Companies often celebrate hierarchy but rarely longevity – the willingness and commitment to stay with a company long enough to have an impact. I recently uncovered some artifacts that reinforced an important cultural emphasis on company-wide success…
with Rich Mironov
Organizations are complex and change is hard. There is no one-size-fits-all organization, especially not in a time of crisis. As product leaders, we must understand our own situations and demonstrate that our product management expertise is valuable.
There are some inherent mis-alignments among internal stakeholders that can complicate enterprise product planning and roadmapping. How do we understand these systematically instead of as personal confrontations?
Employees can deliver ultimatums (“I’ll quit unless…”), even if that’s not their real intention. Poor communication meets unretractable threats. As managers, we need to avoid panic, listen for underlying issues, and identify solutions.
This interactive workshop with Rich Mironov will help product managers improve their understanding and skills for working with stakeholders, cross-functional teams, executives, and customers. We will frame the main challenges forproduct managers, then look at specific tools/techniques to drive decisions/strategies.
Technical Build versus Buy decisions should be straightforward, but we need development collaboration and motivation to get these right. What emotional barriers do we hit, and how do we address them? And how do we become better students of organizational behavior?