Making the Transition to Management 2.0


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    1. 1. Making the Transition to Management 2.0 Dara Gocheski Assistant Director Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District
    2. 2. Are you ready for Library 2.0? Make a commitment to shift your managerial style into gear 2.0!
    3. 3. Where do you start? Where do you focus your energies? <ul><li>Overcome the Responsibility Virus </li></ul><ul><li>Foster a Culture of Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Create Buy-in for New Ideas </li></ul>
    4. 4. Library Managers Wear Many Hats
    5. 5. The Balancing Act
    6. 6. Are you taking on too much? Be careful! You may alienate yourself from your staff.
    7. 7. How do you respond under pressure? <ul><li>1) Passively – assuming a minimal responsibility for success </li></ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul><ul><li>2) Aggressively – assuming singular responsibility for success </li></ul>
    8. 8. The Danger of Being a Hero The Responsibility Virus
    9. 9. The Responsibility Virus and its By-Products <ul><li>Passivity </li></ul><ul><li>Resentment </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of collaboration </li></ul>A cycle of over and under-responsibility.
    10. 10. Fight the Responsibility Virus! <ul><li>Allow yourself to be influenced. </li></ul><ul><li>Open yourself up to losing control. </li></ul><ul><li>Realize that failure may happen and learn to react to it in a more balanced manner. </li></ul>
    11. 11. The Frame Experiment I know the right answer. l know a lot, but I may not see or understand everything. Existing Frame Altered Frame He/she is uninformed. He/she may see things that I do not. I must get him/her to see things my way. I will work together with him/her to make the best choice.
    12. 12. Take the plunge!
    13. 13. ACTIVITY <ul><li>Brainstorm about the Responsibility Virus. </li></ul><ul><li>In what ways are you being over-responsible? What tasks can you delegate to others? How can you fight the Responsibility Virus? </li></ul><ul><li>Take 5-10 minutes and talk to a neighbor! </li></ul>
    14. 14. Be a Leader, Not a Hero
    15. 15. Foster a Culture of Collaboration
    16. 16. Library 2.0 = Collaboration
    17. 17. How do you create a collaborative culture at your library? <ul><li>Work together on projects. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Facilitate Discussion and Build Consensus
    19. 19. Create Task Forces
    20. 20. Communicate
    21. 21. Lessons to be learned from GEESE
    22. 22. <ul><li>It is quicker and easier to accomplish things if we do them together rather than separately. </li></ul><ul><li>We should pay attention to and recognize our individual limitations, and we should willlingly rely on others for assistance, guidance, and support. </li></ul><ul><li>Shared responsibility, participation, and involvement are essential. </li></ul><ul><li>We should do our best to support and encourage others rather than criticize their shortcomings or failures. </li></ul><ul><li>Members of a community do not abandon their peers in need. </li></ul>from The ABCs of Collaborative Change
    23. 23. Create Buy-In for New Ideas Library 2.0
    24. 24. Establish Credibility TRUST
    25. 25. <ul><li>Regularly visit with staff members. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek out feedback from staff. </li></ul><ul><li>Praise staff for their efforts. </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to staff concerns and follow up. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not dictate – participate! </li></ul><ul><li>Encourage staff at all levels to learn about new trends. </li></ul>
    26. 26. The Art of Persuasion <ul><li>Plan your conversation. </li></ul><ul><li>Know your audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Appeal to their values. </li></ul><ul><li>Describe benefits. </li></ul><ul><li>Be logical, persistent, and enthusiastic. </li></ul>
    27. 27. Know the Big Picture Your Library’s Mission and Vision
    28. 28. Make the Shift to Gear 2.0 <ul><li>Overcome the Responsibility Virus </li></ul><ul><li>Foster a Culture of Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Create Buy-In for New Ideas </li></ul>Break down barriers and work as a team!
    29. 29. <ul><li>Dara Gocheski </li></ul><ul><li>Assistant Director </li></ul><ul><li>Glenwood-Lynwood Public Library District </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Facebook </li></ul><ul><li>Ning (Library 2.0 forum) </li></ul><ul><li>LibraryThing </li></ul>