and applied immediately to help you and your team resolve the issues that are in front of you.
Organizational training often fails to deliver results because it is provided sporadically throughout the organization. By working with the CEO and the CEO’s team, the concepts you need can be learned and applied.
Here are the 3 most popular sessions. Each is targeted as a 3-hour session, but can be modified from 1 to 4 hours depending on your requirements.
Why Productivity Initiatives Fail
Productivity starts at the front line. An organization’s processes need to work seamlessly. But implementing new systems to improve processes seldom goes smoothly. In fact, most major projects fail to deliver – 70% or more according to multiple research studies.
What happens when productivity initiatives go off track? Most organizations go for the seemingly apparent solutions – leadership training, improved communication, team building. But these initiatives do not have a long term impact because they are only treating the symptoms of fundamental problems in organizations.
This session will outline the critical role of middle management in the successful implementation of new initiatives, and how organizations can identify and overcome the root causes that can lead to failure. The approach is based on new research carried out with the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management. These ground-breaking insights into accountability in the workplace will outline a new way of improving organizational performance.
Participants will learn how the role of the CEO and executives are crucial in ensuring the successful implementation of systems. High performing organizations have such systems in place to ensure that everyone in the organization is aligned and focused on their key deliverables.
Strategy Execution – Failure is not an Option
Most organization have a strategic plan. But 70% fail to achieve their strategic goals. Why?
Organizational churn! What is churn? It is that wasted activity in organizations that absorbs time, wastes energy, and doesn’t produce expected results.
Organizations tend to attack these issues: they run programs for running better meetings, team building exercises, communications programs, leadership training, and so on. But the programs seldom seem to deliver the desired results.
Most initiatives fail to deliver because these issues are symptoms of churn, not the cause of churn. Treating the symptoms is like giving an aspirin to treat a fever. The fever may go a way for a while, but the underlying disease is not gone. The fever will come back.
Participants will learn how organizations can ensure that everyone in the organization is aligned and focused on what they need to do to help the organization be successful.
Are Your Managers Managing? Probably not!
Our research, in partnership with the Telfer School of Business, has developed a deeper understanding of the effectiveness of managers. It shows that managers in a cross section of various sized organizations report spending only 55% of their time on value-added work. Managing subordinates is a key part of that value-added work.
Almost half of their time is consumed doing work that is not adding value in the way it should and could. We also found that while 98% of managers agree that they are held to account for their work, only 46% believed that they are delegated clear objectives with statements of quantity, quality and timeliness.
This creates a vicious circle where managers – throughout the organization – are not clear about their priorities, but their own managers are not spending the time they must spend on managerial leadership activities to set context for work, to clarify priorities, and to resolve conflicts in cross functional work.
These are frustrations shared by organizations ranging from small enterprises to multinational corporations all over the world.
There are three fundamental reasons why this may be happening in organizations. Learn what they are and how you can overcome these hurdles to managerial effectiveness.
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This can be one of your best investments in productivity improvement. You will see tangible and immediate results. The session will be customized for you and your organization, and led personally by Dwight Mihalicz, an expert in improving organizational performance.
Visit our YouTube Channel to view a free recorded Webinar resources. Watch the Webinar with your team and then discuss its application in your organization. PDFs of the slides used for these Webinars are available for free on request. All we ask is that you give us feedback on what worked for you and what we can do to improve our resources.
Additional Topic Areas
Part of the Effective ManagersTM mandate is giving back. As a result we have developed resources to help improve manager effectiveness on a broad range of topics. If you are having a problem in your organization that you want to address let’s have a chat. I’d love to hear from you.