Managing Collaborative Overload
Thursday, January 26, 2017
|11:00 AM - 12:00 PM||US Eastern|
|10:00 AM - 11:00 AM||US Central|
|9:00 AM - 10:00 AM||US Mountain|
|8:00 AM - 9:00 AM||US Pacific|
|4:00 PM - 5:00 PM||GMT|
Isn’t the ideal to have selfless team members? Aren’t selflessness and generosity key to collaboration and high-performing teams?
New research by Wharton professor and best-selling author Adam Grant finds that being overly selfless and generous can actually have a high cost. Though organizations want to build a workforce of givers and not takers, givers need to rein themselves in for everyone’s sake—or risk generosity burnout.
In an upcoming HBR Big Idea, Grant describes the challenges of collaboration and the downside of generosity: If we don’t put boundaries around it, givers will hurt the people they’re trying to help—and half of them will burn out in the process.
On January 26, in an engaging, interactive Harvard Business Review webinar, Grant will share insights about generosity and collaboration. He will provide data about the costs of generosity, examples of generosity burnout, and concrete recommendations for managers on the most effective ways to ensure collaboration. Grant will focus on techniques to better manage yourself to improve your ability to collaborate with and manage others.
Grant is the author of the best-seller Give and Take and has been rated Wharton’s top teacher for five consecutive years. He has been recognized as one of HR’s most influential international thinkers. If you want to ensure a collaborative organization, learn how to achieve it while avoiding generosity burnout.
About the Speaker
Adam Grant is Wharton's top-rated teacher. He has been recognized as one of HR's most influential international thinkers, BusinessWeek's favorite professors, the world's 40 best business professors under 40, and Malcolm Gladwell's favorite social science writers. Grant was tenured at Wharton while still in his twenties and has been honored with the Excellence in Teaching Award for every class he has taught. Grant is the author of two New York Times best-selling books translated into 35 languages. Originals explores how individuals champion new ideas and leaders fight groupthink; it is a #1 national bestseller and was named one of the best books of 2016 by Elle, NPR, Amazon, and the Financial Times. His first book, Give and Take, was a New York Times bestseller translated into twenty-seven languages and named one of the best books of 2013 by Amazon, Apple, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal--as well as one of Oprah's riveting reads, Fortune's must-read business books, Harvard Business Review's ideas that shaped management, and the Washington Post's books every leader should read. His speaking and consulting clients include Google, the NFL, Merck, Goldman Sachs, Disney Pixar, the United Nations, and the U.S. Army and Navy. He received a standing ovation for his 2016 TED talk on the surprising habits of original thinkers and was voted the audience’s favorite speaker at The Nantucket Project on the success of givers and takers. He serves as a contributing op-ed writer for the New York Times and was profiled in a cover story by its magazine. Grant earned his Ph.D. in organizational psychology from the University of Michigan and his B.A. from Harvard. He is a former junior Olympic springboard diver and magician.