biz-ability, Middle East's leading corporate leadership training & development company which is part of biz-group, will host two half day introductory workshops for senior leaders in Dubai on March 21st and Abu Dhabi on 22nd, 2011. These invitation only workshops Liz Wiseman will share the research behind Multipliers and illustrate the resoundingly positive and profitable effect these Multipliers have on organizations – how they get more done with fewer resources, develop and attract talent, and cultivate new ideas and energy to drive organizational change and innovation. She’ll introduce the five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers and provide practice tips for leading like a Multiplier.
What could your organization accomplish with access to all the intelligence that sits inside it?
The attendees will gain:
- An overview of the Multiplier Effect
- Individualized insights on how effectively they are operating as a Multiplier
- Practice in two critical Multiplier skills listed below, based on audience pre-selection from the following list:
- Asking questions that spark innovation and intelligence
- Creating debate that drives the best decisions
- Identifying and utilizing genius in others
- Creating space for others to think and contribute
- Transferring ownership and accountability for results
About Liz Wiseman:
Liz Wiseman is the Author of Multipliers and the President of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development center headquartered in Silicon Valley. She advises senior executives and leads strategy and leadership forums for executive teams worldwide. A former executive at Oracle Corporation, she worked as the Vice President of Oracle University and as the global leader for Human Resource Development for 17 years.
biz-ability has worked with hundreds of leading Middle East companies to provide measurable corporate leadership training & development programmes, performance management courses and professional skills coaching spanning more than 17 years in the region. biz-ability is a subsidiary brand of biz-group.
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"It's not about expensive initiatives and gatherings. It's about the basics: How you treat people the way you want to be treated and valuing others" Hazel Jackson, CEO of biz-group
"It's a misconception that great places to work take an awful lot of systems or processes." It boils down to how leaders connect, grow, empower and perceive people in their business, she said.
The top five companies to work for in the UAE are all multinationals, according to the list released this month by the Great Place to Work Institute.
Creating a great workplace is a challenge for both multinationals and local companies operating here, said Jackson. Multinationals face the difficulty of operating in such a diverse culture and adapting a work culture from abroad to the UAE. Local companies, who frame their work culture around the company founder, must also strive for international best practices. To avoid the job-hopping trend during the boom times in the UAE, employees need to get opportunities to grow within the company, Jackson said.
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"The current economic climate means that people in many companies are expected to achieve more with less… Burnout is often created by people feeling like they are taking two steps forward and three steps back, never quite achieving a positive impact or results," notes Hazel Jackson, chief executive officer of biz-group, a corporate training, teambuilding and business strategy company.
"This is often fuelled by companies not providing all the right information at the right time, so individuals have to re-do the work or sometimes spend hours producing a report that never gets read by anyone. "Bureaucracy can also mean it takes a long time to achieve something simple, adding to frustrations and feelings of burnout," she says.
She says the burnout feeling is also often enhanced by a sense of being out of control: too many tasks to complete and not enough time.
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Job burnout is something that companies should not take for granted as it can impact productivity, so managers need to increase their sensitivity to how their employees are doing or what is going on in their departments. "Ask the team how they are feeling and what is getting in the way of progress. Find out if some simple wins can reduce needless work," advised Hazel Jackson of biz-group.
Citing the ‘Management by Walk About' approach popularised by management guru Tom Peters, Jackson said managers should "get out of their office, work the corridors and operations, stop and listen to what people are saying, and more importantly, listen for what they are not saying." It also pays to promote the work-life balance. "Helping your people to enjoy a positive work-life balance is an important part of being a responsible employer and helps ensure the best performance of your team. Positive, motivated and engaged employees are fundamental for business success," Jackson said.
For those who feel they have too many tasks to complete and not enough time, a good solution would be to write down everything and prioritise. "You might think you don't have time to do this, but it's essential. Once you have your list, ask if anyone else can help you. Delegate where you can. Then remove items that you don't believe are important. Having a clear view of what needs to be completed makes you feel more in control and in turn reduces burnout," Jackson advised. "Marcus Buckingham's book, Discover Your Strengths, helps individuals to discover their core strengths and put them to work. Try to find ways to spend the majority of your time playing to your strengths. Doing this really does energise us, whereas struggling constantly with our weaknesses tends to deplete us," she said.
More working people feeling frazzled in the office
While there are no statistics to establish the extent of burnout in UAE workplaces, studies show that many residents are already feeling frazzled in the office and finding it difficult to achieve work-life balance. According to a survey by Bayt.com, nearly half (45 per cent) of working women in the UAE have received a negative response from their employer regarding flexible timing or working from home, which adds to their struggle to balance career and personal life. About 40 per cent of working women in the UAE also have low satisfaction with the recognition they receive from their bosses for a job well done. Entrepreneurs are not spared by the stress bug, either. According to a recent survey by Regus, an overwhelming majority (62 per cent) of entrepreneurs in the UAE have reported that their stress levels have risen markedly in the past two years. Among the major contributors to businessmen's stress include late payment issues, reduced bank credit and falling revenues.
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