Every project organization is a culture. Understanding the unique aspects of a project culture and bringing together professionals from various cultures are important project management abilities. In this presentation we will dive into the importance of rituals, campfire conversations and totem poles, and we will discuss power relations, conflicts and collaboration with the team. Illustrated with examples from other tribes, projects and our own organization, we suggest you build a tribe to enhance project results!
Karen Smits, Ph.D. is an international expert in Organizational Anthropology. Her Ph.D. study Cross Culture Work: Practices of Collaboration in the Panama Canal Expansion Program receives much attention in the project management world, and beyond. This research shows the people-side of project management and reveals how project participants deal with the cultural complexity in their everyday work life.
At Practical Thinking Group, Karen is active as Global Thinker on Organizational Culture & Change Management. Often tied to Project Management services, she designs and facilitates cultural change processes. Karen also teaches in the Executive MBA of ADEN University, and she is often invited to speak at international corporate events.
After 5 years in Panama and 3 years in Brazil, Karen is now based in Singapore. She strives to make the cultural context of the organization and its members more visible, which supports collaboration and its outcomes within the (project) organization.
|Event Date||02-08-2018 7:00 pm|
|Event End Date||02-08-2018 9:00 pm|
|Cut off date||18-07-2018 11:55 pm|
|Member Price||90SGD (Until 15-07-2018)|
|Location||To Be Advised (TBA)|