Mark is our May presenter in the Technobility webinar series. Entitled “Yes, I Am Allowed To Do That: The Confidence To Take Action”, this presentation is the second in the series presenting the results from Mark’s doctoral thesis.
Project managers are in a unique position. On one hand, they are leaders of change, charged with steering major strategic initiatives that can have significant and long-term impacts on the organizations they work for. On the other hand, the box they live in on the org chart is often far removed from the apex of the hierarchy. So how much power do we have? How much license are we allowed to take? Where does our freedom and independence start and stop, and when do we cross the line into ‘career limiting move’?
For many organizations, the answer is ‘it depends’. Which raises the next question: what, exactly, does it depend on? The answer is an intriguing blend of culture, process and personality. The environment of the organization – and the autonomy, authority and independence of the individual project manager – both play a role in determining how much freedom to act exists.
In this presentation, Mark Mullaly explores what it takes to navigate our organizations in order to take the actions necessary in order to succeed. Drawing on recent research into decision making, organizational change and strategy, he shares the insights necessary to assess just how much freedom exists to act – and how to exercise it. You will explore just how much power and freedom you have to act, and how to exercise this license in a way that is responsible, effective and allowed. You’ve got nothing to lose — and a surprising amount of flexibility to gain.
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Join us on 29 May 2013 at either of the following two times: