Topic outline

  • Managing Dynamic Work Environments

     This course covers deeper appreciation and wide understanding of managing dynamic work environments for all employees.

    Managing Dynamic Work Environments

    • Training Methodology & Objectives

      Training Methodology

      This Trainee-centered course includes the following training methodologies:-

      • Talking presentation Slides (PPT with audio)
      • Simulation & Animation
      • Exercises
      • Videos
      • Case Studies
      • Gamification (learning through games)
      • Quizzes, Pre-test & Post-test

      Course Objectives

      After completing the course, the employee will:-

      Apply and gain an in-depth knowledge on managing dynamic work environments Understand the importance and practical implications of being flexible in the workplace and its impact on achieving high performance
      Understand the different change management models such as Kotter’s 8-step change model Kurt Lewin 3 phases of change etc., and how they can be practically applied to the workplace Understand and practice how and when to accept or challenge differing viewpoints, use structured arguments and approaches
      Understand best practice in the Oil industry regarding flexible and dynamic work practices and have practiced these techniques Understand and have practiced how to be flexible in the work environment and how to leverage on the wider skills of others
      Understand the various management approaches used to control dynamic work environments Manage dynamic work environments and apply flexibility at work
      Be more flexible, focus on your core values, be open-minded, develop your skill set and be optimistic Stay calm, plan ahead, have a strong support network and encourage flexibility in the workplace
      Discuss how does workplace flexibility work and identify flexible employees and various ways workers can demonstrate flexibility Recognize the benefits of workplace flexibility, encourage team flexibility and foster a sense of security
      Lead with purpose, encourage creativity, reduce stress and apply the Kotter's 8-step change model Recognize the Kurt Lewin 3 phase of change and the 3-stage model of change
      Identify the common resource management challenges and how to overcome them Discuss the challenges project managers face and how to handle them
      Recognize the right skills for the project, align team’s availability and capacity with project’s schedule and identify your team’s availability Manage risks before they occur, take your team’s capacity into account, avoid unrealistic schedules and manage workload without resource hogging
      Avoid resource hogging, focus on your core values, develop your skill set, join a professional organization, take classes and attend events Look around your office, be optimistic, ‘try on’ a positive lens, write in a journal for a few minutes each day and acknowledge what you can — and cannot — control
      Stay calm, avoid a doom and gloom attitude, trust yourself, focus on the positive as well as delegate and seek support Look at the big picture, stop demanding perfection of yourself, practice patience every day and plan ahead
      • Course Description

        Organizations are complex networks of human interaction and at the end it is always people that make things work. If they are willing to cooperate, a system will change and thrive. If they are not, it will die. We all have seen organizations fail because the human aspects of the system were not addressed. So, while it is necessary to understand the business processes and technology of our organizations, it is not enough. We have to understand ourselves as well. How we think, feel, and act? What puts us off, and what makes us go? and most of all, how we communicate and convey meaning?
        Flexibility in workplace takes a variety of forms. This course focuses on functional and working time flexibility issues in work places with specific emphasis on the effects of such flexibility strategies on employees, the work environment and the company. The course will help participants learn how a flexible work environment can contribute to employee’s productivity and well-being and your organization’s bottom-line .
        Going far beyond the basics, this course addresses the system forces that typically act to either enhance or dissolve how dynamic the work environment. The course uses the talent, wisdom, logic and existing thought patterns of the delegates to forge an improved conceptual model of the organization, from that which exists at the start of the flexibility process.
        Using a variety of innovative techniques that are easily understood, relevant, practical and sensible, delegates will quickly grasp the ‘big picture’ then step-by-step, drill down to where improvements can be made.  Delegates will find the course challenging, thought provoking and rewarding.  Ultimately, they will leave the course with ideas for improvement and an enthusiastic fresh perspective on the important impacting factors in the organizational environment.
        This course is designed to provide participants with a detailed and up-to-date overview of managing dynamic work environments. It covers the flexibility at work; focusing on your core values, being open-minded and optimistic and developing your skill set; staying calm, planning ahead, have a strong support network and encouraging flexibility in the workplace; the various ways workers can demonstrate flexibility; the benefits of workplace flexibility, encouraging team flexibility and fostering a sense of security; leading with purpose, encouraging creativity and reducing stress; the Kotter's 8-step change model; the Kurt Lewin 3 phase of change and the 3-stage model of change; the common resource management challenges and how to overcome them; the challenges project managers face and how to handle them; the right skills for the project; and aligning team’s availability and capacity with project’s schedule.
        During this interactive course, participants will learn the team’s availability; managing risks before they occur; taking your team’s capacity into account; avoiding unrealistic schedules; managing workload without resource hogging; avoiding resource hogging; focusing on your core values; developing your skill set; joining a professional organization; taking classes and attending events; looking around your office; be optimistic; ‘trying on’ a positive lens; writing in a journal for a few minutes each day and acknowledge what you can — and cannot — control; staying calm, avoiding a doom and gloom attitude, trusting yourself and focusing on the positive; delegating and seeking support; looking at the big picture; stop demanding perfection of yourself; and practicing patience every day and planning ahead.
        • Module 01 - Flexibility at Work

          Contents:
            • Course Title: Managing Dynamic Work Environments
            • Course Objectives
            • Module 1: Flexibility at Work
            • What is Flexibility?
            • Why Be Flexible?
            • How to Be More Flexible
            • The Importance of Workplace Flexibility – Video
            • The Real Meaning of Flexible Work Arrangements – Video
            • Module Quiz
          • Module 02 - Workplace Flexibility

            Contents:
              • Why We Should Encourage Flexibility in the Workplace
              • What Is Workplace Flexibility?
              • How to Make Workplace Flexibility Work - Video
              • How Does Workplace Flexibility Work?
              • Important
              • Flexible Schedules
              • Benefits of Workplace Flexibility
              • Conclusion
              • Flexible Working Explained – Video
              • Module Quiz
            • Module 03 - Team Flexibility

              Contents:
                • How to Encourage Team Flexibility
                • Why is Workplace Flexibility Not Working? - Video
                • The Right to Request Flexible Working Arrangements - Video
                • Module Quiz
              • Module 04 - Kotter's 8­-Step Change Model

                Contents:
                  • Kotter's 8 Step Change Management Model - Video
                  • Kotter's 8 ­Step Change Model
                  • 8-Step Change Model: Animated Summary - Video
                  • Module Quiz
                • Module 05 - Kurt Lewin 3 Phase of Change

                  Contents:
                    • What is the 3 Stage Model of Change?
                    • Lewin's Change Management Model - Video
                    • Conclusion
                    • Lewin, Stage Model of Change Unfreezing Changing Refreezing Animated – Video
                    • Module Quiz
                  • Module 06 - Common Resource Management Challenges

                    Contents:
                      • Common Resource Management Challenges and How to Overcome Them
                      • Challenges & Resource
                      • Challenges Project Managers Face (and How to Handle Them)
                      • The 5 Biggest Challenges as a Project Manager – Video
                      • Project Management: How to Manage Project Issues - Video
                      • Module Quiz
                    • Module 07 - How to Focus on your Core Values

                      Contents:
                        • How to Focus on your Core Values
                        • Determine Your Personal Values: Know Who You Are – Video
                        • Steve Jobs talks about Core Values – Video
                        • Module Quiz
                      • Module 08 - How to Develop Your Skill Set

                        Contents:
                          • How to Develop Your Skill Set
                          • The Value of Your Professional Associations – Video
                          • How to Be a Better Co-Worker – Video
                          • Module Quiz
                        • Module 09 - Train Yourself to Be More Optimistic

                          Contents:
                            • Train Yourself to Be More Optimistic
                            • Being Optimistic Is One of the Healthiest Things You Can Do – Video
                            • The Difference Between Optimistic and Pessimistic People – Video
                            • Module Quiz
                          • Module 10 - How to Stay Calm

                            Contents:
                              • How to Stay Calm
                              • How to Stay Calm Consistently – Video
                              • Training Your Mind to Perform Under Pressure – Video
                              • Module Quiz
                            • Post-Test

                              Kindly complete the post-test to assess your knowledge about the topic after the course.