This year's main theme:

PMO as the Transformation Enabler


Kimberly Wiefling

Presentation title:
Designed to Fail: The Shocking Truth About the Global Epidemic of Workplace Dysfunctionality

Oodles of research – as well as common sense - suggest that unmotivated people working in unhealthy workplaces are less productive. But, although it’s well known how to engage employees and create healthy work environments, worker satisfaction in America recently hit an all time low. Globally the statistics on employee engagement are even worse! Why? Organizational culture. Peter Drucker reportedly said “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” An organization’s culture is as invisible as the air that we breathe, and as inescapable as gravity. Unfortunately no one feels personally responsible for creating the culture! Is it possible that - long ago - aliens landed on Earth, established sick, twisted, dysfunctional organizations, and then left? Probably not! Let’s consider an even scarier possibility, that WE are creating our workplace cultures. The upside of this is that we also have the power to change it for the better. Come explore the dark side of organizations, and the bright future available to those who are determined to design their organizations to generate great results by design.










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