In his presentation, e4e partner Jim Canada gives the audience some tips on making presentations to groups and facilitation group meetings. Jim speaks from his own experience of being uncomfortable giving speeches before large groups and what he does to overcome that discomfort.
Successful business owner and organizational development expert Jim Canada opens his presentation with the truism that if you are not moving ahead, you are falling behind. He asserts change is key to how well you grow and succeed in your personal and professional life. He also maintains that cultivating resiliency in the face of change is key to making changes positively and effectively.
In his talk, Jim describes that when capability is greater than challenge, people get bored. When challenge is greater than capability, people get overwhelmed and stressed. The ideal is to maintain an equal balance between capability and challenge. Then people can weather the myriad of feelings they have as they go through change. If people do not develop resiliency, they can get thrown by some of the negative thoughts, feelings and struggles that are a natural part of the change process.
People feel in control when expectations match experiences. Developing personal resilience helps people maintain a sense of control. Jim describes it as the ability to absorb high levels of disruptive change while displaying minimal dysfunctional behavior. Those who are resilient maintain their equilibrium, high productivity, good health, success and rebound well from setbacks. Resilient people are:
Jim Canada ends his presentation by stressing the importance of creating a strong workplace culture in which your people are able to find a new normal occurs easily because you effectively communicate the positive consequences of change and they remain inspired to stay the course through discomfort. The bottom line: learn how to be resilient and promote resilience so you and your business can move ahead successfully.
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“Change is the only constant”- Heractitus
Change brings out the need to know our being, as well as our doing. An organization’s greatest investment is in its employees. Employees are human beings who do the heart of the work. The first customer is the company’s employee and the second customer is the external customer.
There are many changes, issues, situations, and opportunities that present themselves every day, and they impact the way we do business. When we recognize some of these issues, we can identify our role in moving our organizations forward.
The first issue is understanding how change really impacts us
The human experience consists of matching our capabilities against the challenges we are faced. A sense of balance, or status quo, is maintained in our lives when our capabilities equal the challenge before us.
A second issue is change and control
At the heart of understanding how people react to change is the issue of control. Humans have evolved into being the most control-oriented animals on the planet. People are most comfortable when they can influence what happens to them.
A third issue is the fear of losing control
People often choose to stay in negative situations that are familiar and thus more predictable rather than face the ambiguity generated when they are confronted with the unknown.
A fourth issue is defining the speed of change
Each of us travel through life at a unique pace that allows us to assimilate the major changes we face. This is referred to as our speed of change. People who demonstrate exceptionally high performance during periods of major change are usually operating near their optimum speed of change, and when they are functioning at their optimum speed of change, they are absorbing significant disruption with minimal dysfunction.
A fifth issue is resilience
Resilience, the ability to absorb high levels of disruptive change while displaying minimal dysfunctional behavior, is the single most important factor necessary to increase an individual’s or organization’s speed of change.
How we succeed in a changing workplace can be influenced by our paradigms. Our personal paradigms have a powerful impact on how we feel, think, behave, approach a situation, and succeed in a changing workplace. What are “your” paradigms about today, the future, and your feelings about change? What are the barriers that exist today that prevent you from succeeding in a changing workplace and how do you overcome them? Can your resilience to change be raised by learning concepts and applying techniques to reinforce the five key characteristics of resilient people?
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Effective Problem Solving Tools help your organization succeed.
Having an understanding of the following six specific team tools and techniques provide structure and an approach to addressing problems and issues within your organization. Many team facilitators and organization leaders understand some of the following tools and techniques but do they know the proper do’s and don’ts for each and how to use them? Do they understand the benefits and procedures that make them effective? The six team tools and techniques for effective problem solving within your organization are defined as the following:
Brainstorming is a structured group thinking activity used to help a team generate as many ideas as possible within a short period of time.
Multi-voting is a way to reduce a large list of items to a manageable size by conducting a poll. It limits group discussion and minimizes difficulty. This is accomplished with a series of votes. Multi-voting often follows a brainstorming session.
Prioritization is a method of assigning scores to issues based on multiple criteria. The total scores for each issue are then compared to select the issue(s) to focus on first.
Cause and effect diagrams are also known as fishbones (because of their shape) or Ishikawa diagrams, (after their inventor, Dr. Kaoru Ishikawa, the Japanese quality control statistician). The fishbone diagram is a visual display of information using lines, arrows and words. It is designed to focus on root causes rather than symptoms and to represent the relationship between an effect (what is wrong) and its causes.
A checksheet is a worksheet used to collect data. Data must be collected carefully and accurately. Using a checksheet makes it easier to collect, compile and analyze data consistently.
A Pareto chart is a form of a vertical bar graph with a cumulative percentage line overlaid. Pareto charts help organize data to show the major factor(s) that make up the subject being analyzed.
To learn the full definition, when to use, the benefits, procedures, do’s and don’ts and examples for all of these Tools and Techniques, go to the following address and request a copy of the full article “Team Tools and Techniques for Problem Solving”:http://www.alliancetechnologiesllc.com/contact-us