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Build Successful Ways of Working Using Personal Kanban - Evansville, IN

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Southwest Indiana Chamber

318 Main Street, Suite 401

Evansville, IN 47701

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Build Successful Ways of Working Using Personal Kanban

Whether you’re a solo-preneur or work in a large team, a workforce "veteran" or just beginning your professional career, join us to learn how to STRESS LESS. FOCUS BETTER, COMPLETE QUALITY WORK, COMMUNICATE and COLLABORATE more EFFECTIVELY, and surface opportunities for CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT.

The Pain:

Individuals, teams, and organizations constantly feel the pain of overload. Plagued by constant distractions, ambiguous and ever-changing priorities, and a seemingly endless workload-in-flight, while constantly negotiating (and re-negotiating) deadlines, we can't seem to focus, finish, prioritize, or even plan our day let alone improve our work or the way we go about doing it. But not to worry - this is a solved problem.

The Solution:

Personal Kanban is an award-winning productivity and effectiveness system that allows you and your team to visualize, track, communicate, collaborate on, and improve your work in a brain-friendly way.

Creator of Personal Kanban Jim Benson, along with Tonianne DeMaria, his co-author for the Shingo Award-winning book Personal Kanban: Mapping Work | Navigating Life, will teach you how to build flexible collaborative systems to understand, plan, and act on real options.

As knowledge workers, our brains are our primary mode of value-creation, and so any personal or team optimization need to focus on the people doing the work. We need to avoid overload. We need clarity around our work. We need to choose the right work at the right time. We need to focus, finish, and then fine-tune what we’ve already completed.

This two-day intensive (but fun!) class pulls from a host of disciplines and case-studies, incorporating Lean principles, systems thinking, neuropsychology, and behavioral economics to help you better understand and manage personal and project work to end cognitive and office chaos, communications issues, and low morale.

We've delivered this class to the United Nations, the World Bank, Spotify, JP Morgan, Progressive Insurance, Starbucks, ComcastNBCUniversal, Riot Games, Turner Construction, and hundred of other companies and agencies worldwide. Come benefit from our experience and the material that's helped thousands of previously overwhelmed people collaborate better, see what is happening right now, prioritize effectively, and get the right work done at the right time.

What You Will Learn:

  • How overload sneaks up on us

  • What the impacts of multitasking are (and how to break this insidious habit)

  • How morale and culture drive successful office environments

  • How to deal with repetitive tasks

  • How to collaborate to increase quality and reduce re-work

  • How to better communicate what you need

  • What we need to be professionally satisfied with our work

  • How to create healthy work systems to balance planned and unplanned work in the office

  • How to chart the real completion times of tasks and projects for better planning

  • How to visualize and control individual and team work

  • How to set up obtainable goals and work-in-process limits

  • How to focus on completion and quality

  • How to learn and improve with real information

Sponsored by:Jim and Tonianne:

We’ve worked with individuals, startups, hospitals, government agencies, non-profits, and Fortune 10 companies. We’ve had the privilege of working in just about every vertical on six continents. We’ve seen first hand the complicated, emotional, and frustrating ways we universally “organize” and process our work.

Overload generated by email and phone calls, coupled with legitimate (and ever-changing) colleague and client needs lead people to believe work is synonymous with overload, confusion, and stress. They are convinced that the solution to these issues is simply beyond their reach.

But it’s not. It’s a matter of effective visualization and communication.

To be sure, while getting people to communicate better is in itself an effort, much of the problem is just trying to communicate all there is to say. Context changes and so do our priorities. Tasks are then done hastily, work (and quality) escape us, and we seldom take the time to update others on our status. This isn’t because we’re hiding things from them or intentionally being evasive. And it’s certainly not because we’re evil.

It’s because we are constantly busy.

Healthy companies rely on mechanisms that contain and convey all those really important things that we don’t have the time to: How much work do you have? Who is working on what? What information do you need? What work is in peril? What work can be improved? What work is coming your way?

We have watched how clarity, agency, and the ability to solve problems eases the stress of individuals, teams, and organizations world-wide.

Removing that stress, letting people focus on what’s important, making work life better…that’s what we at Modus are all about.

Modus Cooperandi is grateful for the generosity of our sponsor:

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