Organizational Acupuncture™: For the Health of Your Culture
- 34 mins on-demand video
- 4 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
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- Learn ways to enhance business performance by improving communications between employees and teams + Learn a new approach to planning internal communication, knowledge management and training programs from a strategic standpoint + Gain a new perspective on gauging organizational and cultural health based on your current communication practices
- You must be a business leader or manager with responsibility for improving communications in your company to energize its culture and advance its growth objectives + The course discusses management-level topics designed for business leaders. Students should understand basic management principles + The course discusses topics that some may consider “New Age.” Students should be open to the Eastern philosophies addressed
A combination eLearning micro-course and accompanying business eBook. Using principles from Traditional Chinese Medicine and the ancient healing art of acupuncture, the instructor presents a unique theory and model to help leaders attain cultural health to achieve enduring business success! Organizational Acupuncture™ helps leaders strategically manage their workplace communications to optimize business results. Techniques taught in the course can help fix “broken” or “toxic” cultures, as well as address communication blockages caused by ineffective channels or company “silos.” Countless business problems can be traced to poor communication between employees and teams. Organizational Acupuncture helps you overcome these and other obstacles to developing a high-performance culture.
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Organizational Acupuncture™: For the Health of Your Culture is derived from the instructor's business eBook, which is offered as course material and which delivers a broader look at management issues through the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine and yin-yang theory. Organizational Acupuncture is part of the instructor's 3-book/eLearning course catalog entitled “Ageless Wisdom @ Work.”
- Leaders and managers in corporate communications, HR, organization development, training, and operations + CEOs and business owners + Leaders on track to senior management and entrepreneurial roles. (Note: this course is not for small companies without established systems and cultures.)
This lecture introduces the theory of Organizational Acupuncture and its goal of attaining organizational health through enhanced culture and communication. The instructor explains how the principles of Organizational Acupuncture are derived from his decades of experience in business communication consulting―combined with his training in Zen, Taoist theory, and the Asian martial arts.
This lecture introduces four key principles regarding internal workplace communications as analyzed and optimized using Organizational Acupuncture. These important management concepts relate to and highlight the types of business problems that can be cured by using Organizational Acupuncture.
This lecture explains the fundamental practices of traditional acupuncture. Students are introduced to two core ideas behind this ancient healing art: Qi (also spelled “Chi”) energy―the life force that powers our existence and which delivers optimal human health―and meridians, the channels in the human body through which Qi flows. Understanding how Qi moves through meridians in the body reveals how communications and information should flow through an organization to enhance business performance.
This lecture focuses on the equivalent of Qi energy in an organizational context. The instructor introduces the concept of “informational energy”―a descriptor for the shared knowledge, insights, and communication effectiveness that power a high-performance culture and help support sound business practices.
This lecture discusses the acupuncture term “meridians” as it mirrors the channels of communication that typically exist in an organization and through which informational energy flows. The goal of understanding these conduits is to be able to evaluate information/communication problems occurring within them.
In this lecture, the acupuncture concept of energy “blockages” is explored as a metaphor for communication and information-sharing problems that tend to occur in given meridian channels. The different types of blockages are discussed as a precursor to learning how to remove them. An accompanying checklist of real-life examples (Adobe PDF) is provided, expanding upon the lecture content.
This lecture explains ways to identify and remove blockages of informational energy―similar to how an acupuncturist would use needles or acupressure to restore or redirect Qi flow. The focus is on removing blockages of informational energy to ensure that the right knowledge and intelligence are getting through to the people who need it for business decision-making.
All the lectures in this course can be summarized by the Organizational Acupuncture model―which illustrates the ideal strategic flow of knowledge and intelligence (informational energy) that should move through a company. An accompanying infographic (Adobe PDF) depicts the model.
This lesson summarizes the main principles of Organizational Acupuncture as a means of advancing your business objectives through maintaining cultural health. It recounts the course guidance and presents a class project to facilitate an understanding and application of the Organizational Acupuncture model.