Zombies or Zippers: Collaboration, Human Resources and Global Networks

March 16, 2017
Hosted by David B. Savage

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1) Do people matter? To your effectiveness? To your efficiency? To your sales? To your collaborations? To your bottom-line? 2) why do they matter? Why do they matter to you? 3) are robots cheaper, more dependable, faster…? 4) Are Human Resources professionals useful…? 5) what is being done today to build better organizations, more creativity, cost reductions and business success? Do want Zombies/ robots/ messengers in your organization? Or Zippers; those that pull together people, ideas, efficiencies and products with agility and ease? With Amy Schabacker Dufrane, we explore what does a 21st-century HR organization look like? What other skills (apart from subject matter knowledge) do HR professionals need if they are to be successful (digital, analytics, business intelligence, etc.)? With Japman Bajaj, we consider telecommuting and teleworking. Many people have commented that such work styles greatly reduces the synergistic effects of face-to-face collaboration. And so much more.

Break Through to Yes with Collaboration

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Today, our world, our nations, our communities, our families, our organizations and our planet are faced with increasingly complex challenges that present massive potential risks. We are also at a time in human history where we are more educated and connected, and have resources available like never before to access for our advantage.

Seize this opportunity to join a movement of progressive, principled and successful leaders. Working together is a key strategic advantage for those leaders and organizations that build a culture of collaboration. In this program and in the book, Savage brings expertise for collaborative leaders.

Now is our time to lead more powerfully, consciously and collaboratively in ways that make our world a better place today and in the future. Leaders in companies will make this essential shift now.

David B. Savage

David is founder and President of Savage Management Ltd., The Company to Company Dispute Resolution Council. Think Sustain Ability Consultants and The Collaborative Global Initiative.

Savage Management Ltd. (founded in 1993) provides consulting, negotiation, conflict management, organizational development, stakeholder engagement, coaching and collaborative leadership services.

The Company to Company Dispute Resolution Council (founded 2004) works with companies in conflict design their own resolution process and rebuild their opportunities The Collaborative Global Initiative (founded in 2013) is a global community of collaborative and dispute resolution professionals committed to addressing and embracing conflict, and supporting a more peaceable, healthy and sustainable living environment. Think Sustain Ability (founded in 2011) is dedicated to working with organizations that actively create economic, environmental and social sustainability for today and our future. After a successful thirty-two-year career as a leader in the Canadian petroleum industry, since 2007 David has focused on engaging and developing collaborative leaders and sustainable business development.

Savage’s book “Break Through to Yes: Unlocking the Possible within a Culture of Collaboration” was published worldwide March. , 2016. According to Kirkus Reviews, “While it addresses organizational collaboration, this book could be interpreted more broadly as a treatise on building a cooperative culture within families, groups, businesses, and government.” Savage’s co-shared book, “Ready Aim Excel: 52 Leadership Lessons,” is an international business bestseller on Amazon.

Episode Directory

April 2017

March 2017

  • 3/30/2017: Collaboration, Disruptive Technology and Entrepreneurship Listen Now
  • 3/23/2017: Collaboration, The Secret Marathon and Going the Extra Mile Listen Now
  • 3/16/2017: Zombies or Zippers: Collaboration, Human Resources and Global Networks Listen Now
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