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
Why Should you Attend
- 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
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.
Who will Benefit
- HR professionals
- Talent managers