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Human Alignment – The Missing Piece
7 July 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CESTFree
A free to attend, interactive Community event to share, learn and explore organisation design and development
‘Human Alignment’ doesn’t necessarily mean everyone has to think the same thing, or even agree with each other. Human alignment is when people with shared goals consider their options and commit to taking the best possible course of action.
Conversely, misalignment happens when people with shared goals do not have a common understanding about how the strategy relates to their work together. Misalignment causes confusion, wasted time and money, reduced productivity, demotivation, conflicts, stress, and reduced performance. The difficult part about dealing with this is spotting the alignment gaps.
There’s a combined diagnostic and dialogic approach to all this – what is it and how does it work?
Led by Lindsay Uittenbogard and Steve Hearsum this zoom event* will explore the definition and scope of alignment, underpinning research concepts and an interactive case study to apply the thinking in small groups.
–Welcome and introductions
–Presentation from alignment subject matter expert Lindsay Uittenbogaard
– The definition and scope of alignment
– Key research concepts that inform alignment today
– Data-driven approach to tackling the alignment issues and opportunities
–Case studies from practitioner Steve Hearsum
–Interpreting real team alignment data in small group sessions
Lindsay’s curiosity in the relationship between organization communication and business performance led her to investigate ways of improving team alignment. In 2016 she founded a new diagnostic and dialogic approach, Mirror Mirror and through her network of certified Mirror Mirror practitioners, she has since supported leaders with team alignment around the world. An IABC-accredited Business Communicator, Lindsay studied Music, Journalism, and International Communication Management at postgraduate level, she is a certified member of the CIPD, the Reputation Institute, and is a published author in the Gower Handbook on Internal Communication.
Steve has been described as “the right kind of fly in the ointment”. Clients comment on his openness, honesty and integrity, a knack for asking questions that matter and a deftness of touch “which doesn’t let people off the hook whilst also not leaving them feeling they are on the hook”. He is an Organisation Development & Design, Leadership and Change consultant, facilitator, coach and speaker. As well as his first degree, Steve holds a Masters in Change Agent Skills & Strategies from the University of Surrey and is a qualified practitioner in both Human Systems Dynamics and Systemic Constellations. He a Certified PROSCI Change Practitioner, certified in Firo B and Dimensions profiling and is a Certified Digital Age Leadership Coach.
*We will use a combination of Zoom for video conferencing, please check out this technology out in advance of the event and be ready to contribute.
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