Those who lead and work in matrixed organizations consistently report that cross-functional conflict and decision-making gridlock are pervasive and costly. Learning professionals increasingly recognize that influence is a competence that needs to be built at all levels of complex organizations, but too many leaders misunderstand what influence truly means. In this HCI Keynote video, Gabriella Strecker, Senior Director of Global Leadership and Organizational Development at Genzyme, describes how this unique pharmaceutical company is working to transform leaders’ conceptions of influence and enhance their ability to work effectively across the organization.
- Discover a new framework for assessing and improving the way a matrixed organization functions
- Understand the difference between influence and persuasion as leadership competencies.
- Learn to avoid common pitfalls and overcome resistance to change when embedding new leadership competencies.
- Embed a joint problem-solving approach to influence in the culture of your organization.