The RGB Way with CapacityWare
2007 Issue 02 - Feb. 28, 2007
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ARTICLE - RECLAIMING TECHNOLOGY: CODIFYING RGB SUCCESS
CAPACITYWARE SOFTWARE TIP
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
SENDER INFORMATION - SUBSCRIBER OPTIONS
GOOD CITIZENSHIP IN THE WORKFORCE by Joe Lacroix
As we facilitate groups using the RGB as a foundational measure of
latent talent, we are convinced that people come to groups to GIVE
and not necessarily receive. For years we've listened to (but not
applied) the somewhat greedy refrain "What's in it for me?" We
believe that if we're right, group participants are far less
interested in receiving a gift than they are in giving one. As
facilitators, our job is defined by how well we help people GIVE!
The RGB assists this gift-giving by helping people better understand
their gifts (talents) and how the gifts of others are needed for
a more complete solution to any problem. Good citizens make a
selfless contribution to the wellbeing of the whole. Good citizens
are accepting of gifts with that kind of value. Citizenship at all
levels in any organization becomes the conduit through which
problems are identified and solved at the most practical level.
So, what are the high-value, good citizenship RED gifts we're
talking about? Accountability is first and foremost on the list.
Our efforts, work or otherwise, would be enhanced if we were more
responsive to the expectations others have of us because of the
committments we make. Being the model of accountability and helping
others live up to those rigors can't be a bad thing. It's a great
gift to the group environment.
Then what does the GREEN have to offer in the high-value, good
citizenship gift-giving department? Relationship connection is at
the top of this list. People helping people connect with the best
partners, the most fulfilling needs, the most compatible tasks -
the list is endless. It seems impossible that such a catalytic
gift could be anything but invaluable!
Finally, the BLUE approach helps create the vision required to fit
into the future more effectively. This futuristic approach brings
with it the innovation required for fresh processes that add
vitality and reduce wasted effort on obsolete practices. Talk
about adding value!
In an ideal world, we'd be in a position to offer our talent to
those needing it and have it accepted and valued. Too often
this is not the case for a long list of rationalized obstacles. We
can do better.
View the companion article that appeared in INSIDE BUSINESS on
January 15, 2007:
( http://www.ltodi.com/IB_2007_02.pdf )
RICHMOND, VA - FACILITATION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT PROPOSAL.
QWLC is pleased to announce that it has submitted a proposal to
provide project management and facilitation serivces to a state
agency operating in Hampton Roads. The Organization Change System
Manual and the Facilitation Teams Manual allow such a proposal to
be made due to the depth of the material and the level of training
received by course graduates.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - RESIDENCY.
Ten graduates from Residency have taken their first step toward
earning the title - Quality of WorkLife Practitioner. The complete
course includes five days in residence with additional requirements
completed online. Course participants receive a 5-volume
professional development library during Residency. The next
Residency is scheduled for June 18 - 22, 2007 and is nearly filled
as of this writing.
HAMPTON, VA - DIVERSITY COLLEGE - RGB.
The recent Residency (above) included an afternoon practicum during
which Residency participants completed a brief practicum during a
local Diversity College RGB presentation. The Diversity College is a
City of Hampton offering to both a workforce audience and community
audience lasting six and eight weeks respectively. For more
information contact the Citizens Unity Commission in Hampton.
VIRGINIA BEACH, VA - NAVY SAFETY CONFERENCE - MARCH 12-16, 2007.
QWLC has been retained by the Department of the Navy, Naval
Occupational Safety and Health and Environmental Training Center,
to present a "Change Management Seminar" at the 15th Annual Safety
Professional Development Conference. The core reference document
for this session is the Organizational Change Management System
Manual. The conference will be attended by safety professionals
from all over the United States representing the Navy, Coast Guard,
and Marine Corps.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - CAPACITYWARE TRAINING DAY - MARCH 28, 2007.
CapacityWare training days are divided into two parts: The morning
focuses on program management topics (BLUE) while the afternoon
dives into software mechanics (RED). Users come with topics of
their own, but the default topic for March is "Filtering Survey
Results through the RGB" to gain insight that matters.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA - QWLC REUNION - MARCH 31, 2007.
The QWLC extended family is planning a reunion of past, present,
and a few future associates just so we can stay connected. The
idea came from Jayne Smith an employee from years ago who misses
the connections with the "old gang." If you're planning on
attending send us an e-mail and let us know. Family and friends -
YES, food - YES (pot luck), location - LOOKING! Suggestions?
<<<<CAPACITYWARE SOFTWARE TIP>>>>>
Replace those scribbled notes on "Things to do" with the "Priorities
List" from CapacityWare. From the Main Menu, use the Activities
drop down menu, select Events, select File, and select Event
Priorities Report. The result is a report that lists upcoming
Events as well as immediate past Events. This is our framework for
knowing what needs to be done to either GET READY, or FOLLOW
THROUGH. The list can be augmented with the Pre- Post- sublists
for each event when you need more detail. When you enter "DONE"
after the Event Name, the system simply removes the entry from the
next list. This feature saves you time AND provides focus!
We were fortunate enough to have the cameras rolling at a recent
"live" event where things just didn't turn out so well. Frankly,
we got some incredible footage that we'll study for months to come,
and will likely include in future training sessions as a learning
tool. This opportunity reinforces our belief that we have a
greater learning experience from those things that don't go as
planned. If you have a copy of the Facilitation Teams Manual,
Tab 2 - Models, review Quadrant 2 of the Basic Model. Learning
emerges from failures far more readily than from successes. The
critical difference between the traditional failure and the
Quadrant 2 experience is the reflection and learning that emerges
from the Clinic!
In preparation for February 2007 Residency, Tabs 1 - History and
Documentation, and 3 - Trend Rankings, of the Diagnostic Report
and Follow-through Manual were updated. Tab 1 - History and
Documentation provides the single source for background information
concerning a change effort. Tab 3 - Trend Rankings provides a
variety of priorty-ordering products to suit nearly any change
initiative. Details have been added to both Tabs. Holders of the
Manual are encouraged to download and review this revision as soon
as practical. Remember your password is embedded in the copyright
line of the version you are holding. Go to:
( http://www.ltodi.com/OCS-Manual-5.htm )
<<<<FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS>>>>>
Why use the RGB if an organization is already using the MBTI?
The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is an excellent tool. It is never
our intention to replace the use of any instrumentation already in
use in a cleint organization. We think it is important, however,
to offer a choice for those who find the MBTI or any other
instrumentation such as DiSC a complicated formula to remember and
apply. Most, but not all, instruments are created using a four
quadrant model, RGB is only three parts. The colors red, green,
and blue are intuitive and, frankly, easily remembered and applied.
The RGB remains in use years after people learn it - from the
loading dock to the Board Room. The RGB connects with dozens of
other models thus permitting a powerful leverage of its use in a
broad and deep context. Simply stated, we just think it has more
ANTHY LEE HALL - HAMPTON, VA
Anthy is the first in her class to complete the online examination
requirements for Certification. Her average score is 91% -
Congratulations! She is a graduate of both the Facilitation Teams
course and Residency with a specialty in RGB at the Workshop level.
As a bright RED, she is a welcome addition to the CapacityWare
Practitioners International Network. We always seek to balance our
ranks with Red, Green, and Blue predispositions and Anthy's talents
are much needed.
What gets more attention in your orgnization?
fixing a problem.
preventing a problem.
( http://www.qualityofworklife.com/monthly_survey.htm )
ONLINE EXAMINATIONS - Satisfactory completion of the online
examinations are required for a final award of the QWLP
FACILITATOR COURSE - Anyone having completed the basic 3 or 5-day
QWLC Facilitator Course is eligible (available seat basis) to
attend any subsequent course without a second tuition charge.
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Newport News, Virginia 23606
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