Team-Based Work Structures and Productivity
Instructor: Aliqae Geraci
Dates: Not currently scheduled
Credits: 0.75 CEUs
Libraries and professional organizations commonly utilize committees and teams to manage projects, yet all too often promising initiatives flounder or fizzle because team ground rules, expectations, and timelines aren’t articulated from the get-go. Incorporating self-management principles can help you and your group move past inaction and towards a more productive and efficient working relationship. In this two-week class, we will look at some of the literature on team productivity, draft realistic work plans and timelines, and discuss techniques for navigating interpersonal conflict, articulating individual responsibilities, and incorporating rolling assessments in order to stay on track and bring projects in on time.
Aliqae Geraci is the Industrial and Labor Relations Research Librarian at Cornell University's Hospitality, Labor and Management Library. A former public librarian and labor researcher, she is a co-founder of Save NYC Libraries and serves on the Board of Directors of Urban Librarians Unite. Aliqae speaks and writes about library advocacy and library workers' organizations, and is the co-author of the forthcoming Grassroots Library Advocacy (ALA Editions, 2012). Interview with Aliqae Geraci
Contact us to arrange a special session of this class for a group of seven or more, with a negotiable discount.