EXPERT INSIGHTS
Expert Insights are short articles designed to provide readers with a professional “tune-up” no matter what your job might be…

Organizational Management

Using the ADDIE Model to Develop the Yearly Corporate Training Plan and Budget, Design and Deliver

Author : Robin J. Firestone
Bio : Robin J. Firestone is an Organizational Development and Learning Professional with 20 years of experience. Her specialties are andragogy, teaching/coaching, instructional design (ADDIE), and program/process management. Robin writes L&D “How-To” guides and, in 2017, co-authored “The Killing Collective” published on Amazon. She holds an MA in Business Education from NYU and is a Six-Sigma Black Belt.
ISBN : 9781631578694
Publish Date : 2017/7/31
Page Count : 20
Description :
This guide applies the “ADDIE model,” a process used to develop educational curricula and courses, to the design and development of a training program. This overall process, in turn, drills down to the following sub-processes: 1. Needs assessments and analyses 2. Development and design of a yearly training and budget plan 3. Development of a schedule of offerings and advertising them 4. Learning event implementation and administration 5. Evaluation/debriefing of all learning events

Mastering Management

Author : Tim Woodman
Bio : Tim Woodman is the founder and managing director of two companies, Woodman Coaching and Management Learning & Coaching. Tim is a graduate in engineering, has a master’s in business administration, and is a qualified business coach. As a trainer and coach, he has been helping managers to manage well for over 16 years, besides being a practicing manager for over 35 years. Outside work, Tim has regularly achieved great success representing the Great British triathlon age group team.
ISBN : 9781631578007
Publish Date : 2017/09/15
Page Count : 10
Description :
How do managers “add value”? Why do they get paid? What should managers be doing? The problem is most managers cannot answer these questions well because whatever they say, the next question is “does production stop when you are not there?” which leaves them scratching their heads. In answering the fundamental questions of “how do managers add value and what should they be doing,” this article draws on my experience of managing, working with, training, and educating many thousands of managers and many years researching and studying the subject. By exploring the hidden realities that exist for managers and by bringing a common-sense approach to the subject, we will show managers how to make the answers common practice as well. It is hoped that this article will help managers gain clarity about their role as managers and how they can achieve results for their employers that justifies their pay.

Mastering Managing Performance

Author : Tim Woodman
Bio : Tim Woodman is the founder and managing director of two companies, Woodman Coaching and Management Learning & Coaching. Tim is a graduate in engineering, has a master’s in business administration, and is a qualified business coach. As a trainer and coach, he has been helping managers to manage well for over 16 years, besides being a practicing manager for over 35 years. Outside work, Tim has regularly achieved great success representing the Great British triathlon age group team.
ISBN : 9781631578106
Publish Date : 2017/09/15
Page Count : 8
Description :
In this article, you will find out how to deal with the most difficult situation that most managers face. Namely, one of your staff is behaving in a way that is having a detrimental effect on you and those that he or she works with. The problem is that the person’s behavior is causing others to be demotivated and not wanting to communicate with the individual, is causing team work to suffer, and so on. By not dealing with the situation well or at all, you the manager are then perceived as a weak leader and manager. If you try to deal with the situation inappropriately or poorly, then other staff will see this and your managerial credibility will suffer. Worse still, the person who is performing poorly may take your attempts to resolve the situation as an attack with the prospect of being taken to court for unfair treatment or constructive dismissal. And who wants that stress. This article will look at how to analyze the situation so that you have a clear idea of how to define and communicate subjective situations. It will show how to ensure that the other party cannot accuse the manager of a personal attack. It will show how to construct the performance managing meeting so that you get to the core of the issue and so able to develop solutions that will affect long-term resolution. It is hoped that this article will help managers gain clarity about how to deal with the most difficult task they may have to address in their role as managers and how they can achieve resolution to the performance problem that otherwise wouldn’t be achieved.

Mastering Managing and Building Teams

Author : Tim Woodman
Bio : Tim Woodman is the founder and managing director of two companies, Woodman Coaching and Management Learning & Coaching. Tim is a graduate in engineering, has a master’s in business administration, and is a qualified business coach. As a trainer and coach, he has been helping managers to manage well for over 16 years, besides being a practicing manager for over 35 years. Outside work, Tim has regularly achieved great success representing the Great British triathlon age group team.
ISBN : 9781631578120
Publish Date : 2017/09/15
Page Count : 6
Description :
In this article, you will find out what teamwork really is and how teams can achieve high performance. The problem is that if you ask a group of people to define teamwork, the answer you are more than likely to get is “The output is greater than the sum of the individual parts.” This is of course the output and does not define what team-working is, which is what most people struggle to identify and define. This article will identify exactly what team-working is and identify the characteristics that will tell you where the team is on a scale between just a group of individuals to high-performing team. This article will identify the steps any manager of a team can take to build the team and to take the guesswork out of how to build that team. It will also identify the stages teams go through and the way the manager of the team will need to adapt their leadership approach to deal with the changing team dynamics. It is hoped that this article will help managers gain clarity about how to identify where their team is, what they can do to develop their team, and how to lead the team in differing phases of the team’s development and to take the guesswork out of their approach.

Ten Essential Elements for Healthy Organizational Change

Author : Dawn-Marie Turner
Bio : Dr. Dawn-Marie Turner, PhD, MEd, is a speaker, author, and certified management consultant (CMC). She is president of Turner Change Management and author of Launch Lead Live: The executive’s guide to preventing resistance and succeeding with change. She has experience in change programming, transition planning, and organizational change consulting and coaching. She can be reached at www.thinktransition.com
ISBN : 9781947098428
Publish Date : 2017/07/11
Page Count : 14
Description :
10 Essential Elements for Healthy Organizational Change is the primer to Launch Lead Live: The executive’s guide to preventing resistance and succeeding with organizational change. In this primer, the author describes 10 elements needed to enable healthy, sustainable organizational change. This second edition includes new information, research, and examples. You will gain insight into why organizational change initiatives fail and actions to improve results.

From Dysfunction to Delight: How to Release Trapped Resources in Silo-Based Organizations

Author : Sapper, Simon
Bio : Assistant Secretary (National Officer), Communications Workers’ Union: A senior national trade union official for over 25 years. Wide-ranging experience in campaigning, regulation, probity and conduct matters in high-profile organizations across public, private and voluntary sectors, with a reputation for innovation, dynamism and competence. Particular expertise in organizational development, service delivery, strategy and succession planning.
ISBN : 9781631576966
Publish Date : 2016/12/13
Page Count : 18
Description :
All organizations are at risk of having different functions or departments operating within silos with thickening walls. Like thickening arteries this increases the risk of organizational ill-health and inefficiency. However, as this article discusses, there are ways in which health and functionality can be restored.

Tacit Knowledge Transfer in Small and Medium Business Using Heuristics

Author : Milan Frankl
Bio : Professor of business with University Canada West’s School of Business, and an adjunct professor of bioinformatics at the University of Victoria.
ISBN : 9781631577635
Publish Date : 2017/2/28
Page Count : 15
Description :
The author describes an exploratory study on Tacit Knowledge Transfer in Business, a problem of interest to most executives in small and medium businesses (SMBs).