I just wanted to post a reminder to everyone that you’re running out of time to join Soundview for the next installment of our Soundview Live Webinar series. On Tuesday, April 12 at Noon (Eastern), you’ll have the opportunity to hear best-selling authors Jon R. Katzenbach and Zia Khan discuss their book Leading Outside the Lines: How to Mobilize the (in)Formal Organization, Energize Your Team and Get Better Results. The authors will present “How to Tap the Power of the Informal.”
It’s a topic that’s garnered a lot of attention among Soundview subscribers. I recently had the opportunity to interview the authors and in the course of our conversation, they pointed out that the informal organization is something that many companies approach with fear. There is the impression that it can lead to either a decrease in productivity or an unwelcome breach of company security. I think listeners will be impressed when they hear Katzenbach and Khan explain the benefits of the social networks and customer interactivity that are part and parcel of the informal organization.
It’s also interesting to hear their take on the traditional organization. A common misconception is that the authors are advocating a wholesale change from the formal to the informal. This isn’t the case. In fact, the authors do a great job of selling the strengths of both the formal and informal organization and the best methods to blend the two.
This is going to be an event that you won’t want to miss. You’ve got less than a week to register for this event, so click this link and sign up today. Don’t forget, if you’re a Soundview subscriber, you can attend Soundview Live for FREE!