Building a Shared Team Identity
Are you a team or just a group of people working together? A founder’s spirit is often lost over time and growth through M&A can result in a fragmented “Frankenstein” of stitched together organizations. How can a group of people become a real team? How can organizations with thousands of people in dozens of countries maintain a strong sense of a shared identity and commitment to shared goals? By leveraging the roots of their greatness, their organization’s DNA and shared organizational culture - as invisible as the air we breathe, as inescapable as gravity, and more powerful than any Gantt chart. Leverage the power of your culture in your next project team!
Following this energetic and highly engaging presentation, participants will:
- Understand the power of an organization’s past to shape its future.
- Appreciate the influence that organization culture has on behavior and results.
- Have access to 3 ways of exploring and deepening a team’s shared sense of history and organizational culture.
- Realize that an organization’s culture can be made visible through sharing stories and other practical exercises.
- Be equipped to install the foundation of a shared organizational cultural required to turn a globally dispersed group of people into a real team, with a shared identity and commitment to a future that is bigger than their differences.
Presenter Kimberly Wiefling helps organizations achieve what SEEMS impossible, but is merely difficult. How? By turning managers into leaders and groups into teams.
Kimberly has been working in Japan nearly every month for the past 8 years. She writes a monthly column for ALC Press’s Japan-based “English Journal”, and her first book, Scrappy Project Management, was translated into Japanese by Nikkei Business Press.
A physicist by education, she realized long ago the limits of technology devoid of human skills – the so-called “touchy feely” aspects of working in teams so vital to success, and so frequently overlooked.
Kimberly facilitates highly engaging organizational change and team effectiveness workshops based on what she calls her “Possibilities Toolbox”. Her intensive behavior-changing “learning laboratories”, which she playfully refers to as “workshocks”, directly translate into business results. Her latest book, “Inspired Business Cultures – Discover Your DNA, Engage Your People, and Design Your Future” will be published soon.
Kimberly has worked globally with people from every corporate function, and from over 50 different countries. Her clients include many well-known global brands in diverse industries, like Cadence Design Systems, nVidia, VMware, Cisco Systems, Symantec, Intuit, HP, Agilent Technologies, Yamaha Motors, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Suntory, Mazda, Daiichi Sankyo, Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma, Kao, Toshiba, Keyence, Ube Industries, Furukawa Electric, Dow Corning Toray, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, the University of California, Sustainable Silicon Valley, Siemens, Hitachi, Alcoa, Xerox PARC, NECsoft, NTT DoCoMo, and many more.
Kimberly is passionate about making a meaningful difference by working with organizations, individuals and teams committed to solving the problems of Our World – profitably and thus sustainably.
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