Organizational Dynamics

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Examine the dynamic nature of large organizations
Control structures, interrelations between people
How architects, as technical leaders fit into these organizations.

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  • Examine the dynamic nature of large organizations Control structures, interrelations between people How architects, as technical leaders fit into these organizations
  • Organizational Dynamics

    1. 1. Session 2: Organizational Dynamics
    2. 2. David Giard MCTS, MCSD, MCSE, MCDBA Principal Consultant, Sogeti USA www.DavidGiard.com [email_address]
    3. 3. Part 1: A Little Systems Theory Part 2: Who’s Got An Agenda? Part 3: Navigational Strategies
    4. 4. Part 1: A Little Systems Theory
    5. 5. Responsibility Power Authority Influence
    6. 6. The Purpose Driven Social System
    7. 7. Chaos Theory Point Attractors Cyclic Attractors Strange Attractors
    8. 8. Life is like high school
    9. 9. Part 2: Who’s Got An Agenda?
    10. 10. Who’s Got An Agenda? Everybody’s got an agenda!
    11. 12. Your CEO’s Agenda
    12. 13. Economics In One Slide Profit = Revenue - Costs We live in a growth economy.
    13. 14. “ I need to grow the company”
    14. 15. Your CIO’s Agenda
    15. 16. Is the CIO a technologist who understands the business? or a business person who understands technology?
    16. 17. “ I need to add value to the business”
    17. 18. Your Director’s Agenda
    18. 19. “ I need to get the right people working on the right projects”
    19. 20. Your Manager’s Agenda
    20. 21. “ I need to make sure everyone is happy”
    21. 22. Your Coworkers’ Agenda
    22. 23. “ We want to work with great people who carry their own weight”
    23. 24. Your Agenda
    24. 25. “ I need to choose technologies with a future”
    25. 26. “ I need to focus on adding business value and project success”
    26. 27. Part 3: Strategies for Navigating the Organization
    27. 28. Dress +1
    28. 29. Learn the art of small talk
    29. 30. Learn how to read a room
    30. 31. Plug into your company’s information pipeline
    31. 32. Seek out a mentor
    32. 33. Have a best friend at work
    33. 34. Build a network of like-minded people
    34. 35. Build coalitions
    35. 36. Keep an eye on the sharks
    36. 37. Learn the art of public speaking
    37. 38. Evangelize
    38. 39. Learn to the right way to gripe
    39. 40. Be prepared to have the “hard” conversations
    40. 41. Always maintain your composure
    41. 42. Master the formal political tools Compromise (win-win) Arbitration Escalation
    42. 43. Know your boundaries and limitations
    43. 44. Be a positive force
    44. 45. References Systems Thinking – Gharajedaghi What the CEO Wants You To Know – Charan CIO Wisdom – Lane, et. al. 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – Covey How to Win Friends & Influence People – Carnegie Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion – Cialdini Introducing Neuro-Linguistic Programming – O’Conner & Seymour

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