Navigating Organizational Nonsense: Tactics and Strategies

A uniquely designed residential programme offered to the working executives across India.

Session starts from 11th Aug. 2024

Session ends on 13th Aug. 2024


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    Session 1: Introduction to Organizational Nonsense

    * Understanding the concept of organizational nonsense

    * Identifying common forms of organizational nonsense

    * The impact of organizational nonsense on employees and overall business performance

    Session 2: The Art of Nonsense Detection

    * Tools and techniques for detecting organizational nonsense

    * Case studies: Nonsense in action

    * Strategies for navigating environments filled with organizational nonsense

    Session 3: Introduction to Toxic Leadership

    * Defining Toxic leadership

    * The characteristics of toxic leaders

    * The impact of toxic leadership on team morale and productivity

    Session 4: The Consequences of Toxicity in organizations

    * The measurable costs of toxicity in organizations

    * The immeasurable costs and personal toll of working under difficult leadership

    Session 5: Strategies for Dealing with Toxicity

    * Techniques for managing up and dealing with toxic leaders

    * Building resilience and protecting your sanity

    * Reverse toxicity: When to fight, when to adapt, and when to walk away

    Session 6: Creating a toxin-free Organizational Culture

    * Techniques for combating organizational nonsense and creating toxin-free cultures

    * The nature and role of procedures and policies in shaping toxin free culture

    Each session will include a mix of lectures, discussions, case studies, and practical exercises. The course will also provide resources for further reading and self-study.


    11th – 14th Aug 2024.            XLRI. Jamshedpur


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    Before registering get to know a bit about your Programme Director


    Dr. Shiva Kakkar

    Dr. Shiva Kakkar, a faculty member at XLRI School of Management, Jamshedpur, is a renowned expert in the field of Generative AI. He holds a PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and his work focuses on the intersection of psychology and technology, particularly human-AI interaction. Dr. Kakkar has built multiple Generative AI use cases in learning and education, which are used as part of the Harvard National Preparedness Leadership Initiative programme for healthcare executives. He is also recognized for implementing the first institution-wide AI assessment policy in India. In addition to his academic and professional achievements, Dr. Kakkar is a rising LinkedIn influencer, sharing insights on the latest AI developments. His unique blend of academic rigor, industry insights, and forward-thinking approach ensures a comprehensive understanding of Generative AI and its applications.


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